BLITZ magazine was a monthly media, fashion & pop culture magazine, founded in 1980 by university students Carey Labovitch and Simon Tesler. It was one of a trio of British "style" magazines which established a broad following internationally as well as in the UK, paving the way for the lads magazines of the early 1990s. It closed in 1991.
Among the many talented writers, photographers and stylists who contributed over the years were Iain R Webb, Nick Knight, Paul Morley, Fiona Russell Powell, Russell Young, Ian Parker, Susannah Frankel, Simon Garfield, Paul Mathur, Jim Shelley, Jonh Wilde, Richard Croft, Mark Cordery, Johnny Black, Mike Owen, Angie Errigo and Kim Bowen.
|The BLITZ Designer Levi's Denim Jacket Collection
Selected highlights from the fashion show at the Albery Theatre in London in June 1986, including jackets customised by John Galliano, BLITZ fashion editor Iain R Webb, Joseph, Stephen Jones, Leigh Bowery, Eric Bergere of Hermes and Vivienne Westwood. Appearances from Sybile and the Enfield Morris Men (!), Boy George, Jenny Howarth, Nick Heyward and Jane Spencer, Leigh Bowery, and Leah. Some jackets from the collection are currently featured in the Club To Catwalk exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as additional show footage.