With our innovative and groundbreaking window displays, brands you’ll only find here, and Barneys XO collaborations, we pride ourselves on standing out from the crowd. And when it comes to sharing what sets Barneys apart, look no further than the latest issue of The Window, now available to pick up in any of our stores. Scroll on for a taste of what you’ll find inside.
This season, our women’s magazine explores the increasing informality of fashion. Today’s fashion industry is being driven by social disruption and participation, rather than polished perfection. While there is no lack of depth—or luxury—to pieces we offer, it’s how you choose to wear our collections, to tell your stories, that we find most inspiring. With that in mind, the photographers we worked with on this issue aim to draw out the diverse personalities of their subjects.
These candid captures, just shy of an outtake, go beyond a forced pose while retaining the beauty each woman possess. Whether it’s in the inclusive gender dynamics of Raf Simons’ debut Calvin Klein 205W39NYC collection, worn by HBO Vice producer Giana Toboni, or the figure-embracing Alaïa worn by the avant-garde singer songwriter Sevdaliza, the authenticity of all subjects this season is showcased.
The same holds true for men, where individuality and self-expression are becoming core values in men’s fashion. Craftsmanship, tailoring, and luxury will always be principal, but modern collections are meant to be styled with freedom. It’s a fine balance: breaking free from formality while maintaining traditions. But the clash is what makes it interesting—refinement finding rebellion, austerity embracing anarchy.
Take the curator Jordan Watson, who brings art to the masses via Instagram. The labels he wears—Helmut Lang, Officine Generale—reflect his desire to create a cool accessibility based on what feels right to him. Or Canadian musician Daniel Caesar, whose deep cuts are creating a loyal fan base in the same way Willy Chavarria and Heron Preston are creating cult followings that will grow with their careers. Both men approach personal style with the same authenticity, intelligence, and sincerity they bring to their work, and people are taking notice. Embracing the freedom fashion provides to express yourself, to be yourself, is what will define the modern man.
Stop by any of our stores today to pick up your own copy today. Open The Window and take a peek inside—we think you’ll enjoy what you’ll find there.