British industrial designer and head of design at Finnish company Artek Tom Dixon, who has been designing furniture for 30-some years, and whose lighting designs are all the rage, has decided to channel his design talents into the world of fashion. A new bimonthly fashion digest magazine, Distill, targeted towards creative professionals, launched on Monday, and Dixon is on the editorial board for the next issue, according to Design Week. The new glossy is published by Craft Publishing. Along with Dixon, the editorial board will be composed of fashion designer Giles Deacon, Design Museum director Dejan Sudjic, fashion designer Matthew Williamson, and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet. The first issue showcases the work of about 25 global fashion and style magazines.
While this new read may be up Fab’s alley, I am certainly curious about it as well, as it seems to be a departure for furnishing-focused Dixon. Distill creative and publishing director Lockwood explains that the new publication “is about the way fashion is presented globally.” “Fashion is an important visual stimulus and inspiration to the creative sector as a whole, which is why we have recruited designers from a range of disciplines to sit on the editorial board,” he explains. There’s certainly an overlap in trends where fashion and interiors are concerned, especially in textiles, so it’ll be interesting to see what’s in store for this new pub.