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GQ Style’s Summer 2021 issue, out this week, champions this moment’s defining thought leaders. Over 264 pages, it profiles the men, women and nonbinary creatives whose voices will reverberate through the next decade of culture and fashion.
The continued thriving of cover star Lil Nas X is a testament to a young artist’s unapologetic growth and sets a mind-blowing new bar for provocative pop. Shot by Luke Gilford and styled by GQ Style Editor Luke Day, Nas wears Mugler, Givenchy, spiked heels and opulent jewellery as he tells journalist Jamal Jordan, “I feel so free. For the first time in my life, these last couple of months, I’m just like, ‘I can do whatever.’”
The nonbinary activist Janaya Future Khan’s IG “Sunday Sermons” are both thought-provoking and healing and have been key to their rise as a force that speaks truth to power. Shot by Tyrell Hampton and styled by GQ Style Senior Fashion Editor Gary Armstrong, Khan wears Heron Preston’s take on iconic Calvin Klein pieces in a cover story shot in Los Angeles. In an intimate conversation with author and curator Kimberly Drew, they explain why, “It’s not about masculine or femininity, it’s about the whole.”
Meanwhile, football icon Neymar speaks to author and activist Akala about his rise from humble beginnings in São Paulo to become the most expensive player in the world, in a cover story shot by Kenny Germé and styled by GQ Style Deputy Editor Elgar Johnson.
Gracing our final cover is the nonbinary hip-hop innovator Mykki Blanco, who is HIV-positive and who merges the worlds of music, fashion and performance art with seemingly limitless creativity. In a candid conversation with journalist and author Paul Flynn ahead of their new mini-album, Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, Blanco is shot by Josh Hight wearing colourful tailored looks from Versace, Gucci and Dior.
Blanco fronts the issue’s 47-page Positive portfolio, which is dedicated to those whose lives have been impacted by HIV and AIDS. Partially inspired by Channel 4’s It’s A Sin, the section includes fearless activists and allies, boundary-breaking politicians, urgent think-pieces and the internet’s new boyfriend, Callum Scott Howells.
Elsewhere in the issue, activist and model Yves Mathieu is shot by Miguel Villalobos and styled by Luke Day and explains his impassioned fight for social justice to journalist Kemi Alemoru. The breakout star of Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad Aaron Pierre talks to writer Jason Okundaye about bringing overlooked stories to the small screen, London poet Sonny Hall introduces his creative community and collaborators and the rising London designer Miles George Daniel shares his iconoclastic vision with journalist Sarah Mower. In fashion, photographer Marcin Kempski and GQ Style Fashion Editor Ben Schofield deliver a tripped-out take on stay-at-home style, photographer Giovanni Corabi works with Gary Armstrong to introduce a surrealist vision for modern bohemia and an exclusive preview of AW London Fashion Week menswear is shot by Hazel Gaskin and styled by Armstrong, with interviews by Chidozie Obasi.
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GQ magazine (formerly known as Gentleman’s Quarterly) is the modern man’s guide to all the things he wants to know, do, or worry about, from fashion suggestions, politics, culture, the latest gadgets on the market, sports, news, reviews, and interviews with the most intriguing celebrities around, as well as some sexy photoshoots with some of the world’s most beautiful women. It is the man’s monthly lifestyle magazine for the modern professional man with taste: his preoccupations are varied, and GQ deals with all of them.