In a world that seems ever more closed off, the latest issue of Fucking Young reminds us that it is more enlightening to look beyond our own borders, celebrating the international perspective by devoting a chapter each to the six continents (including Antarctica, featuring a special on eco-designers and an interview with Greenpeace.) Australian model Jordan Barrett takes the cover, photographed by Mariano Vivanco in a story that was livestreamed over Instagram Stories, and forms the centerpiece of his home continent’s section, which also features a shoot by Jo Duck representing the vibrant diversity of the immigrant-heavy nation. Shade Mullins stars in a dark take on the American Dream by Mikey Asanin and Ian Milan, while Asia is reflected in Laetitia Bica and Philippe Pourhashemi’s study of the continent’s avant-garde futurism. A dreamy story by Dutchman Michiel Meewis and Ukrainian Kay Korsh lists the nationalities of the team, assembled in London from all over Europe, to note the folly of Brexit, and Simon Thiselton and Mark McMahon capture the powerful energy of an African continent on the rise. We may be diverse, but, as this issue makes clear, we are stronger together.
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Photography – Gorka Postigo
Shade Mullins at Ford Models (New York) | Photography – Mikey Asanin | Styling – Ian Milan
Timo Van Kolen at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) | Photography – Michaël Smits | Styling – Cecile Beirinckx
Photography – Jo Duck | Styling – Elle Packham