Issue 3/2014
Cool Cities Los Angeles
Interviews Barney Waters, Mike Hodis, Jesse Kamm, Marco Götz, Gideon Day, Adriano Goldschmied, Sedef Uncu Aki, Hamid Yenici


Thank You for the Years

15 years and six months ago Rainer Schlatmann, who at the time was the publisher and editor-in-chief of the trade publication Jeans & Casuals, approached me with the idea of setting up our own magazine. How could I say no?! Of course I was absolutely thrilled and dived headlong into the project. The first issue was published in the summer of 1999 – and paved the way for many more to come. Eventful and exciting years followed. What a pleasure to see how the magazine developed with every new issue! And with the opportunities grew the wish to keep going one step further and to become more in-depth, more attractive and more international.

The fact that today, one and a half decades later, we are still here (and are experiencing more popularity than ever), is down, on the one hand, to our loyal business partners, who have always been by our side. And on the other hand, of course, to our dedicated staff and wonderful network of creatives who are constantly providing us with input and committing themselves to the most varied tasks we set them with verve and vigour. Inspiring interview partners, on-the-ball PR teams, smart marketing managers, well-versed product specialists, passionate CEOs – they have all contributed to the success of J’N’C. Their opinions, background stories and food for thought make every issue unique. Therefore, with this anniversary special we would like to thank all of the above for the exciting time we have shared. Influential label representatives from the industry will be having their say and filling us in on their personal experiences from past years, their greatest successes and their wishes and dreams for the future.

Our special thanks go to Rainer Schlatmann, who will be beginning his retirement shortly after this issue is published. Without his confidence, there would be no J’N’C Magazine. And he continued to support us when he took on the role of editor-in-chief of our sister magazine ‘Textilmitteilungen’, or TM for short. Now the only question that remains is what will happen next. But wherever the road takes us, we’re sure that things are going to continue in this exciting direction. After all, the fashion industry is still an incredibly dynamic domain – not to mention all the wonderful people who make it what it is. 

So here’s to many more exciting years together,

Ilona Marx, Editor in Chief

Adrian Gaut, Claudia Goedke, Marc Huth, Leo Krumbacher, Muriel Liebmann, Eduardo Miera, Rainer Rudolf, Marden Smith, Gunnar Tufta, Bernd Wichmann

Frauke Berg

Gerlind Hector, ­Cheryll Mühlen, Magdalena Piotrowski




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