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HEROINE 15: BLACK TIE out now, with three covers: Alasdair McLellan shoots Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe, Cynthia Erivo by Mark Seliger and Thomasin McKenzie by Fabien Kruszelnicki
By Fabien Kruszelnicki | Fashion | 28 September 2021
Photographer Alasdair McLellan
Photographer Mark Seliger.

HEROINE 16: Alasdair McLellan shoots Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe

HEROINE 16: Alasdair McLellan shoots Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe

The Impresario Part 1: Loewe by Alasdair McLellan

Including an interview with Jonathan Anderson by Jo-Ann Furniss.

Since being appointed creative director at Loewe in 2013, Jonathan Anderson has transformed the brand into a modern powerhouse. As part of a wide-ranging feature spanning HEROINE and HERO, Anderson reflects on his tenure as we preview the womenswear pre-spring 22 collection.

HEROINE 16: Cynthia Erivo by Mark Seliger and Daniel Edley, wearing Thom Browne

Cynthia Erivo in conversation with Steve McQueen

Photography Mark Seliger, fashion Daniel Edley

Emmy, Grammy and Tony award-winning actor Cynthia Erivo is in conversation with Academy Award-winning auteur Steve McQueen, addressing key issues facing the film industry and the vital power of expression in today’s world.

HEROINE 16: Thomasin McKenzie by Fabien Kruszelnicki and Peghah Maleknejad. Thomasin wears Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello FW21

Thomasin McKenzie in conversation with Edgar Wright

Photography Fabien Kruszelnicki, fashion Peghah Maleknejad

“Last Night in Soho was the most physical film I’d ever done.” Thomasin McKenzie, star of Edgar Wright’s new time-warp thriller Last Night in Soho (currently whipping through film festivals) reunites with the British director for a HEROINE 15 cover feature, wearing Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello – reflecting on the film’s intense and rewarding production process.

Also in this issue:

We showcase a retrospective archive of work from legendary photographer Tina Barney alongside an interview discussing her distinctive, candid style framed by personal relationships.

​​Musician Jehnny Beth is in conversation with Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie having released their joint record, Utopian Ashes, earlier this year – an album of decadent textures that tells of a fictional relationship stripped bare: “You put on the table who you are, and the person in front of you can either smash it and destroy you with it, or take it, try to nurture it and take it forwards.”

Thom Browne is back on the New York Fashion Week schedule after years showing in Paris, bringing some positive artistry to an America trying to re-find itself. We interview the designer and shoot the FW21 collection in epic Icelandic landscapes.

In anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s epic West Side Story, actor Talia Ryder reconnects with the film’s choreographer Justin Peck, and is photographed by Michael Avedon in New York.

Having recently been awarded this year’s LVMH Prize, Nensi Dojaka talks about evolving her craft in tune with the contemporary woman’s needs: “The feminine elements balance out the daring aspect of my pieces.”

Beach Rats and Never Rarely Sometimes Always director Eliza Hittman answers 100 quick-fire questions including some from actors Harris Dickinson and Talia Ryder, who have both starred in Hittman’s films.

Plus: Profiles of rising actors Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Lola Petticrew, legendary photographer Ari Marcopoulos’ latest instalment of CHAOS, a unique zine collaboration only found in the pages of HEROINE, Menelik Puryear and Jermaine Daley’s sun-kissed Sayulita Nights story shot in Mexico, Piczo, Patrick Waugh and Candice Bailey capture Isabel Marant FW21, Adrian Catalan and Javier de Pardo shoot this season’s AMAZING collections story, and much more.

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