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HERO 26: BACK TO SCHOOL – out now, Alasdair McLellan shoots ‘The Impresario Part 2: Jonathan Anderson’
30 September 2021
Photographer Alasdair McLellan

Alasdair McLellan shoots Jonathan Anderson for ‘The Impresario Part 2: Jonathan Anderson’

The Impresario Part 2: Jonathan Anderson

For some in the fashion world, Jonathan Anderson is frighteningly ambitious. They might well be right – and Jonathan Anderson might well agree…

Shot for the cover by Alasdair McLellan in a feature realised by Jo-Ann Furniss across HEROINE and HERO, designer Jonathan Anderson reflects on the decade that defined him, and the next phase for JW Anderson.

(The Impresario Part 1: Loewe appears in HEROINE 15)

Also in this issue:

In the run-up to Season 3 of Netflix’s Sex Education we speak to Asa Butterfield about how the show unpicks traditional depictions of masculinity.

Eminent photographer Ian Macdonald shares an extended, alternate edit of his seminal book Eton, where he lived and worked between 2006–2007 as artist-in-residence.

Writer Simon Chilvers unravels the nuanced context of Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada’s first joint collection for Prada.

Actor Josh O’Connor speaks to young menswear designer Steven Stokey-Daley about launching a fashion brand today.

Alfredo Muñoz, founder of architecture studio ABIBOO, speaks to us about his plans to build Mars’ first planned settlement – set for 2054  – as part of our recurring Notes on Time feature, and we unlock the interstellar mysteries of the ancient Antikythera Mechanism with expert Dr Tony Freeth.

Chris Colls and Paul Sinclaire preview the baroque dreamers of Anthony Vaccarello’s SS22 collection for Saint Laurent.

Plus: Jeff Bark and John Vertin craft a cinematic, collegiate love story in Connecticut, Leonardo Veloce and Davey Sutton create modern idols in New Price, and Tom Sloan and Ben Schofield get mystical on ancient British land for Lost Boy. HERO’s contributing fashion director Gro Curtis and editor-in-chief Fabien Kruszelnicki explore clothing as armour in Cadet, Fabien Montique shoots the defining looks of SS22 for our regular collections story AMAZING, and much more.

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