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MONROWE is biannual publication for fashion and film. Creating emotional and visually provocative narratives in a hardcover format.
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Thank you for visiting our page. MONROWE's not just a magazine but a movement of better story tellers. We're cultivating consciousness for fashion and film while creating emotional and visually provocative narratives in a biannual publication. 

We hope our Kickstarter helps build a community of fashion and film enthusiasts as well as conscious thinkers worldwide. We feature emerging talent as well as legendary icons in character-driven editorial. We interview and shed light on some of the most progressive voices and talent of our time. We elevate the truth that may have been neglected by louder commotion. 

The First Issue

In January 2015, we're launching MONROWE Magazine with Evolution as our theme. During our development, we focused on this topic from many different angles: fashion, the future of design, love, character, the journey of an artist and it's never-ending positive effects. We're graciously collaborating with talent from across the world producing compelling narratives.

Distribution and Pricing

MONROWE's plan is to be distributed internationally at bookstores, magazine shops and boutiques. The cover price of each issue will be $36. 

MONROWE is printed on rich un-coated paper. With 256 pages we anticipate a collectible book of beautiful stories you will cherish forever. 

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The Kickstarter Campaign

We need to raise $30,000, which will pay for printing and shipping. We ask for your support for this amazing magazine and help make this dream a reality.

The Founders

 

Ricky Kim, Founder/Publisher | Specialty in art direction and creative for photography. Ricky has developed campaign work for American Express Centurion and worked for Ralph Lauren. He worked as launch partner of Ladygunn Magazine and also understands creative and the big demand for large market appeal. Currently working on the creative team at Fossil Brands, he focuses on photography and rich narrative video for a global audience.

Lindsey Hornyak, Co-founder/Creative Director | Lindsey’s conceptual work surges as her career matures producing iconic and captivating editorial for MONROWE. Former apprentice to renowned fashion stylist Beat Bolliger – Lindsey developed a sophisticated eye with timeless palate. Her work while under Beat included campaigns from: Chanel, Hermés, GAP and Zara.

Grace Jeffers, Sr. Editor | Grace is a highly respected pioneer in design history and journalism. She brings 20+ years of experience in publications and literature. She's the author of “The New Materials Handbook, a two volume “encyclopedia” of design materials, due out next year through Thames and Hudson.

Priscilla Polley, Fashion Editor | After beginning her career in music working with Lou Reed, Priscilla's vision has been duly noted with her unique approach. She’s has been published in countless publications and has worked as Fashion Director of GILT Groupe.

Christine Brownfield, Managing Editor | Christine’s background in production and politics is a perfect fit for global relations. She’s worked for clients such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior. Now joining us from Art Partner, she’s also Secretary General at HERAFrance, a Paris based NGO. 

Lisa Jarvis, Contributing Editor | Joining the team after a successful launch of Vandals magazine, Lisa brings a seasoned background in production and fashion styling. 

Advisors and Contributors

Sherril HwangBo, Contributing Creative, Design Director at Ralph Lauren. With nearly 10 years of experience in design - her concentration is in luxury fashion and brings a detailed eye to the digital space.

Michael Donovan, Contributing Creative, Rising star photographer and visionary, Michael’s approach is unique and well-received by many industries including fashion, film, music and art.

The Future of MONROWE

We've started planning issue TWO and by January you will find us online with a robust website that will have rich imagery/video and engaging content. 

We're also hosting the first MONROWE Film Festival in February of 2016. 

Risks and challenges

Fashion media is a challenging environment. We've absorbed most the risk by producing our own films and photo stories and have got an amazing team and a growing number of contributors. With an ever changing and evolving planet we have endless stories to tell but are limited in resources. Funding the project is our biggest obstacle and need your support.

We've quoted prices with 5 printers worldwide and have full confidence they will delivery on schedule. The quality we want is unforgiving. But we're willing to take the risk to share and develop stories cultivating consciousness. You will you join us on this journey?

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    Issue #1 of MONROWE Magazine - The Evolution Issue + MONROWE branded canvas tote bag + Invite to private screenings of MONROWE Films + Acknowledgement in the magazine + 2 issues for friends anywhere in the world!

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    The Co-Publisher, Issue #1 of MONROWE Magazine - The Evolution Issue + MONROWE branded canvas tote bag + Invite to private screenings of MONROWE Films + Acknowledgement in the magazine + Private invitation to the MONROWE film festival in New York.

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