Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Leith Clark, the style director at large for Harper's Bazaar UK and founder of Lula, has teamed up with Marc by Marc Jacob's new design director, Luella Bartley, to launch a new biannual fashion magazine with the artfully ambiguous title Violet. "I called it Violet for a lot of reasons," Clark told Style.com. "Namely because it's a strong word, my favorite scent, my favorite Hole song, my goddaughter's name, and also the name of my mysterious great-aunt who I only met once—she wore a kimono and pink lipstick and had naturally shiny silver hair. I was very little and she made quite an impression on me."
Actress Brit Marling covers the inaugural issue, which will be, according to Clark, "booklike." For more tantalizing details, stay tuned for the official launch tomorrow.