Cloakroom is an imposing new biannual on design, culture, fashion and lifestyle that investigates 'the friction between good taste and bad, and the allure of that contradiction’.
This provides a good steer on where things are headed but it had us straightaway with its super-glossiness, something that's very much against the grain within the current vogue for more coolly restrained outings in this field. The writing is relatively unadorned so as not to get in the way, to make it all the more enjoyable – this goes for the visual stories too, where the slickness is wilfully unafraid of the gaudy. If you're a fan of Harrison Ford you'll love the way the interview and photo story capture him here. It’s the same with literary lion Gay Talese who has chronicled the major personalities and events in the great American cultural pantheon but finds his own reputation in flux. Cloakroom knows exactly what it’s doing and has delivered one of the most exciting new entrants we've seen in a long while.