whYSL?. November 2003


The froth and frivolity of fashion, for which it is all too easily dismissed, is essentially about dreaming and imagining the impossible. This issue of TANK notes Slavoj Žižek’s reminder that “authentic politics is the art of the impossible” and leans into this fantastical excess.

  • Emails from revered postcolonial scholar Edward Said

  • Kim Jones on rave culture and fashion’s new breed

  • Tom Ford’s unearthly vision for Saint Laurent

  • Design collective 2x4 pay tribute to Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

  • Plus, how Zaraism is transforming fashion’s means of production, photography by Sean+Seng and Warren Singh Bartlett on why he was fired from Al Jazeera