Stack at home: The Skirt Chronicles, October 2019

by Kitty Drake in October 2019

In October, we sent out Parisian fashion journal The Skirt Chronicles on Stack. The latest issue begins by saying that, while people often assume this is a magazine exclusively made for women, it’s actually intended for everyone — or, as they put it: “talented people, skirts, pants shorts and skorts”. That’s something Stack subscriber Joey Gao highlighted brilliantly in his winning photograph of the October delivery. Scroll down for that, below.

While the fashion is beautiful — the suits shoot is guaranteed to make anyone with even a passing interest in clothes feel weak with longing — this is no ordinary fashion magazine. The issue begins with a short story about a sex party, titled ‘ASS’, and features an experimental essay on writing, entitled “Flaubert, Duras, and Stein walk into a bar”. There’s also poetry, some of which is about Tom Cruise.

Throughout, there’s a pleasing haphazardness to The Skirt Chronicles that makes it feel like a private journal, stuffed with fascinating ephemera that has caught the editor’s attention. Stack subscribers loved it as much as we do — here are some of our favourite bits from social media about the issue.

5. Ass

We really love this tweet from Justinien Tribillon, editor of the wonderful Migrant Journal.

4. “Two cloth tubes”

Nothing nicer than reading a magazine in bed. This feature on “two cloth tubes” looks particularly great up against the covers.

3. Mirror mirror

Creative marketing company Clickon have done a nice double effect on this mesmerising yellow shirt spread.

2. Boing!

We’re in love with this boomerang.

1. Trousers

Joey’s picture of The Skirt Chronicles in his wardrobe is our winner this month. Money-can’t-buy Stack T-shirt on its way.

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