Lucire
The global fashion magazine January 17, 2022 

Welcome to our 25th anniversary year

Filed by Jack Yan/January 3, 2022/12.30

  This year, 2022, marks our 25th anniversary. It is a landmark, and we’ve been incredibly blessed to have made it to a quarter-century. When I started Lucire I had hoped it would be around in 2022 and beyond, but I couldn’t have foreseen the many changes on our planet over the last 25 years. […]

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Cover notes

Filed by Jack Yan/December 26, 2021/12.05

  During the course of 2021, I came across a number of magazine covers from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The era has been the subject of a few pieces from me in the print editions of Lucire, especially the stylistic parallels, but one thing that has not followed suit, apart from some independent […]

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Two months: the long process of getting our Twitter account back

Filed by Jack Yan/December 18, 2021/11.07

  We don’t know if it was our letter to Twitter’s lawyers that did it, but as of the 17th—the deadline we gave Twitter for a response—we regained access to our account. The process from losing our account in October to the repeated attempts to regain it was unnecessarily drawn out and at times farcical. […]

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Revamping Lucire to look sharper on mobile devices

Filed by Jack Yan/October 10, 2021/9.48

The astute among you will have seen some changes taking place on a few pages in Lucire’s online edition. First one article was switched to a new template, then it was the home page (where there’s a slider with three stories), and now all the news pages (which are run on the Wordpress content management […]

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Account restored: we’re back on Instagram

Filed by Jack Yan/October 6, 2021/2.44

Lucire’s Instagram account has been reinstated, with Instagram parent company Facebook claiming that there had been a breach of its terms of service. I am personally thankful for those who responded to me and restored the account.    Their email states, inter alia, ‘You can’t attempt to create accounts or access or collect information in […]

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Instagram shuts down Lucire’s and others’ accounts with no explanation

Filed by Lucire staff/September 30, 2021/19.56

A number of Instagram accounts have been shut down with no violation of their terms and conditions, including the account for Lucire.    Activity on social media, especially Reddit, suggests that Instagram has been closing numerous accounts without warning, and barring any attempts at the link they provide to file appeals. One observer on Reddit’s […]

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Manfred Baumann’s Face to Face shows intimate, personal celebrity portraits

Filed by Lucire staff/September 27, 2021/22.01

Manfred Baumann Manfred Baumann has released a new book with celebrity shots, called Face to Face, featuring international stars who have posed for him and his Leica such as Martin Sheen, Olivia Newton-John, William Shatner, John Malkovich, Sylvester Stallone, Kathleen Turner, Ron Perlman, Thomas Kretschmann, Danny Trejo, Gene Simmons, Jean-Claude van Damme, T. J. Thyne, […]

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Made out of What?!: a digital magazine considers sustainability and style

Filed by Lucire staff/July 12, 2021/16.43

How to merge sustainable vision and fashion? A tough call, and many are still rushing at the answer. A few years ago the American art visionary Denise Domergue established a not-for-profit to engage the first half of that question in the context of art.    The Made Out of What?! initiative has mounted exhibitions, sponsored […]

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Are these the trends we’ll remember the 2020s by?

Filed by Jack Yan/May 12, 2021/23.35

A fashion magazine seems to have a few roles. The first is to create a record of trends, not just reporting on them but preempting them, as a snapshot of where society is at any given moment. The second is arguably to chart culture itself, and just what the Zeitgeist is.    If the articles […]

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