Highsnobiety officially presents their eighth issue of Highsnobiety Magazine featuring the man of the moment Riccardo Tisci on the cover! Acclaimed as their best issue to date, they point focus towards the intersection between fashion and technology as a guided theme throughout. In line with this theme, Argentinian-English designer Aitor Throup is featured for his affiliation with technology and the functionality of his clothing while a self-portrait of shot by the designer offers an alternative cover. Highsnobiety states as soon as Nike announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci – Creative Director of Givenchy – as their latest collaborator, they knew that this partnership needed to be part of this issue. Not many designers in recent years have managed to leave as strong a footprint in our market as Tisci has with Givenchy. In celebration of this unique collaboration, they captured the Italian designer in an intimate photo editorial, an image of which graces the cover. Also included is an illustrated Paris fashion spread by Uli Knörzer; a look at musicians DâM FunK and DENA for the new Carhartt WIP Spring/Summer 2014 collection; American hip-hop artist Future styled by Elizabeth Birkett-Gibbs; and much more. You’ll also find features on waterproof fabrics, the creation of Valor, a detailed look at wearable technology and the e-commerce revolution in China. Viewed through Highsnobiety’s unique aesthetic-driven approach we aim to educate the reader on the past, present and future of well-designed technology and production, with a strong portfolio of original photography and words. Be it in music, fashion, footwear, lifestyle or art and design, Highsnobiety Issue 8 presents a thoughtful, modern take on current technology.