Did this project present any particular challenges, and if so how were these overcome?
Jane worked for Hussein in the early 2000s. With Three Faces: Archive Chalayan, she wanted to show that Hussein's work goes beyond the expected showpieces of the catwalk and explore the more wearable looks that often get overlooked. The issue is a 120-page photo essay created in collaboration with photographer Axel Hoedt. It showcases the three female archetypes that define the fashion industry: the fresh, young face of a model; the familiar face of a supermodel; and the expressive, ‘real’ face of an actress. Trained ballet dancer Lida Fox, supermodel Kristen McMenamy and German actress Bibiana Beglau are photographed wearing clothes that are all dated between 1997 and 2010 selected by Jane from Hussein’s archive. The whole issue was shot over three months. We very much treat each feature in the magazine as a project and, of course, projects do come with their difficulties. For us, the main challenge is one of funding. Making a journal to this standard, using both the paper and printing quality the images deserve, is both costly and time consuming – it cannot be rushed. Everything that is wonderful about creating Archivist is also very stressful.