Freshman FIXation

Out Of Order Magazine  is anything but broken.The biannual magazine may only be in it’s nascency ( the magazine is up to it’s second issue with the fitting theme of Adolescence) and its youthful creator (20-yr old Parisian model/third-year history major at Yale University, Dorian Grinspan is the creator editor-in-chief), but this fledgling fashion magazine has the fashion world completely transfixed with bold,breath-taking, beautiful photo-shoots, edgy and on-point editorials and exclusive interviews with fashion royalty.

WWD describes Dorian Grinspan as a “20-year-old Paris native, sometime model and third-year history major at Yale with chiseled features, a James Dean-esque pompadour and a not fully faded French accent”.  Despite being a maverick in the magazine world, Dorian is poised to dominate the fashion world and turn it upside-down on it’s discerning head. The bi-annual publication is edgy and vibes an effortlessly youthful, fresh feel that more well-established fashion periodicals lack. Yet the colossal publication (the second issue is a mammoth 244 pages) reads more like an exquisite, artsy coffee-table tome than a fashion glossy. And Out Of Order boasts an impressive collection of intimate interviews with fashion’s elite: Olivier Theyskens, Angel Haze and Ryan McGinley and model Arizona Muse are just a few of the sought after fashion-leviathans featured . 

The magazine is ground-breaking in the sense that it is un-fussily cool, bold, edgy and at the same time,breath-takingly sumptuous with the style, sophistication and class of a well established, cultivated magazine far beyond it’s years. Being both authentically, convincingly uncouth and impeccably polished at the same time is a rare, almost mythical concept in the world of fashion mags…and it’s also very refreshing. 


Dorian explained the duality of the couture-laden magnum-opus: “Young people working together that wouldn’t have the opportunity to work on something big, or to have a cover, or to have a 17-page spread — that’s what is interesting for me. Putting someone superyoung like Simon Cave or Michael Avedon next to Larry Clark — it gives them legitimacy to be next to someone established. And for those who are established — they want some kind of footing with the younger generation. I think we provide that a lot more than a lot of other magazines.”

 Chic,  Avant-garde and cutting-edge boutiques like Opening Ceremony, Colette and Fivestory all stock Out Of Order and for an on-the-go look at Grinspan’s masterpiece, the gorgeous, incredibly stylish  online component  is a lusty, illustrious insightful window into the fashion world.

{photosource: NYmag The Cut, DNA models, WWD}