Vestoj On Capital looks at all forms of value or assets: financial, human, cultural, social – you name it. We explore how talent is developed and harnessed in fashion, and how this now intersects with branding (and self-branding) which has become so important in all aspects of culture. The issue also examines how value flows between symbolic assets like taste or beauty or cool and economic profit. And how the traditional schism between cultural and financial capital (cool versus money) has been replaced by a much more self-consciously positive – or nuanced and complex – relationship between art and fashion.
Aurélie Van de Peer, Michelle Millar Fisher, Amber Winick, Caroline Stevenson, Anthony Sullivan, Renate Stauss, Karen Van Godtsenhoven, Christina Moon, Charles Dickens, Femke de Vries, Vanessa Rosales, Leo Braudy, Meredyth Cole, Lucy Ives, Taylore Scarabelli, Philippa Snow, A’Lelia Bundles, Emily Post
Anja Aronowsky Cronberg
Alec Soth, Taryn Simon, David Shrigley, Carmen Winant, Antoine Vollon, Mous Lamrabat, Eugène Delacroix, François Halard, Fleur Helluin, Sheltens & Abbenes
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.