On the cover
Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s final collection for Kenzo is captured for posterity in all its colourful, oversize, spontaneous glory – shot by SzilveszterMakó in Milan.
As Season 2 of Love, Victor hits Disney+, star Michael Cimino is shot by Michael Avedon in Los Angeles and styled by Sharon Chitrit.
Netflix summer escape Outer Banks also returns for a second season, its lead Madelyn Cline chills out in the balmy LA air and refreshes in a pool nestled in the Hollywood hills.
Two posters, one by Walter Pfeiffer and one by Paul Jasmin, unfold gorgeously to adorn your forlorn walls (isn’t it about time for a zoom decor refresh)?
And it wouldn’t be the HERO Summer Zine without sun-soaked, colour-filled, sea-salt enriched editorials – this year Yann Faucher and Steve Morriss capture the endless chill of summer, MalickBodi plays football on the beach in Sardinia, Matt Kelly shares an archive of his black and white images of summer journeys, AkilaBerjaoui shoots her boyfriend Swann Guerrault on a yacht around Hydra and Trevor Stones shoots surf vibes down under. Winter Vandenbrink and Paul Sinclaire take a stroll through the Tuileries in Paris, Jorge Perez Ortiz and Adrian Bernal spend a day at the coast and HERO editor in chief Fabien Kruszelnicki documents boys on bikes sitting (literally) on the edge of their seats, swerving between traffic and living each moment.
Summer like no other! If you can’t go away this year, lose yourself in the pages of the HERO Summer Zine. And if you can, take it with you – let the pages get damp with humid summer air and the creases full of sand. Best read at sunset with a mojito in hand.