We spend a lot of time here on the BoF discussing the impact of new media on the fashion industry. In fact, yesterday we weighed in on the issue over at JC Report in a full-length article about some of the new online media sites and communities that are popping up. But that doesn't mean we don't like flipping through a good old-fashioned magazine from time to time, as long as it brings a fresh perspective and the images and editorial are strong. Three new magazines recently landed in our mailbox and we thought we'd share them with you.
The first issue of New York Look magazine gives a behind-the-scenes look into the S/S collections and all of the planning and mayhem that go into those 15 minutes of fame for a brand. Actually, it might not be quite 15 minutes. NYL provides a play-by-play of the seasons hottest shows with statistics like the number of models to the names of celebrities in attendance. Our quantitative nerdy side was immediately drawn to the lengths of shows. The longest was Narciso Rodriguez at 45 minutes; the shortest was a tight 8 minutes for Chloé. Apart from fun useless statistics, the magazine also has stunning photography and a tongue-in-cheek piece on Anna Wintour's love for Roger Federer, as we witnessed at Oscar de la Renta's show in September.