HERO has consistantly been one of the best magazines within menswear since I first bought Issue 1 in London around 6 years ago - perhaps more! Issue 12 preview was shot exclusively in SS15 Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane with Ansel Elgort is the star of Fault in Our Stars and Divergent and is one Hollywoods breakout actors this year. HERO 12 is available to preorder now from the website but here is an outline of what to expect from this issue...
Dries Van Noten reflects on how it feels to become an idol and the importance of embracing the darker side of life. Murray Blewett, head of archive at Vivienne Westwood, chooses seminal pieces from an unparalleled 30-plus years of menswear for the HERO Worlds End shoot and interview.
Godfather of horror Wes Craven muses the constant right-wing backlash to his films and the psychological cleansing power of horror. Singer-songwriter Chri
stopher Owens rides the wave of a new album release and shares thoughts on God, Dolly Parton and his soft spot for Mandy Moore. Australian actor Xavier Samuel (Twilight, Adore) balances pleasing Hollywood with keeping his passion for indie-Aussie film alive.
Rock legend Jennifer Herrema has been surfing the rad times xpress for three decades, and now talks to HERO on the cusp of her new European tour. Pre-eminent curator and critic Hans-Ulrich Obrist is in conversation with artist Philippe Parreno and writer/curator/artist Beatriz Preciado.
Design provocateur Solange Azagury-Partridge discusses her first fine jewellery collection for men. HERO take an exclusive look at five music acts defining a moment in time in the English North-West, including By The Sea, Sunstack Jones, The Levons, Hooton Tennis Club and Minnetonka.
HERO profile emerging young actors Cameron Monaghan (Amityville: The Awakening), Iain De Caestecker (Lost River) Gabriel Basso (Kings of Summer, Barely Lethal) and Jonny Weston (Kelly and Cal) who each lit up the silver screen with outstanding performances in 2014. In their special essay, Watch Us Wreck The Mic charts the rise and mutation of Psych, and Scottish poet Michael Pedersen shares a new work, Beneath the Current.
Plus photographer Hugh Lippe’s unsettling story And The Night Crept In, Hedi Slimane’s Dark – an unseen archive portfolio. HERO delve into the drawers of NYC collector David Casavant, and Sebastian Kim takes us upstate New York for a haunting 30 pages of unnerving cult following in Father.