As a devoted reader of the American publication, Nylon Magazine, it breaks my heart to know Nylon will be ending their print editions. The October 2017 issue will be their last as they transition to an all-digital platform. I’m utterly devastated.
Nylon Magazine: a brief history
What made Nylon Magazine so special?
I’m not entirely sure how I first heard about Nylon Magazine (possibly via MySpace… now there’s a blast from the past!) but I remember the first copy I bought. Mary-Kate Olsen was the Dec/Jan 2008 cover star. Living in the UK, Nylon wasn’t always an easy magazine to find (I’ll be eternally grateful to WHSmith) but I loved reading the issues cover to cover.
As a female journalism student, I found it incredibly patronising to read other fashion magazines at the time telling me how to look or what to wear. Nylon was a breath of fresh air.
Nylon inspired me to create Glitterball Magazine. I’m such a huge fan of Nylon, I bought a pair of the Nylon x Nike trainers when they collaborated a few years ago. Just look at how pretty they are!
Beautifully designed layouts with exciting editorial content (and the COOLEST fashion photo shoots), Nylon will forever be in my heart. I’m not ashamed to say I cried when I heard the news of the magazine’s demise this morning. I was crushed.
Nylon Style Director, Dani Stahl is one of my favourites from the magazine. Her Factory Girl videos are hilarious. I regularly rewatch them. As I’m writing this, I’m watching her Cover Girl video. Sigh. I’m really going to miss Nylon.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still visit the website (nylon.com) but there’s something so special about reading a printed copy of something so beautifully artistic that I’ll miss dearly.
To all of the Nylon Magazine staff whose creativity has given me so much joy over the years: I’m very thankful to you all and I wish you all the best in your future careers. I’ll raise a glass to toast your wonderful achievements.