The HERO Summer Zine is an annual rite of passage welcoming the lazy, hazy days of golden light, balmy nights and endless dreaming.
This year the issue includes four exclusive posters by the legendary Walter Pfeiffer, ripe and ready for your wall, accompanied by an exclusive interview with the icon. Inside are eight collectable 'Wish You Were Here' postcards from models scattered far and wide across the globe, sent straight from their hometowns and ready for you to post to your BFF.
Hedi Slimane shoots rising British bands for his Portrait of a Performer series at Celine, we interview the stars.
The cover features Fares – one of three identical triplets (Mehdi and Redouane feature inside too) shot by Jorge Perez Ortiz and styled by Adrian Bernal.
Old school cool – the inimitable Tony Ward chills at home in LA in Saint Laurent, and Michael Avedon shares his portraits of friends and legends, including Dean Dempsey, Jacobly Satterwhite, Rakim, Charlie Sexton, Davóne Tines, Marky Ramone, Roberto Bolle, Mickalene Thomas, Warren Ellis and Abdiel Jacobsen.
Plus a gorgeously sun-drenched series from Eber Figueira, Danielle Levitt hangs out in LA and shoots friends on the streets, Lasse Dearman captures the chilled out vibes in Berlin, James Tolich and Trevor Stones make the most of the Australian winter sun and Mark Seliger takes gorgeous black and white portraits, styled by Paul Sinclaire.
It's the ultimate summer blockbuster.
A NEW ERA IN MENSWEAR HERO has quickly become widely recognised as the most relevant, fashion-forward destination for a switched-on, intelligent and demanding readership.Fed up of ‘more of the same’, our audience revels in our fresh perspective.
FROM THE EDITORS HERO is our antidote to the stuffy and over-thought cultural dryness that has gripped menswear publishing.We strive to make a magazine and website that are not afraid to be visually led and arresting – have beautiful photography, amazing fashion and great, informal interviews with actors, designers and friends – and for that to be something to celebrate and revel in.Our emphatic definition of the season is a joyously curated vision of what we love. No filler news pieces or fluff articles, just pure and bold statements. We are read by taste-making men in their twenties, thirties and forties who love fashion and culture, and want to be excited by it again.
THE MAGAZINE With English, Chinese and Japanese versions and over 300 pages of beautifully printed fashion stories and interviews, HERO is collectible. It’s read, re-read and kept forever.October is our Winter/Spring edition, and April our Summer/Fall edition. This means we shoot a huge amount of new season before anyone else.The world has evolved, and our readers love to see fashion from the shows without waiting 6 months for other titles to catch up.Our approach to fashion is celebratory and zealous. Embracing the styling, foregrounding the clothes.