It's that time of the year again when I almost contemplate getting on a train to London just to immediately get a copy of the magazine HERO. Regular readers will remember the past features and competitions I have hosted and blogged since their launch about their ever incredible photo stories and images.
Although I am not hosting it; there is a new competition via Twitter that HERO is running in conjunction with Models.com. To win 1 of only 25 copies available to purchase worldwide at select locations, readers have to tweet why they should win a copy @models @hero_magazine with the hashtag, #hero7limitededition; the winners will be announced on Monday May 7th.
This issue includes a lot more editorial than before and past editions, such as an exclusive interview with Italo Zucchelli, Menswear Creative Director at Calvin Klein on his 12 years at the house, the future of fashion, and his latest AW12 collection. On top of this is Beau Mirchoff, star of MTV’s Awkward up close and personal in an in- depth interview, a plus 14 page fashion story shot by Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, set in the eerie stillness of an abandoned motel. Murray Healy takes HERO through the history of sportswear with the master of it: Junya Watanabe accompanied by an exclusive glimpse at AW12, shot by Frederike Helwig.
Anything else? Yes HERO do not disappoint with Dean Mayo Davies expertly navigates the latest collections and reveals his conclusion: Power + Control, five of Hollywood’s most promising up-and-coming actors including Nico Tortorella (Scream 4), Alex Shaffer (Win Win), Kyle Gallner (The Haunting in Connecticut), Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl) and Max Thieriot (My Soul to Take) talk to us about their art, their dogs and their hopes for the future.
That's not all but these shots below should wet your appetite...