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Ubikwist Issue 14

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Ubikwist’s bi-annual issue has come to represent more than just a magazine. It’s become an event for communal dialogue – and of course, a flag-waving moment for avant-garde talent. 

Ubikwist's latest issue, Collective, marks a pivotal moment for the magazine as it features an unprecedented number of women artists. The Collective sets the stage for a new kind of storytelling – merging fashion, illustrations, paintings, and beauty in a compelling and provocative style that focuses on the artist-activist. Set for a pre-summer release, Collective will highlight Ubikwist’s journey and address cultural highlights through the personal lens of extraordinary artists.

With photos shot in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo, this issue’s theme utilizes the multiplier effect to shine a light on activism and representational art, the kind of collective discourse that is needed to condemn war and protect women’s rights and healthcare. In true Ubikwist fashion, established artists collaborate with up-and coming stars in sharing the spotlight. At the core of this special issue proves why Ubikwist has been a champion for diverse beauty. Page after page, beauty norms are shattered as fresh and unconventional faces measure themselves by their own aspirations.

The issue marks the most extensive global content collaboration for Ubikwist since its inception – featuring an extremely diverse cast of models, photographers, designers, and curators. From jewellery designer Jacqueline Rabun, gallerist Destinee Ross-Sutton, activist and New York Times bestselling author Keith Boykin to actors Michael Evans Behling and Rachida Brakni, Collective centres Black voices and women in an issue that highlights excellence and art across a multifaceted spectrum.

As the war in Ukraine continues to dominate the airwaves, Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus talks about conveying powerful messages through clothes. The issue also features Fashion Roundtable founder Tamara Cincik, who shares her vision in promoting inclusion and diversity in fashion. In making their strides loud and firm, Black Surfing Association (East Coast chapter) cofounder Lou Harris shares their story of empowering Black youth through a profound cause. The bevy of images and their layouts in each feature extend beyond what is conveyed through the eye. It’s an issue that proves that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words… and more.

In this issue, every collaborator shares their own interpretation of Collective. Some very literal, others in subtle presentations. The Collective issue is an intersection of stories, powerful art forms that are beautifully compiled to send a resounding message to readers: that our voices and collective actions matte

Published by Ubikwist
262 pages
220  x 260 mm
ISSN 97724714640914




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