Either the world is small or it's the ish-primely located home, but yesterday outside my flat, I bumped into Sonny Groo aka Abdul Lagerfield (some of you might know him as part of the amazingly dressed all-in-black fashion bevy controvertially captured on Jak and Jil and friend of Jean Paul Paula).  He gave me the heads up on his new online magazine Mykromag that he has started up.  It's surprisingly passionate for something that is uniformly BLACK and WHITE.  Profiles on people like Simon Robins (fashion director of Vogue Russia) and bids to shine a gleaming light on designers like Sander Lak and yet-to-graduate Toon Geboers goes beyond the call of an online javascript-laden site that is aesthetically pleasing and clean. 

Which is why it does cheese me off a little, reading the spew of comments on Jak and Jil accusing Sonny and Jean Paul Paula of being good-for-nothing bums who spend their lives constructing fashion week outfits.  Just yesterday Sonny was on a whirlwind trip around London conducting about a gazillion interviews whilst I was errr….busy buying anchovies at Tescos.  Well they can take Mykromag, a site that Sonny admits is a work-in-progress, and unleash it quietly without having to retort back to the naysayers. 

Two talents they've highlighted in the first issue of Mykromag are illustrators, Dinie Rahman and Ridhwan Sesapar both based in Singapore, sharing a very similar aeshetic… no surprise that it's their rendition of Giles' S/S 09 Pac-Man helmet that caught my eye. 



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  1. SOS!

    2009-05-06 at 9:34 PM

    These are amazing illustrations!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  2. dreamsequins

    2009-05-06 at 10:07 PM

    What a wonderful find! I love the illustrations and the clean feel of their website. I hate clicking on a site and feeling awash in banners and just cyber noise. I would say, however, that they probably need to introduce some color for their picture portion. It feels two dimensional without.

  3. Brigadeiro

    2009-05-06 at 10:53 PM

    LOVE these illustrations! And the world is indeed a ‘small world after all’ 🙂

  4. knitkicks

    2009-05-06 at 11:08 PM

    brilliant magazine. love the way he has done the website, really simple and easy to use. i prefer simple things

  5. cassiopeia

    2009-05-07 at 2:50 AM

    i’m really looking forward to mykromag… their blog is kwl too. those drawings are awesome! 😀

  6. Dinie

    2009-05-07 at 4:26 AM

    thanks for the mention!

  7. holly fluxx

    2009-05-07 at 9:14 AM

    hay susie!!
    speaking of small world, I was shocked and amazed to literally run into you in Charing Cross Borders yesterday afternoon!!
    I got to London yesterday morning at 5am, and was too jetlagged and shocked to even say hi (sorry).

  8. Mary Ann

    2009-05-07 at 4:21 PM

    Best illustrations ever!
    I’d be so honoured if you’d pay me a visit at
    My blog is all about childhood memories, style, people, places, music and pants and tea!

  9. boubou

    2009-05-07 at 5:28 PM

    oh ive heard about it ! and love these illustrators work !!
    have a nice day susie 😉

  10. Hineahi

    2009-05-08 at 2:31 AM

    I really love fashion illustration, I’m trying to hone my drawing skills (when I can be bothered) so I can do a fashion illustration course

  11. rollergirl

    2009-05-09 at 1:32 PM

    Amazing illustrations!!

  12. lula astro

    2009-05-09 at 10:52 PM

    oooh, strange similarity with laura laine illustrations…

  13. vanessa

    2009-05-13 at 2:49 PM

    Love ur blog, your post are always very interested!!
    If you like the fashion illustrations visit my blog 🙂

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