The Noir Issue was always going to push the boundaries by unashamedly featuring themes of black and white.
We were reaching for something challenging for our rst issue, something clean, sharp with edge and attitude.
It is no coincidence, therefore, that our featured cover designer encapsulates all of those things. Hellavagirl from Helen Woollams, brings this vision to life in her designs and collections. In her words
‘A Post-apocalyptic inspired Couture Collection with dark undertones and a Regal Rock and Roll edge’.
RION started out two years ago as a simple WordPress blog. With my background in photography and an obsession with fashion, I’d long fostered a dream of transforming RION into something much more. We are now reaching readers around the world online and so
with a great deal of blood, sweat, tears and months of agonising hard work, here is our pilot issue.
We wanted to put our creatives at the heart of Issue Noir. To focus on them, their work and most important, their unique perspective. So I want to say a huge thank you to all of them for making the dream a reality. Putting the creative community front and centre is what we want RION to be about. A platform if you like. Searching out new talent and nding those ‘ones to watch’.
Wayne Noir, Editor-in-Chief