Founded by Dutch editor and stylist (and frequent VMagazine.com contributor) Sonny Groo, Mykromag has released over 80 features online and in print since 2009, showcasing up-and-comers who have since become established players in the industry, such as Guillaume Henry, Iris van Herpen, Mary Katrantzou, JW Anderson, Miroslava Duma and Nicola Formichetti. Mykromag’s last adventure in print publishing was back in 2011, when they put out a beautiful set of books with unisex designer Rad Hourani.
This year marks the triumphant return of a printed Mykromag, this time with a minimized name and aesthetic. MYKRO is now a quarterly large format magazine in no-nonsense black and white. The first official issue is part of a limited edition run of three hundred copies; it includes twelve interviews with talent who, if we can judge by how the others Groo has found have faired, will continue to stir audiences for a long time to come.
For their latest issue, Groo and his team found a variety of tastemakers, like the enigmatic James Goldstein, fashion's last true cowboy, who worked tirelessly to bring his architecture dreams to life with John Lautner, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. The great Mrs. Eileen Ford, at the age of ninety-one shows incredible enthusiasm by sharing her story—one that has never been printed before—in a heartwarming interview with her protégé Neal Hamil. Long-time friend and designer Esteban Cortazar, who has returned to fashion after being replaced at Ungaro, shares a story of new beginnings with his sensational collaboration with Net-A-Porter, while in New York, hot on the heels of Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr for a $1.1 billion, Valentine Uhovski, is introduced as the micro-blogging site's first Fashion Evangelist. Also featured are two emerging musicians who represent a new level of consciousness: Jihae and Maya Vik; and finally, the mesmerising cover story features Daphne Guinness, a true original and fashion favorite.
Learn more about MYKRO here.