Kate founded MOTHER Magazine in 2012. MOTHER is an independent publication promoting rare arts and fashion content from Japan and the world. Four volumes of MOTHER have been released from 2012 - 2015. MOTHER print Volumes are produced to the highest standards in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide. Featured in only the finest boutiques, galleries and independent art bookstores, such as Dover St Market, Colette Paris, Opening Ceremony, Tsutaya Daikanyama Tokyo + Tate Modern.

The MOTHER signature aesthetic encompasses photography, fashion, movement, art and architecture. The look is minimal, advanced, clean, expensive. MOTHER is published as an object, and designed to be tactile. If our encounters with print are rare, paper should be heavy, permanent, beautiful. MOTHER’s visual integrity and commitment to aesthetic discipline sets the publication ahead of and apart from the mainstream. Contributors include YOON Ambush, Soo Joo Park, Kishin Shinoyama, Boychild, Wu Tsang, Issey Miyake, Momo Okabe, Kate Friend, Katsuya Kamo, Mote Sinabel Aoki, Wing Shya, Akatre, Rila Fukushima, Jun Takahashi, Ryoji Ikeda, Maxwell Snow, Peter de Potter, Au Matt, Joost Vandebrug, Paul Joyce, CG Watkins, Amanda de Simone, Amelia Stein, Yuriko Takagi, Muga Miyahara, Masumi Saito, Adrian Wilson, Tomihiro Kono + Sayaka Maruyama, Tadao Ando, Shinichi Maruyama, Cope & Arnold, Yu Yamauchi, Ikko Narahara, MI-ZO, Frode & Marcus, Akatre, Kimiko Yoshida and Taka Mayumi.

Volume I was released in November 2012. Volume II in July 2013. Volume III in May 2014. Volume IV in July 2015.

Team Credits

Kate Friend

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