Almost one year ago, Magnus Berger and Tenzin Wild debuted the first issue of The Last Magazine, an aptly named journal considering the state of publishing. Despite the shaky economy, Berger, a former art director at Baron & Baron, and Wild, who worked at Visionaire and Box Ltd., decided to use their artistic skills and fashion-world connections to create a glossy, oversize, biannual mag. The pair also run a design firm together. We sat down with Berger and Wild to discuss their new fall issue, a mutual affinity for jeans and tees, and how neither man ever leaves home without a credit card.
How did you get decide to start The Last Magazine?
MB: I was working for Fabien Baron and decided I wanted to start a magazine where I could do whatever I wanted. I asked Tenzin if he wanted to do it with me, and he said "YES!" We had a few bottles of prosecco and figured it out that night. We ended up starting our design firm, Berger & Wild, right after that.
What can we expect in the fall issue?
MB: It comes out in September. It’s sort of a collection of our favorite inspiring people: musicians, artists, architects, models, designers, a choreographer, a director, a tattoo artist, an actress.
TW: The third issue is out this fall, and we are both very excited about it. We have some really great talent featured in this issue — both the contributors and the subjects.
How did you first get into fashion?
MB: I had a lot of friends that kept on telling me I had a good eye for this, so I thought I should just give it a shot. I asked Fabien if I could start working for him and he said yes.
TZ: An internship at Visionaire.
What’s the inspiration behind your own look?
MB: It’s not that inspiring.
What pieces or labels do you wear most?
MB: Jeans. I like Cheap Mondays because jeans should be cheap, while shirts and jackets you can spend money on. I have these Common Projects boots that I wear a lot, and T-shirts from Unis on Elizabeth Street. I’m quite skinny and tall, so it’s more of a challenge to find something that fits than anything else.
TW: I like wearing jeans and tees. I wear affordable labels, mostly. When I dress up for a special occasion, I wear a suit or just a jacket, but always black.
What was the first designer item you bought or wore?
MB: I have no idea.
TW: I think that might have been Armani.
Who are your favorite designers?
MB: I liked what Hedi Slimane did for Dior Homme (the skinny look). I also like Riccardo Tisci, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Raf Simons.
TW: Men's designers — I look a little silly in dresses.
Where do you shop in NYC?
MB: The Army Navy store.
TW: In my own closet. I keep wearing my old stuff over and over again. When I do shop, there are some good little men's shops in the LES.
Name an item you can’t live without.
MB: My guitars, books, and a camera.
TW: I don't think I am attached to items.
Finish this sentence: I never leave the house without
MB: My phone, keys, and credit card.
TW: My credit card and my I.D.
Most Viewed Stories
Mary-Kate Olsen Strains Every Muscle in Her Face in an Attempt to Smile
The Fashion Executive Who Doesn’t Wear Underwear on Dates
25 Famous Women on Being Alone
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Prince George Has No Time for Justin Trudeau’s High Fives
How Angelina Jolie Won the First Big Battle in Her Divorce
It’s Time to Get Over Your White Feelings and Start Taking Action for Black Lives
2009 Called — It Wants Its Vogue-Versus-Bloggers Fight Back.
Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 26
The Will & Grace Reunion Was Intensely Documented for Social Media
From Our Partners
Who What Wear
The Zoe Report
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutHillary Clinton’s Sickest Debate Burns
She’s on fire.Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Are Separating After 11 Years Together
“The best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple.”Outrageous Party Photos From Andy Warhol’s Factory Days
Preview the book Brigid Berlin: Polaroids.Morning Sickness May Suck, But It’s Actually a Sign of a Healthy Pregnancy
An upside to the nausea.2009 Called — It Wants Its Vogue-Versus-Bloggers Fight Back.
Vogue called blogging “pathetic,” and bloggers were not pleased.I Can’t Believe I Like This Victoria’s Secret Beauty Product
And why you’ll love it, too.Cheap Thrill: The Perfect Pair of High-Waisted Jeans
Swedish denim label Dr. Denim is here to make denim shopping a lot easier.Vanderpump Rules Drama Is the Only Constant in This Crazy Thing We Call Life
Season five arrives on November 7.Emily Kinney on Life After The Walking Dead
Her new show Conviction premieres next Monday on ABC.5 Things on Sale That You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Saint Laurent Jeans to an Isabel Marant Sweater
We dug through the internet to bring you some great deals.
It starts at the local level.Rob Kardashian Meets Chyna’s Parents and They All Take a Trip to a Strip Club
They also have a Fourth of July block party.My Favorite Fruit-Shaped Hand Cream Doubles As a Pill Holder
Can also hold gum, almonds, and paper-clips.Mary-Kate Olsen Strains Every Muscle in Her Face in an Attempt to Smile
It was a good effort.A Weekend of Hair Envy With Rubi Jones
Including an impromptu Weasley family look for a Potter-themed party.All It Took for Anti-Vaxxer to Admit She Was Wrong Was Her Entire Family Getting Sick
Rotavirus made her change her tune.Aparna Nancherla on Sad Girl Twitter, Period Tech, and Vocal Fry
The comedian has a new season of Womanhood coming out soon.Tom Hiddleston Caught Deep in Conversation With a Dog
Hiddleston's canine companions steal the show in his new Gucci ads.More of the Best Street Style From Milan Fashion Week
Sleeveless fur, seashell coats, and Jourdan Dunn in schoolgirl plaid.To the Eternal Relief of Amanda Chantal Bacon, Father John Misty Has Deactivated His Twitter and Instagram
Amanda Chantal Bacon’s good crystal vibes have worked in her favor.