Editors letter : The Age Issue
The topic of age has always been a sensitive one and no more so than in the world of fashion and beauty. Historically fashion has always been synonymous with youth, with youth culture often leading the sartorial charge for radical change. So, it has been interesting to see the fashion world start to eschew their obsession with the young, send a variety of aged models down the catwalk and show that ‘new’ clothes can still be relevant for the ‘old’.
In this issue, we interview our cover star actor Laura Carmichael about ‘growing up’ on the set of Downtown Abbey and hear author Tilly Bagshawe’s musings on the aging process. Our jewellery and beauty story (photographed by the brilliant Matthew Shave) features the extraordinary Debbie Grieve who has been modelling since the 1960s and shows us just how beautiful older skin can be. We talk to photographer Gina Soden who finds the beauty in old, abandoned and decaying buildings and virtually visit a bygone age via the images of David Reiss who photographed a remote community in Java who have removed themselves from modern-day society and technology.
Creating this issue of Make didn’t happen overnight! So, as always, we are indebted to all of our talented contributors (of all ages) who gave up their valuable time to create the truly beautiful images and features for this issue.
Age is an important theme for Make magazine. We aspire to venerate the style, design and quality of the print magazines of our youth and combine these aesthetics with modern technology to create a magazine, which we hope, marries the very best of new and old and make something relevant for any age.
Chloe and Ursula