In a year that has proven itself to be the most challenging, unfamiliar, and revealing of our lifetimes, I bring you our ‘Artistry’ issue.
Art is vital, it is all-encompassing; a medium that transcends us into a world of the unknown. We read a painting, an illustration and a photograph, we relate it to our own lives and make it deeply personal. The life of artistic expression is a life that provides meaning and inspiration to everything around us, even in the hardest of times. It evokes unique emotions and thoughts that we may seldom feel elsewhere. We set out to do the same with this issue in the form of photoshoots, features and articles influenced by our own loved artists and artistic works. Our hope is that it will allow you to flee from the difficult circumstances of our current existence and bring you a world of inspiration and beauty.
I am beyond proud to announce we have a wondrous new addition to our team alongside an incredibly talented creative stepping up to a new position. The remarkable Natalie Yuksel is now part of our ever-growing team, taking on the role of Fashion Director at OVERDUE. Natalie has an expansive knowledge of everything fashion and dove headfirst into her new role by styling two of our cover stories, all whilst bringing us an influx of accomplished creatives and talents, elevating OVERDUE to a higher level as every day passed.
Elsewhere, the astounding Tess Savina stepped up to the role of Creative Director. Within hours Tess brought to the table everything I knew she would with incredible concepts and ideas that resulted in stories throughout the issue that, genuinely, brought tears of joy to my eyes after seeing the results.
Scouring far and wide, both Tess and Natalie carefully curated shoots across the globe including France, China and America with some of the most creative and gifted teams we have ever had the pleasure of shooting for OVERDUE.
I could not be happier with the outcome of this issue, it is a concept and idea that is so close to my heart and seeing it come to life makes me proud of what we have accomplished in such trying times. This was only made possible by every incredible individual we had working on this issue; every OVERDUE team member, every talent and creative that put their trust and time into this issue – you all made this happen, and I am eternally grateful. Thank you.