An exhibition catalog and editorial hallucination of the three year “fashion” collaboration
of the same title between Bjarne Melgaard, Babak Radboy and a list of collaborators from fashion designers to poodle groomers with nothing in common perhaps, except their exile, malcontent or complete irrelevance to fashion.
The size of a vinyl LP, the magazine takes the form of a boxed set, with each project individually bound within.
★ Exiled fashion designer Miguel Adrover documents a 12 year project in which he worked as a prostitute in Cuba as a form of solidarity and fidelity to a group of sex workers he befriended there.
★ A series of unreleased photographs by Anders Edstrom entitled “things I see when I walk my dog” — documents things he has seen while walking his dog over a span of five years.
★ Melgaard’s imaginary (and unauthorized) collaboration between cult publishers semiotext(e) and cult street-wear line Supreme is photographed by Steven Klein on Jeremy Meeks — the ex-felon who became a sex symbol after his mugshot from the Stockton Police Department went viral.
★ Unpublished photos documenting a twelve year period in which (exiled) fashion designer Miguel Adrover traveled to Cuba where he prostituted himself as a form of solidarity with the friends he had made there [Miguel Adrover, Prostitute].
★ Fashion Editorial featuring couture pieces and miniature versions of the MELGAARD Collection on 21 Korean Sex Dolls [Robert Kulisek, "Sugar Amnesia"]
★ Pornographic Look Book for the MELGAARD streetwear collection [Marcelo Krasilcic].
★ Photo Novella of boho-fascist single-white-female in farting contest with satan. [Heji Shin, Fart Zur Hölle]
★ Editorial featuring fine jewelry collaboration with Bjørg shot on teacup piglets. [Asger Carlsen, Bjorg]
★ Collaboration with Oklahoma-based competitive poodle groomers Grateful Groomin’ [Jason Nocito, Dogs are the Best]
★ Essay and accompanying lending library towards alternative forms of ambition, curated by Chris Kraus and Hedi El Kholti [reading list includes: Pig Earth (John Berger); Three-Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story (Gary Indiana); I Love Dick (Chris Kraus); Coma (Pierre Guyotat); Cool For You (Eileen Myles); Nobody is Ever Missing (Catherine Lacey); Diary of an Innocent (Tony Duvert) et al.
★ Portrait of fuckable-felon and internet meme Jeremy Meeks in MELGAARD Collection [Meeks, Steven Klein].
Creative Director, Babak Radboy
Fashion Director, Avena Gallagher
Design Director, Erin Knutson
Managing Editor, Candice Strongwater
Designers, Aimee Bowen, Junlu Xie
Producer, Spencer Morgan Taylor @ Harbinger Creative
Additional Production, Kate Hawkins @ Andorforever