Flaunt Magazine’s Denim Cover
In a world where magazines and newspapers are laying off employees and closing up shop, you’d expect most publications to cut costs wherever they can. Over the past few years, some of my favorite magazines have skimped on length and glossy paper and even gone bi-monthly to keep production costs down. But apparently, hip high-fashion magazine Flaunt didn’t receive an invitation to the print funeral.
The July/August issue of Flaunt is not your typical bold, shiny cover with a celebrity “telling ALL.” Instead, it is covered in denim. Print might be dead, but denim is forever. Sponsored by Guess, Claudia Schiffer adorns the jeans-themed issue. According to mediabistro, you can expect Pacific Coast road-trip postcards from Agave Denim, a stencil from Kill City, a pull-out booklet of AG Adriano Goldschmied creative director Sam Wu’s favorite L.A. spots, and an iron-on transfer from Genetic Denim.
Will all of these denim goodies tempt you to buy the zine? The award-winning magazine has always been at the forefront of taking risks in a business that is known for conforming. While Cosmopolitan and Vogue have dueling cover stories about the same celebrities, Flaunt has always benefited from dancing to the beat of its own drum. The website explains that the magazine aims to examine “provocative issues and ideas pertaining to art, fashion, film, music, media, and literature.”
Okay, so doing an entire issue on denim isn’t the most original thing Flaunt has ever done… but going as far as creating a cover out of denim? We might just buy a magazine for the first time in years (trashy tabloids for flights doesn’t count). It will be available at your local Barnes and Noble this month, giving you a reason to put down your Nook and get physical! The Dark Ages are upon us.
For more information about Flaunt Magazine‘s denim issue, visit the website.