Forget about teen nostalgia – Buffalo Zine is ditching rebellion and harking straight back to innocence, with shoots by Tim Walker and Harley Weir
Teenage angst and the glamorous obsession that surrounds going out, having sex and finding yourself can never be forgotten. But young art and fashion zine Buffalo have decided to depart from dwelling on these crucial years of rebellion, instead feeling nostalgic of childhood, bedtime stories and the most naïve of times.
After living as bunk bed pals in their university dorm, Buffalo’s founders, the Spanish-born Adrián González and David Uzquiza, wanted to start an eclectic magazine to hand out to their friends for free, showcasing the art they loved. Fast forward two years and they can boast collabs with only the finest in fashion: Vivienne Westwood, J.W. Anderson, Viktor & Rolf and Tim Walker, to name a few.
Setting them apart from infinite reads, the hardback zine changes its look completely every time, but remains true to its own original. “Buffalo is about aesthetics and style – each issue about a specific approach. Fashion, art and many other things are part of these subjects,” González explains. The issue pens youthful photo shoots, creepy illustrations and childhood letters that are relatable to every closested Peter Pan out there. Uzquiza adds: “We were exhausted after the second issue and tired of having this tendency, in general, to all things rebellious and teenage – all this social obsession. We wanted to go to tastes that had nothing to do with skateboards, smoking, being cool or weird.”