In the year between Riccardo Tisci’s departure from Givenchy and his appointment at Burberry earlier this month, the Italian designer has been far from idle. Boycott Magazine’s new issue celebrates one of Tisci’s latest projects, a collaboration for Nike that takes as a starting point the fictional sports team the Victorious Minotaurs, combining athletics and mythology, two of his long-lived passions. In a brash cover story photographed by Pierre et Gilles and styled by Simon Pylyser, a diverse group—including Ralph Souffrant, Connor Newall, Debra Shaw, and Cordula Reyer—models the capsule collection, which riffs on classic Nike iconography with Tisci’s trademark edge.
V Magazine’s latest issue takes its editorial stars back to their roots: Lucky Blue and Pyper America, Zuri Tibby, Sistine Stallone, Lexi Boling and previewed below, Teddy Quinlivan, all give shout-outs to their hometowns where they spent formative days before being international successes. Each respective editorial is shot by a local photographer. Boston-raised Quinlivan was photographed by Henrique Plantikow and gives pull-quote praise to Massachusetts academia by saying, “With such amazing schools like Harvard and MIT, it’s a place where innovation is always happening and new young minds are challenged to discover and create. I believe the new technologies discovered by these young people can revolutionize not just fashion, but our daily lives.” See the exclusive images from the issue here.
Vogue Poland is only one issue in but is quickly becoming the dwellings for the supermodel elite. First Anja and Malgosia graced the cover and now Eva Herzigova has landed her own for the international tome’s second issue for April. Inside the issue she curls up and gets intimate with stellar portraits by Chris Colls and cozy sartorial selections by stylist George Cortina from Brandon Maxwell, Celine, Balenciaga and more. With the right amount of tousled bedhead, the supermodel’s sex appeal simmers throughout the editorial proving the originals do it best.
It’s crazy to think it has only been a year since Vogue Arabia‘s inception into the manicured fashion fold. To help celebrate their anniversary, the magazine created cover magic by pairing up model legend Iman Abdulmajid with Dutch model star Imaan Hammam, the latter’s second cover for the Vogue outpost. The modern day empresses donned matching monochromatic Saint Laurent, Dior, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel looks with silk turbans throughout the cover story styled by Katie Trotter. Representing a region often slighted by outside gazes, these visuals are a refreshing take on powerful women celebrating their Muslim faith.
For an industry that was under constant criticism for its lack of racial representation until just a few years ago, fashion has made rapid strides towards diversity in recent seasons, with each year seeing more and more non-white faces than ever before. Photographers, stylists, editors, and other insiders have begun to speak out as well, often bringing personal experience to bear when discussing the importance of reflecting a range of beauty from the international world we now live in. The British photographer Sharif Hamza‘s latest feature for 10 Men Magazine places the issue of racial identity front and center, with a cast of striking variety dressed in the season’s kickiest streetwear by Tara St Hill. “I grew up in London and in the early Nineties became obsessed with all the great fashion magazines. I loved all the monthly mags and dreamed of shooting for them yet I never felt that I was represented by them,” Hamza explains. “Although it does seem like things are progressing in terms of representation, it is still slow and often feels like the ticking of a diversity box.”
The feature, with an accompanying video below, is an extremely personal project for Hamza, who is quick to acknowledge the support from an independent magazine like 10 Men to achieve his vision. “The editorial is titled Self Portrait because it’s a reflection of who I am and it’s my way of reflecting the faces that look like mine and my sister’s,” he says. “Tara and I casted people of various mixed ethnic backgrounds. They have a mix or Middle Eastern or Asian heritage but, like me, their British upbringing has played a huge part in shaping their culture.”