ABOUT

FOUNDERS

Dora et Sophie

“WHEN WE MET AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE, WE CONNECTED THROUGH OUR CRAZY OBSESSION FOR SUBCULTURES”

DORA MOUTOT (26 years old) is the Co-Founder of The OTHER. She is also the founder of La Gazette du Mauvais Gout a French blog and archive exploring the relations between bad taste, kitsch and the fashion industry. She  is also a journalist TV host in the daily show “Comment ca va bien” on National French television on France 2. She’s also an occasional contributor to the TV program “L’oeil de links” on Canal +. In June 2013, Dora won the journalist Google-Le Monde prize for her mastery of internet tools and digital culture. You can find Dora’s articles in Le Monde, Glamour, WAD and Vice.

SOPHIE PINCHETTI (24 years old) is the Co-Founder of The OTHER. She is also the Founder, Spirit-in-Chief & Publisher of her own print and digital magazine, The Third Eye, an independent media celebrating alternative and underground movements from around the world. It is internationally distributed at independent art bookshops and art galleries such as the Tate Modern and Palais de Tokyo. In June 2013, The Third Eye was the subject of an exhibition at AKA Galerie in Berlin for which Sophie was the curator. During the summer of 2013, The Third Eye was awarded with the Innovators Fund. She contributes as photographer and writer to different magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Vestoj and Purple Fashion magazine.

WHAT IS IT?
The OTHER is a digital media archiving documentaries on diverse lifestyles, alternative cultures and subcultures. Moving away from the traditional commercial understanding and purpose of fashion, The Other reveals authentic allures and aesthetics of real people from around the world from 1900 to now. The Other explores lifestyles and communities where clothing and aesthetics play (or have played) a predominant role. We are interested in the aesthetic translation of a stream of thought, believing aesthetics and clothes to be a symbolic vehicle towards other constructions of reality.

WHY?
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We believe style is a universal langage and that it should be treated as a cultural good. The OTHER calls for an expansion of definition of style and fashion, going beyond its present direct attachment to commercial interests. We celebrate the fringes in a society that doesn’t encourage difference and diversity.

❯ We wish to make information about subcultures more accessible.

❯ In a world where streetstyle photography has become very influential, we believe there is a genuine need for authenticity where real people are source of inspiration.