DEAR READER, IT’S DONE, ANOTHER EDITORIAL IS SOON TO BE ONLINE AND THE STORY BEHIND THIS VERY SPECIAL PRODUCTION IS WORTH A SOAP OPERA, BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST. WE WRITE A NEW MONTH IN OUR NOTE BOOKS AND A NEW SEASON FULL OF GHOSTS, WHICH NEVER CALLED BACK AND OTHERS WE CALLED OUT AS TRICKSTERS. FILLED WITH THE LAST MAGICAL RAYS OF SUNLIGHT AND THE SHORTENING DAYS, IT’S FINALLY FALL…

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It is time to slow down and let the world pass by for a minute or two. The perfect moment to reflect on what is important, and the occasion for staying in more often than usual. Also for long Sundays walks, accompanied by the last rays of light falling in between the deep oranges of the falling leaves. A magical time, in which we harvest our years work and figure out, whats coming after we take break and enjoy ourselves for a while. It’s also the time of year, in which many restless ghost are rising from the shadows and present their arts; a season full of art exhibitions, dinners and VOGUEing for the ocean balls, we will attend to and on which I will—as usual—suspiciously creep around.

Within one year, B’SPOQUE has worked with many artists and each one of them was credited and free to use their produced work as reference for personal creativity. This unfortunately isn’t always the case in our business. We faced such a situation recently and there will be more to come about this particular sensitive coffin, we have opened. We have fought, for what we stand for: truth, honesty and the right to think outside the box. We have criticized many times, with images, with words and with our graphics. Even with our fashion! Nonetheless we couldn’t manage to go into print this year, but the stakes are only getting higher, with every step we’re making on our way to an established publication. 

Honestly, as soon as I switch from we to me, I know I’m doing something right, because other publications don’t speak for the individual, they wan’t to be likable. Creepy? Yes, they have to be likable; it is their job to sell magazines. According to a Condé Nast statement, this has become a non-profit business over the last years and I don’t even wonder why. But the countless feedback I’m getting for my work, makes me proud for this fall’s harvest. It may not be money, but something more important: gratitude. A thing, which the others may be able to learn from us. This seem illusionary in Munich, but again it’s all about money—or at least it will be in the future—not the individual or the encouragement for questioned and spoken diversity. We will see whose head will be on the chopping bloc? The crystal ball hasn’t spoken yet…

I personally faced a lot of conversation about the rules of the business and accusation for my profession as ‚artist‘, while I was working according the rules of ethical journalism. I still wonder, will the fashion business ever be honest to their reader, or will they continue treat them as  consumers without critical minds? This time I did my best, to fulfill the duty and the ambition to make the world a better place. I might have failed; the only thing I have got was a ghost who never called back and many others who have dug up the grave yard dirt for me. But one thing remains: everyone in fashion has a skeleton in their closets. On behalf of my terribly talented team, I wish all our readers: a happy halloween month so far! Stay tuned.

Sincerely your,
Alex Renaldy 
Alexandre Renaldy
Posted by:Alexandre Renaldy

Editor in Chief, Work: The Corner Berlin, flair magazine, H.O.M.E.; Signature Places, Vestiaire Collective, EVE images, B'SPOQUE magazine etc.