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Bottega Veneta reveals “issued,” a quarterly digital journal

Mantle Magazine

Italian maison Bottega Veneta traded social media for a multitude of inspiration in one link.

New social channels and technologies are rapidly changing the ways in which artists and designers can imagine and speculate on the future. As a result, fashion has become increasingly porous and interconnected. 

It’s into this constantly shifting environment that Italian maison Bottega Veneta has thrown its hat, launching its new digital journal, issued

Parkour group Storror in issue’s first release.
Photo: Bottega Veneta

Through issued, Bottega Veneta’s creative director Daniel Lee reveals a new cultural paradigm where traditional silos of content have dissolved into an ever-changing and accelerating landscape of fashion. 

“It is more progressive and more thoughtful than scrolling through an Instagram feed,” Lee says. 

Earlier in the year, the maison had left social media completely, with all its accounts disappearing in January. Months later, and we have the reason behind this decision. 

Missy Elliot, shot by Tyrone Lebon.
Photo: Bottega Veneta

Issued feels like a more cohesive platform, providing a seamless, virtually tactile audiovisual experience in Issue 01: it expounds on Missy Elliott’s “Hot Boyz” from 1999 lensed by Derek Blanks; Mariacarla Boscono gives us a true Philo-phile look; and a textile work by Bindi Steel immortalizes one of its campaigns.

Photo by Jonathan Frantini

Some of the pages demonstrate the extraordinary intersection of art and fashion, like the lilac icing-adorned mules by Tyler Mitchell, and wobbling jelly versions of the Tyre boots from Alex Paganelli, otherwise known as Dead Hungry. 

Textile by Bindi Steel

The adoption of this digital model is an important discourse for BV obsessives. It illuminates collaboration while reinforcing its new voice on social media and the broader global community. But more than anything, it’s a voice that speaks the language of today. 

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