HERO 25 – KINETIC
Future collides with history, forging a new reality into existence. Not what was, not what would have been, but an alternate path, knocked off trajectory into the unknown. A new future is coming.
Craig Green’s Spring Summer 21
468 looks by British designer Craig Green have walked the runway since January 2013, building a compelling narrative around one of the most exciting voices in menswear to emerge during the past decade. His work sits as effortlessly on catwalks as in museums’ permeant collections, and on actors in Hollywood blockbusters.
Green speaks with writer Simon Chilvers to un-pick the recurring motifs that permeate his work, and about the legacy he is building. Shot by Fabien Kruszelnicki with fashion by Steve Morriss.
Ryan García – Boxing’s New Legend
“I feel a beat to boxing, I feel a rhythm to boxing, I understand the different timings, the different movements. I can see things before they happen.”
21 FIGHTS. 21 WINS. 18 BY KO. US boxing’s generational talent Ryan García is the future of boxing. Five years since turning pro, we sit down with the boy from Victorville, CA, primed to dominate the sport like few have – photographed by Danielle Levitt in Los Angeles.
Also in this issue:
“I was just constantly bowled over by the way the show resonated with people,” says Omari Douglas of his unforgettable screen debut in Channel 4’s hit series It’s a Sin as an openly gay Black man living out his youth in the shadow of Britain’s HIV/AIDS epidemic – a role that resonated with many and forced Douglas to confront his own experiences.
Electronic music pioneer Richie Hawtin talks tapping into the subconscious for his recent Prada collaborations with Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada – “aesthetic is the way we can communicate to each other, that’s the common language.”
Sons of Raphael frontman Ronnel Raphael writes an exclusive piece documenting the ambitious recording of the band’s debut record, Full-Throated Messianic Homage – “the greatest record ever made in the world” – while Ned Green, frontman of British band Legsss contributes an exclusive short story titled Some Paradise.
HERO deputy editor Alex James Taylor unpicks the time-altering powers of elite athletes, and Dr Grant Blank guides us through the errors in the UK’s internet infrastructure that cause social inequality in our recurring Notes on Time feature.
We bring you an exclusive preview of Fendi’s Fall/Winter 21 collection, and introduce designer Kaushik Valendra, whose felt-blasted moulded pieces work like armour, guiding the wearer’s muscular frame towards a heightened sense of confidence and strength.
Plus: Jeff Bark and John Vertin crank up the tempo in All That Jazz, Joe Cruz and Peghah Maleknejad’s saturate colours and energy with Bounce Back, and over 270 pages of fashion and interviews including Lasse Dearman and Caroline Clante’s pictures of Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane SS21 Leonardo Veloce and Davey Sutton’s Portrait of You, John Balsom and James Sleaford’s The Studio and Alex John Beck and Ellen Mirck present Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, shot on the streets of Milan.