For their Spring/Summer 2015 issue, GQ Style China starts a youthquake, working off a theme of “My Generation,” spotlighting the new and the now and the next. The rising power of social media in fashion gets its due, with two Instagram sensations, the Chinese actor and singer Lu Han— who, with over three million followers, takes his place as the first non-model to grace the magazine’s cover—and platinum-haired Lucky Blue Smith, who leads us around his hometown of Los Angeles in a feature by Felix Cooper styled by Anders Solvsten Thomsen.
Los Angeles plays itself again as the backdrop for a series of portraits of some all-American fresh faces, a spotlight on youth that forms part of a travelogue that also captures the uniquely young spirits of London, Paris, and Beijing. Louis Vuitton’s menswear designer Kim Jones recounts his latest trip to Jaipur, India, the inspiration for his current collection, while Craig Green— this year’s only finalist for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize to design exclusively menswear—talks about his quick rise to success. Take an exclusive first look at the issue, due out April 20 in celebration of Lu Han’s birthday, below.
Lu Han by Yuan Gui Mei, styling by Dan Cui
Kim Jones feature on India
Lucky Blue Smith by Felix Cooper, styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen (Camilla Lowther Management)
Styling by Dan Cui
Fan Xin styling by Dan Cui