Pigeons & Peacocks 9: The Post-Internet Issue is our best magazine yet, and is also editor Darcy Rive’s last. Here, he says goodbye and thanks all the contributors for making P&P what it is today.
Pigeons & Peacocks 9: The Post-Internet Issue is now out. This real and tangible printed magazine explores the digital and intangible realm of the internet, questioning its influence on fashion, society, relationships and culture. We discover how apps have shaped body image, how data is tracked, how visibility is saving society’s minorities and how new materials are being developed in machines and in petri dishes to push the boundaries of fashion and save our planet. And, of course, the magazine is filled with inspirational and profound images courtesy of the talents of London College of Fashion and our international readership. It is a great issue.
The Post-Internet issue is a great magazine, and it is also my last one as editor. I joined the Pigeons & Peacocks team over three years ago, straight out of Master’s in Fashion Journalism. I had known the magazine from my time studying at LCF, had ripped its pages out of the spine and stuck them to my wall. And then I was lucky enough to join its editorial team.
Throughout my time at the magazine, I have had to privilege to work with some of the most talented, inspiring and hard-working creatives. I have seen stories come to life through the lens of a photographer’s camera, capturing moments in time and holding them forever. I have witnessed stylists create characters in clothing, playing dress up and transcending inanimate garments into living personalities. I have been captivated by the words of writers whose opinions and perspectives have broadened my own. I consider it a great honour to have met and worked with these people, whose vision and skills have the power to change the industry, society and maybe even the world.
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all our contributors to Pigeons & Peacocks magazine over the last three and half years for making it what it is today. And I’d like to thank all the readers, from all over the globe, for being part of our journey. I am so excited to see the next chapter of P&P and wish the next team and the all coming contributors the very best.