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      ...What, then, represents authenticity in this era of simulacrum, when everything owes something to something else? We keep on keeping on, as the saying goes, striving to be original, though we know we will end up looking and acting the same. Advocating authenticity as a part of social life is, in fact, relatively new. The notion of the world as a stage, or ‘theatrum mundi,’ was expressed already among the ancient Greeks who saw the world as a sum greater than its parts, with people as characters and their actions as drama. And according to sociologist Richard Sennett, public life in early eighteenth-century Paris and London was also based on the doctrines and principles of the theatre. Being social meant making playful use of many masks, with little or no attention being paid to the personal qualities of the individual...

      TEXTS BY
      Laura Albert, Elizabeth Hawes, Lucy Ives, Alice Hines, Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, Eric Wilson, Jacque Mercer, Philippa Snow, Charles Baudelaire, Rob Horning, Rosie Findlay, Johannes Reponen, Andrea Kollnitz, Andrew Potter, Efrat Tseëlon

      INTERVIEWS BY
      Anja Aronowsky Cronberg

      FICTION BY
      Guy de Maupassant, William Thackeray

      VISUALS BY
      Torbjørn Rødland, Ed Templeton, Timm Rautert, Hans Eijkelboom, Mimmo Paladino, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Simon Menner, Roshan Adhihetty, Eddy Bofferio, Weronika Gęsicka

      DESIGN BY
      Studio Blanco

      Vestoj exists outside of seasonally-based trends and news-focused articles. Instead they aim to encourage and champion the critical and independent voice within fashion as well as absolute creative freedom. In order to remain unbiased Vestoj has no advertising. Vestoj focuses solely on sartorial matters, bringing together academia and industry in a bid to combine academic theory, critical thinking and a bit of good old fashioned glamour.

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ISSUE 8: ON AUTHENTICITY

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