The Industry Magazine | ISSUE 01:
The cross-cultural, self-perception issue focuses on social media, magazines and influencers within the world of the fashion and beauty industries, and it’s affect on body image, self-esteem and narcissim.
Welcome to the first issue of The Industry magazine. The Industry aims to highlight cultural truths about the beauty and fashion industries. Derived from an ‘inside’ interest in how these industries and the rise of social media can affect ones self-perception and self-esteem, The Industry magazine was born. It’s aim is to showcase content, articles and truths, whilst educating and informing those who are interested in, or work in the beauty and fashion industries around the world. In addition, it aims to raise awareness of the positve outlets and marketing strategies which are outlined to combat this, and fight for one to be accepting of themselves in a world where we often strive to be like, act like, or look like someone else.
This issue looks at Western and Eastern cultures, in an aim to understand how trends, brands, blogger empires and social media compare and contrast, and how this affects perceptions and self-perceptions. The Industry puts a spotlight on cross-cultural ‘ideals’ and critical perspectives relating to self-esteem and narcissim in context.
Nine months of research, candid interviews, collaboration and writing have gone into this first edition of The Industry magazine, gaining exclusive access to the likes of models, bloggers, Vogue Japan and ASOS, to give readers an honest and insightful, yet critical and cynical view of the voices within the industries which are dominating the 21st century.
I hope you enjoy reading this first edition, and that it sparks and inspires conversation and debate alike.
A full bibliography can be found here: danielle.muntyan.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/07/bibliography/