I find it hard to single out a favourite. Especially between ‘Them’ by Danny Treacy in the SS2003 issue and Isabelle Wenzel’s latest ‘Surprise Surprise’ with Agata Belcen in the SS2021 issue. ‘Them’ might not even fall under the category of a traditional fashion editorial, but I think that’s part of its appeal – almost as if it is debating with the idea of being one, in a menacing way. It is pretty easy to miss it if you’re quickly flicking through the issue, but it very much sticks out from the rest of the pages; a clever way of discussing anonymity through a magazine. Two spreads with images of clothing found in neglected public spaces, creating interest around the apparent ambiguity of Treacy’s fictional characters, who also seem to be vehicles of a detailed narrative that’s waiting to be written. All dressed up, ready to extract an intimate storyline from the viewers. Definitely had me spin one out for the meat fabricator. I guess this aspect of surreal performance and anonymity is also what drew me to Wenzel’s latest work, although she has been a constant reference that leaks into a lot of my research.