four23 have returned from Paris Fashion Week, where we invited a fashion audience to co-create a limited-edition magazine for the debut XBYO collection.
Taking over a gallery space in La Marais, we created a temporary publishing studio from which we curated a programme of hands-on craft workshops, inspired by the collection’s Japanese roots.
Starting with a talk by collection designer and former Commes des Garcons pattern cutter Ms Nakamura, the guests were immersed in the story of the collection before taking part in a series of interactive sessions.
Print Van Paris were commissioned to lead a screen printing workshop, using the unique shapes and patterns of the collection. Whilst graphic designer Arjun Harrison-Mann guided guests through a typography masterclass, using conductive inks.
Paris-based artist Jimbo Barbu taught guests how to merge the analogue with the digital using scanners and printers to create unique collages.
The day concluded with a communal dining experience, curated by experimental Parisian food innovators Animal Kitchen, who developed a Japanese-inspired tapas menu.