Purple - The Mexico Issue


With a respectable resume, Purple is a mighty hardcover magazine that has been printed in France since 1992. 

Today established as a point of reference not only for the fashion system, but also for the world of niche periodicals, Purple has crossed generations talking about art, fashion and culture. The magazine was born from an idea of Olivier Zahm and Elein Fleiss who in the era of glossy magazines were in open controversy with the superficial glamor of the 80s.
Purple manages to capture a "trendy" world in a way that subverts notions of superficiality and replaces it with a focus on personal expression and quality.

Pages: 530
Dimensions: 24x33 cm
English language

THE MEXICO ISSUE + The Purple Philosophy Book
"First, to remain free. But also to intensify life. To blur the opposition between life and death, between past and future. To discover new sensations and new alternatives. This is the effect Mexico has on you when you dive into this surreal country and its magnetic culture ", OLivier Zahm

The new issue of Purple is dedicated to Mexico, which has always been a place to escape, disappear, die, but also relive. In a period of checks and closures, Mexico, with its richness and cultural diversity, its ability to survive colonization, its free spirit that runs halfway between beauty and fear, becomes a paradigm of resislience and resistance, as well as an immense source of inspiration. 
Mexico has always opened its doors to the world, countless artists, writers, political figures and refugees from the United States, Europe and Latin America have found a home in this complex, contradictory and fascinating country. Purple too, to make this issue, opened a studio right in the heart of Mexico City to connect with the art scene and meet Mexican artists, designers, photographers and models. Among the pages of this edition of Purple are the key protagonists of Mexican art, fashion and LGBT scenes.

"We wanted to capture Mexico's resistance to colonization, macho culture, ecocide and bloody capitalism in essays and interviews. Above all, we wanted to embrace the wild beauty of a country that simply cannot be captured in a single number.or". 

- Ami by Olivier Zahm
- Balenciaga by Juergen Teller
- Bottega Veneta by Olivier Zahm
- Chanel by Dario Catellani
- Dior by Markn and Brigita Žižytė
- Eliza Douglas
- Fendi by Amanda Charchian
- Gucci by Bárbara Sánchez-Kane
- Josef Albers
- Louis Vuitton by Suffo Moncloa
- Miu Miu by Jeremy Everett
- Paloma Contreras Lomas
- Robert Nava
- Samuel Guerrero
- Sara Esparza by Olivier Zahm