Double-spread editorial artworks commissioned for Heren, November 2016. 840 x 335 mm each, 12 pp. Edited by Dong Beom Seo; photography by Young Gyu Yoo.
As a reference for the artworks for the 1990s-themed fashion editorial of Heren, we chose Fabien Baron’s art direction from the early- to mid-1990s for such magazines as Vogue Italy, Interview, and Harper’s Bazaar. It has always been an inspiration for us, but it would be pointless to try to mimic his style. Instead, we took an approach that is both literal and elusive. We summoned – meaning, “quoted” – some of the famous magazine spreads he designed, and made them foggy and blurry, vaporing away the details. The shadowy images were, then, superimposed on the pictures, creating a haunted mood for the pages.