Rouge Fashion Book
Rouge magazine is a biannual fashion book; first of its kind found in china. They showcase topics on fashion and art culture supported by highly established designers and artists to coincide with their modern photography styles and fashion forward content. The fashion photography conveyed in the Chinese fashion book is has a similar aesthetic to Off Black; using definitive fashion styles such as portraiture images and style shots, but the combination of this alongside captivating layout styles creating a more intriguing feel to their magazine. Figure 32 is part of a series of images combining fashion photography and graphic design, creating a dynamic image that creates an individualisation to the accompanying content. This sort of imagery is something that I am interested in including in my magazine which expand upon static journalism.
Figure 30 is another representation of interesting layout possibility that I want to fuel my publications visual identity. The spread in Figure 30 combines 3 images from the same shoot, using these images to show diversity through the narrative which allows the reader to fully engage with this through one spread in the magazine. When comparing this magazine to other fashion books like Off Black, there is a strong presence in regard to vibrancy and vividness; this being conveyed through the bright colour pallets that run through each image. This is also made more prominent with by the support of black and white imagery which I think is effective way of incorporating the reader. Rouge is a hard-back book which sets itself apart from other magazines, using hardback as part of its identity follows the idea that it will be a publication of longevity, unlike other magazines which are read a number of times then discarded. This is something to consider for my publication as it a definite design feature that I want to include, however, the costing of this will impact on the magazine’s marketability.
The September Issues