Friday, July 31, 2009

The Polyglot joins “Unfair Magazine”

Pico Iyer, the well known author and travel writer once said “a true cosmopolitan, after all, is not someone who’s traveled a lot so much as someone who can appreciate what it feels like to be other.”

At a time when dialogue between the West and Arab World is needed more than ever, The Polyglot continues to take on new and exciting collaborations with a mission to bridge cultures through a discussion of art, architecture, fashion, culture and all things design. For this reason, The Polyglot recently came on board as a member of Unfair Magazine’s global team (in addition to a continued collaboration with Dia Diwan).

In October 2009, Unfair, a fashion and design publication dedicated to uncovering a world filtered through the prism of a uniquely Middle Eastern perspective, will launch its debut issue around the globe. With offices located in both Paris and Abu Dhabi, and an international team made up of members with experience working at some of the industry’s top publications; Unfair hopes to deliver a different kind of fashion and lifestyle magazine as a reaction to changes in the both the industry and they way people absorb their information today.

For the last few months a talented team of editors, writers, photographers, interns, models, makeup artists, hair stylists, art directors and graphic designers have been crisscrossing the globe shooting innovative fashion stories, carrying out interviews with movers and shakers throughout the region, and putting the final touches to the début issue.

As its name implies, Unfair’s mission will be to explore the kind of subject matter that often gets pushed to the side; issues covering everything from a lack of diversity on international catwalks to talented designers who work quietly without much fan fare, producing thought-provoking work.

Yet the magazine is also about debunking “unfair” stereotypes and assumptions about the Middle East and its people (wherever they may reside in the world). Foremost amongst those it hopes to encourage and empower through positive examples, are women throughout the region; women who are innovators, creators and opinion shapers in their respective fields.

Although the magazine may be geared towards the Middle East, its readership is very much a global one in search of a different perspective; one that believes in the power of art and design to bring us together rather than accentuate our differences.

You can visit UNFAIR’s Facebook page while its web-site is under construction.
I hope to hear your thoughts on this new and exciting publication as it hits newsstands in the coming months.

The Polyglot


Eric Gaskins said...

Bravo Alex!!!!! You are the example for us all. I want to enroll in your school. I have so much to learn and you are the finest of all teachers.
sincerely, Eric Gaskins

Janine Dolores said...

congratulations! We look forward to many more postings here as well!

Tomas Santorini said...

This is terrific news, but please, more updates on The Polyglot site itself!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Alex!!!


Anonymous said...

Where Eric goes, I go to! You gotta teach me more than you already do Alex...;)


ceedubbbs said...

Once again Alex u show why u are one of the great great fashion sources of knowledge on the internet. Bravissimo!!! Keep up the great work, we love it!!!