The cover of theÂ Fall 2012 / zero issue ofÂ CR, Carine Roitfeldâ€™s forthcoming magazine, has been released along with a number of mock-up layouts from the zero issue.
TitledÂ CR, at this stage thereâ€™s no clarification as to whether the numbering of the preview ofÂ CR as a zero issue is indicative of this solely being a mock-up that wonâ€™t go to print. Generally, zero issues are something of a â€˜demoâ€™ and are used by a publishing team to assess the visual and tactile appeal of a magazine before it goes into full print.
At this stage, the most notable fact about Carine Roitfeldâ€™s new magazine that can be gleaned from the layouts is that it will be pitched as anything but a magazine. InsteadÂ CR is being pitched as a Fashion Book, potentially putting it more in the league of print titles such as Purple.
…the last picture featured on the right (from this launch mock-up of the magazine) is clearly a portrait of Patti Smith… …not the most likely of models for a fashion editorial.