Lissome, adjective, late 18th century, abbreviation from lithe + -some
Synonyms: gentle, calm, gracious, kind
Pronouncing the feeling of watching long, graceful blades of grass swishing in the breeze, “lissome” is an attempt to explain something that is fundamentally ineffable, a moment of serene awareness that you’ve experienced but never had a word for. That kind and gentle awareness of ourselves and, as a consequence, of our surroundings, is the larger story that inspires us at Lissome.
In this issue:
In The Lissome N°2: Rewilding, we embrace our shared aliveness and joyfully dance for a “rewilding” of our world. We come to explore a new worldview for the 21st century (in conversation with biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber) and delve into how “enlivenment,” a culture of aliveness, poetry and beauty, could help break down the illusion of separation and heal our estrangement from the natural world (and thus ourselves). We look at how the “Earth Logic Fashion Action Research Plan”, outlined by trailblazing fashion academics Mathilda Tham and Kate Fletcher, puts forward a plan for the fashion sector that replaces growth logic with Earth Logic and with it, a new purpose for activity in the fashion sector, where actions lead to increased health of the planet and its people.
“Localism gives us greater autonomy from global capitalism, and resilience through being able to better self-provision. And in so doing, when crafted from local fibres and dyes, our clothing reconnects us to our local landscapes and culture” – this is the liberating intention of the Fibershed movement, and we learn about it from Emma Hague and Deborah Barker who are pioneering the formation of regenerative fibre systems communities in the UK. Together with musician, activist and author Sam Lee, we travel through the world of folk mythology and sing with the nightingales, and we weave an ode to the unlit with poet Stacey Cotter Manière.
In “A Sensual Awakening”, we open our minds and hearts to the power and wisdom of pleasure and sensuality in fashion activism and life, and to rest and slowing down as a potent political protest. We explore the animism of supply chains in “The Life Force of Cloth”, and in “Reclaiming the Sacred”, we delve into the the timeliness of healing with plants and the world of modern witchcraft. We join permaculture activists and fearless forest guardians on their quest to protect and to live respectfully and in balance with the Earth. We treasure adornments from nature, and are in awe of ancestral craftsmanship techniques such as straw weaving, advanced by Emma Bruschi, the winner of the distinguished Chanel Métiers d’art 19M prize award for the 35th edition of the Hyères Fashion Festival.
And there is much more for you to discover – it’s a liberating ride of intention and beauty, opening the doors of perception.
A Mindfully Made Magazine: The Lissome Magazine is produced locally in Berlin by Druckhaus Sportflieger, a FSC® certified printer renowned for its high-quality and craftsmanship. The magazine is printed on Enviro Top U, a 100% FSC® recycled paper which is Blauer Engel and EU Ecolabel certified.
Fashion - Photography
Manner, Issue 1
Manner’s aim is to present an educated visual aesthetic through compelling photography and impeccable fashion. The title of the publication is a reference to ‘good old manners’. The approach is firm, radical, essential and dedicated to the creation of touching and long lasting content: the specific aim is to analyze and present a visual portfolio […]249 SEK
Union, Issue 16
Fine things are always timeless. Even as moments elude us,
the universal charm of truly beautiful exquisite things will always draw people in. Timeless beauty is our essence and eternal philosophy……335 SEK
Contributor, Issue 17 (10 Year Anniversary Issue – Offset cover)
Contributor Magazine is an independent publication published online and in print since 2008. Twice a year we explore the seasonal cycles of fashion through art and photography in a collector’s item available…..399 SEK
Many Of Them – Vol VII
Many of Them — a limited edition (1000 copies) self-published magazine from San Sebastian — has released its second issue (Vol. II Days of Being Wild). Here’s what the magazine is all about…..379 SEK