First Look: Hero’s Fifteenth Issue

May 2nd, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

British menswear magazine HERO Magazine celebrates the new season with a jam-packed issue full of vitality and energy, leading off with rising star Tye Sheridan on the cover, shot by co-editor-in-chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Gro Curtis. Inside, James Franco interviews American Horror Story actor Evan Peters, and Kara Walker talks art with Ari Marcopoulos, who also contributes a zine full of his candid photographs. The issue offers the enlightening and eye-opening view on the world that is the magazine’s calling card, with Nicole Maria Winkler and Adam Winder taking a fishing trip up the river, Alessio Boni and Curtis heading upstate for a long weekend with new faces Elias de Poot and Marijn Alper, and Paolo Zerbini and Vittoria Cerciello offering a documentary-style look into Italian teenage ballroom dancers. Rick Owens and Peter Dundas, newly at Roberto Cavalli, offer insight into their inspirations, and the magazine also shines the spotlight on upcoming British design talents James Long, Daniel W. Fletcher, and Bobby Abley. Take an exclusive first look at the new issue, out now, below.

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Tye Sheridan | Photographer – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker) | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Marijn Aper at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) and Elias de Poot | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Marijn Aper at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) and Elias de Poot | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Photographer – Ari Marcopoulos

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Hunter | Photographer and stylist – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker)

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Hunter | Photographer and stylist – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker)

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Olly and Philipp at Wilhelmina London (London), Martin and Vivien at Premier Model Management (London), Ben and Laurie at Milk Management (London), and Max and Jazz at Models 1 (London) | Photographer – Michal Pudelka (Katy Barker) | Stylist – Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker)

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Dan Stewart | Photographer – Nicole Maria Winkler | Stylist – Adam Winder

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Photographer – Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) | Stylist – Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA)

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Sara Cummings and Derek Mason | Photographer – Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Gro Curtis

| Casting – Douglas Perrett

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Diego Villarreal | Photographer – Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Beckett Hammond at Supa Model Management (London) | Photographer – Yaniv Edry | Stylist – Harry Lambert

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Elie Van Ravels at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) | Photographer – Yaniv Edry | Stylist – Harry Lambert

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First Look: HERO Magazine

October 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

Few cities have been as reflective of the past half-century of American life as Detroit, from white flight and the decline of manufacturing through crumbling infrastructure and abandoned neighborhoods to creative millennial reinvention and post-bankruptcy renewal. “Detroit gets lots of attention, and not necessarily for the best reasons,” explained James West and Fabien Kruszelnicki, the editors-in-chief of HERO Magazine, about their decision to dedicate the latest issue of their menswear magazine to the ever-shifting metropolis. “It had a lot of bad press, about violence and volatility, about people moving there for cheap rents, but we felt like it was a place that was also somehow new, a place where everything hadn’t been decided already. It has the space to redefine itself, which is quite a big deal.”

The British actor Nicholas Hoult takes the cover, shot and styled by Venetia Scott (Camilla Lowther Management), but the rest of the issue is a celebration of Detroit in all its promise and possibility. Kruszelnicki offers a “Detroit Survey,” street casting an overview of the city’s youth styled by Zarina Humayun, while Alessio Boni and Gro Curtis capture new face Robbi (TIAD) in hidden spaces amongst the urban sprawl. Nicole Maria Winkler and Adam Winder pay homage to the city’s vanishing automobile industry, and Dominick Sheldon (Creative and Partners) and Andrew Mukamal offer an eclectic vision of a promising “New America.” “There’s a sense that Detroiters have had to fend for themselves, and that says a lot about the way the creative scene is developing there,” say West and Kruszelnicki. “It’s a city with a lot of history that America kind of brushed aside, but now it’s becoming the personification of a new kind of American Dream, a place where anything is possible.” Take an exclusive first look at the new issue, out this week, below.

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Photography and styling Venetia Scott (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Ph. Alessio Boni / Fashion Gro Curtis
Model Robbi at Tomorrow Is Another Day

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Ph. Fabien Kruszelnicki / Fashion Paul Sinclaire
Model: Streetcast Nicholas Williams

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Ph. Cameron McCool (Katy Barker) / Fashion Zarina Humayun
Artists: ZelooperZ and Supakaine

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Ph. Dominick Sheldon (Creative and Partners) / Fashion Andrew Mukamal
Model: Geron at CLICK, Frank at Ford Models

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Ph. Fabien Kruszelnicki / Fashion Zarina Humayun
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Ph. Dario Catellani (Camilla Lowther Management) / Fashion Jay Massacret
Models Gabriel at Supa (London) and John Swiatek

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Ph. Nicole Maria Winkler / Fashion Adam Winder
Model Raad at Tomorrow Is Another Day

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Brotherly Love

May 15th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

Following up on the success of their cult-inspired “Father” feature from last fall’s issue of HERO Magazine, photographer Sebastian Kim and stylist Gro Curtis team up again this season with another 32-page, documentary-style story that pushes the boundaries of the “fashion editorial.” Keeping with the familial theme, “Brother” follows the daily life of four brothers in what Curtis calls “their strange little community, upstate, far from any kind of reality.” Kim works in a journalistic, Life-magazine vein, while Curtis pulls from top designer brands like Dior Homme, Balenciaga, and Givenchy to create a world with a slightly sinister, off-putting feeling. America’s gun culture is alluded to, as is the current softened economic state, in a feature that offers a refreshingly raw and powerful alternate to the standard glossy editorials. Take a look at our exclusive preview below, and see our first look of the rest of the issue, including cover boy Justin Bieber by Hedi Slimane here.

Photographer Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), Stylist Gro Curtis, Casting by Douglas Perrett

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

April 30th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

HERO Magazine celebrates small-town hopes and big-city dreams with their latest issue, out today with a powerful cover featuring pop’s favorite bad boy Justin Bieber photographed by Hedi Slimane. Bruce Weber contributes thirty years’ worth of slices of all-American life while Danielle Levitt explores the motocross cult of Plant City, Florida. Designer Kevin Carrigan talks about the clean appeal of Calvin Klein, while DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith offers insight into his latest album. Rising actors like Max Irons, Jack Falahee, and Timothée Chalamet discuss their craft, and the legendary filmmaker Larry Clark sits down for a lengthy talk. On the fashion side, Sebastian Kim showcases the rural life in a feature styled by Gro Curtis, while Dario Catellani pays homage to down-home hairstyles in a quirky preview of the summer and fall ahead. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

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Photographer Alessio Boni  | Styling Samantha Traina (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles)

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Photographer Nicolas Kern  | Styling Stella Greenspan

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Photographer Bruce Weber

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Photographer Alessio Boni | Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Danielle Levitt (Camilla Lowther Management) | Styling Taryn Bensky

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Photographer  Dario Catellani (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Styling James Valeri (Home Agency) | Hair Holli Smith (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management)

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Photographer  Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists)| Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki  | Styling Zarina Humayun

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Fathers & Sons

November 4th, 2014 |Posted by Betty

Upstart British menswear magazine HERO Magazine has always had a knack for going big, and their latest issue is no different, with rising star Ansel Elgort on the cover. Inside, a powerful thirty-page feature offers a fictional take on cult life, photographed by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) in lush, documentary-style black and white. “What I wanted to achieve was almost documentary stills,” says fashion editor Gro Curtis, “like Sebastian is a photographer for LIFE in the Seventies visiting this strange commune upstate.” The contemplative images in “Father” capture both action and solitude, with a hint of menace, pulling inspiration from the story of Jonestown and attitude from the languorous young adults of Martha Marcy May Marlene. The young acolytes, (casting by Douglas Perrett) played by Gustav Morstad, Marshall Brockley, Ryan James, AJ Mason, Cashel Barnett, and Daniel Caban, are dressed simply by Curtis, in keeping with a concept that is more about art than fashion. “Narration is what I believe in, and Sebastian joined in so strongly with this concept,” Curtis explains. “It is dark and strange and sinister and perhaps funny in one moment, but it looks real. It doesn’t look like a fashion story. That’s what we tried to achieve.” Take a look at our exclusive preview below.

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Women on the Verge

September 24th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

The British menswear magazine HERO has come a long way in just five short years. Since launching in 2008 with a cover story featuring Robbie Wadge, the publication has graduated to rising actors like Dane DeHaan and Bill Skarsgård, both shot by Hedi Slimane, and a uniquely incisive perspective on the fashion scene. Editors in chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and James West expand their portfolio this week with the launch of a women’s title, named, appropriately enough, HEROINE. “We’ve constantly been asked when a women’s version of HERO would be coming out,” Kruszelnicki and West explain, “and we have always known that we didn’t want to make a straight copy of HERO for women. HEROINE has a different vision, but with all of the same energy.”

That energy can be seen vibrantly throughout the inaugural issue, which can be seen in an exclusive preview below, starting with cover star Juno Temple, interviewed by Daniel Radcliffe. Paola Kudacki shoots the iconic Hilary Rhoda as the epitome of the “modern woman,” writer-slash-actress Brit Marling takes a starring role, and designer features on Saint Laurent, Paul Smith, and Balenciaga, find their place alongside a convergence of Prada with the artist Carsten Höller, who opens up his latest exhibition to the Fall collection. The emphasis throughout is on power and drive, two features that Kruszelnicki and West believe exemplify the HEROINE reader. “We really wanted to make a magazine that was intelligent, that blended fashion with current affairs, culture, and genuinely interesting interviews with strong, aspirational, driven women,” they say. “It’s about an attitude that transcends generations rather than trends, but we also love celebrating fashion and style. All of these things feed into a complete picture of modern society, coming together to represent a modern woman.”

Introduction by Jonathan Shia

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Photographer: Sebastian Kim, Fashion editor: Gro Curtis, Model: Juno Temple

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Story title: Balenciaga, Photographer: Paul Maffi, Fashion: Taryn Bensky, Models: Anais Mali

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Story title: Two Years In, Photographer : Steven Pan, Fashion : Gro Curtis, Models: Manuela Frey and Mijo Mihaljcic

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Story title: KIMX6, Photographer: Johnny Dufort, Fashion: Emma Wyman, Model: Kim Peers

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Story title: Paul Smith, Photographer: Emma Tempest, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Ana Buljevic

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Story title: Modern Woman, Photographer: Paola Kudacki, Fashion: Karen Kaiser, Model: Hilary Rhoda

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Story title: Prada / Höller, Photographer: Axel Lindahl, Fashion: Naomi Itkes, Models: Lisa Verberght

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Story title: Aunt Ruth, Photographer: Fabien Kruszelnicki, Fashion: Nell Kalonji, Model: Aunt Ruth

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Story title: Saint Laurent, Photographer: Tetsu Kubota, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Maja Salamon and Nic Neiman

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Story title: Silhouette, Photographer: Victor Demarchelier, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Model: Katryn Kruger

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A New Hero

May 6th, 2014 |Posted by jonathan

Recent years have seen a burst of independent magazines, but few have risen with quite the speed of HERO Magazine, the London-based men’s mag launched in 2009. What began as a DIY celebration of fashion and models has turned into a major force on the scene, with cover stories of rising Hollywood stars by Hedi Slimane and impressive portfolios on culture and society. The latest issue, with actor Bill Skarsgård on the cover, offers another look at the possibilities of print, with a vigorous fifty-page feature shot by Hero cofounder Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell. Karlis Adlers is found amidst a house in ruins, offering a look ahead at Fall 2014’s most desirable looks, all of them accentuated by his shock of platinum-blond hair. Take a look at our exclusive preview below, and see the full story in the new issue, available at Hero-Magazine.com.

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Hero Worship

November 5th, 2013 |Posted by jonathan

Famed photographer Guy Aroch may be best-known for his stunning shots of gorgeous girls, but he proves himself just as talented with the guys in a stellar new editorial from the latest issue of HERO Magazine, featuring superstars Clément Chabernaud and Mathias Lauridsen suffused in Aroch’s trademark lambent glow. Styled by Gro Curtis, the two legends wear the season’s top collections, from Balenciaga and Lanvin to Louis Vuitton and Dior Homme, adding an upscale twist to the softly rundown cabin that serves as the relaxed and quiet backdrop. The rich, gorgeous portraits have an intimate feel, with Chabernaud and Lauridsen caught in lost moments of thought, the perfect instants passing by in the fading light of day.

See the full story in the database.

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