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The House of Heroes • IT’S AN INTERESTING time to be making an issue of a magazine themed “Heroes”. We get that. You could say with total authenticity that we’re living in a culture dominated by villains, and complemented by antiheroes. We are divided and we are uncertain. We are pretty bloody mean to each other.
On The Covers
18 Ways to Bring the Vay-Cay Vibes • Whether you’re beaching in Bogota, snorkelling in the Seychelles or partying in Palermo, your summer rotation needs colour, pattern and a hefty dose of BHE (big holiday energy).
Berwyn is on the Verge • Navigating deep feelings of identity, nationality and greatness, the Trinidad-born rapper is ready to blow up.
Tremaine Emory Reigns Supreme • From growing up in Queens, to collaborating with Frank Ocean and Kanye West, the newly crowned creative director of Supreme has spent his career exploring the intersection between fashion and history. Now, he’s ready to tell his own story.
Why Tiny Changes Are Big News in Swiss Watches • Tiny changes to classic luxury watches have enthusiasts like me hooked on finding out the latest news from the Swiss masters, says GQ watch columnist Nick Foulkes.
Why Boss Hit Reset • The Teutonic superbrand has had a seismic refresh – and it’s drawing eyes.
Your Favourite Artist’s Favourite Artist • A new wave of creatives is taking hold of the wheel. A-Cold-Wall* designer Samuel Ross, Louis Vuitton music master Benji B, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist nominate the tastemakers who have caught their eyes and ears.
SAMUEL ROSS • The A-Cold-Wall* founder champions a British furniture designer claiming his seat at the table.
HANS ULRICH OBRIST • The Serpentine’s artistic director digs this multidisciplinary artist’s wild and immersive work.
BENJI B • How Louis Vuitton’s music director went deep with an emerging soul artist.
The Story of a Man’s Face • 2020 was a year of big change for the poet William Keohane. He moved in with friends, started taking testosterone, and watched as his face reshaped into a different form. Now he reflects on who he, and others, saw in his changing self.
The Other Quartz Watch Movement • Aventurine is the latest material in horology to channel out-of-this-world vibes.
FIVE DESIGNERS RADICALLY REDEFINING MENSWEAR • The most compelling new designers in Europe are reimagining what menswear means right now. We scoured the continent to meet them.
1 STEFAN COOKE • British Classics Subverted
2 MAGLIANO • Ripping up the Rulebook, with Gusto
3 EGONLAB • Tailoring, but make it Genderless Neo-Punk
4 LML STUDIO • Couture Worthy of Berghain
5 ALLED-MARTINEZ • Fierce and Fearless New Masculinity
HERO STATUS • Anxious times call for a steadying influence. From Richard Ratcliffe fighting for justice, to Azeem Rafiq calling out racism in cricket, to OnlyFans’ Amrapali Gan handing power back to creators, meet the collective shaping the zeitgeist for the better.
JOURNEY MAN • FRESH OFF HIS FIRST EMMY, AND FINALLY BACK HELMING THE GALAXY’S BIGGEST SCI-FI FRANCHISE, EWAN McGREGOR IS EMBRACING LIFE’S SECOND ACT.
CAPRICORN RISING • With revelatory fresh music and her big screen debut on the way, a newly emboldened FKA twigs is an artist in her ascendancy
Rowan Atkinson Still Has Us in Stitches • For over 40 years – from Bean to Blackadder – we’ve known his supremely subversive silliness. But Rowan Atkinson rarely allows a peek behind the curtain. The man famous for playing extraordinary fools is happier...