And we’re here! The final cover of Issue 65, rounding off our 20th Anniversary celebrations with long-term 10 family member and on-going collaborator Hannelore Knuts. Photographed at home just as lockdowns began easing up across the Eleven Films 2020 T-Shirt What’s more,I will buy this globe, here the model, actress, art director and all-round fashion darling poses with her son Angelo, wearing the exquisite fashions from this season’s Coach 1941 collection. You know what they say: you can’t choose your family. But even if we could, there would be no one we would rather have more on the cover of this celebratory issue. The campaign takes place in a Californian modernist mansion overlooking an LA skyline, as photographer and director Harmony Korine recreates the archetypical rock star lifestyle. Surrounded by luscious palm trees and illuminated by a golden Californian glow, these three musical forces (and now housemates), dance around in Gucci’s finest tailoring pieces of this season. The campaign takes place in a Californian modernist mansion overlooking an LA skyline, as photographer and director Harmony Korine recreates the archetypical rock star lifestyle. Surrounded by luscious palm trees and illuminated by a golden Californian glow, these three musical forces (and now housemates), dance around in Gucci’s finest tailoring pieces of this season. The result is a group campaign with three men who I believe had fun too,” Alessandro Michele explains. “There is always this image of eccentricity because they are in fact eccentric themselves… It was beautiful to see these three men together, seemingly different but very similar.” In terms of the clothes themselves, we see Iggy Pop testing his knowledge with a crossword whilst wearing a white leopard print suit, A$AP Rocky in a hot pink knitted jumper paired with red suit trousers, and finally Tyler, The Creator, who wears a green sweater vest that could rival your Grandad’s, paired with a pink and blue candy-striped tie. The collection and the campaign are both sharp and fun, whilst providing a much-needed dose of male elegance. Michele explains, “perhaps elegance is something in the air that sometimes you are not even ready for. Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange.”
After a monumental fashion show in the Eleven Films 2020 T-Shirt What’s more,I will buy this great British outdoors, get ready for a Burberry-clad escape to the forest once more for the second of three covers of Issue 65 of 10 Men. Italian fashion powerhouse Riccardo Tisci poses with two of his leading Burberry muses, Izaak Theo and Lea T – photographed by Danny Kasirye and styled by Garth Allday Spencer. For the issue, Tisci speaks to Claudia Croft about the importance of Italian family values, the resilience he learnt from his sisters and how he wants to use fashion as a vehicle for fighting for change. This is the age of pandemic and protest, of rage and reset. A new world is emerging. What a time to be alive. What a time to be a designer – especially one with a global audience. Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci is ready for this moment. Tisci has always put his passions and politics into his work, whether it’s shifting the bar by championing Black and trans models in his high-profile campaigns, or by fostering a diverse, creative community whose members lift each other up. “I was the one left out of society,” he says while on a Zoom call from Italy. “When I was younger, I was the one that could not study because we didn’t have money. People didn’t care about what I wanted to say.” Despite growing up poor, gay and marginalised, in the province of Como, northern Italy, his creative talent opened doors. “I had the chance, from being an outsider, to be inside, so I tried to bring a lot of people from the outside inside with me,” he says of his journey from Central Saint Martins to Givenchy and then Burberry.