With their trademark classic staples with a touch of indie spirit, it’s no surprise that Sydney-based label Vanishing Elephant have garnered a cult following both locally and internationally over the past five years.

To accompany their effortlessly cool debut at Australian Fashion Week 2013, the boys at Vanishing Elephant have crafted a neat and tidy, free mini magazine, Working Issue #1, allowing them to engage with those who inspire their brand.

In this inaugural edition, designers Hux Bennett, Felix Chan and Arran Russell explore the creative pursuits of a handful of creative folk, some of whom have joined forces with the trio in the past. It’s an eclectic and engaging collection of poetry, striking imagery, musings on travel, artwork and intriguing conversations.

Escape the buzz of the city on a road trip with photographer and surfer Trevor King, who shares a slice of the sea – offering three stunning images – and his affinity with it. Pore over the upsides and downsides of long-haul travel, as humorously articulated by writer James Ross-Edwards, and be captivated by the paintings of Melbourne-based artist Dane Lovett, the man behind this magazine’s exclusive cover art. Broadsheet contributor Laura Bannister chats with Sydney-based architects Claire McCaughan and Lucy Humphrey about founding their non-profit organisation Archrival. The interview sits alongside editorial spreads featuring Vanishing Elephant’s signature threads and accompanying trinkets, all of which are now available to add to your wardrobe, thank goodness.

Edited and printed by Broadsheet, Working: Issue #1 can be picked up from all Vanishing Elephant stockists nationwide and is available for a free download from the Vanishing Elephant website.

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