W“That you are here – that life exists and identity/ That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
And there you have it, the trajectory of this edition, the power of creativity. Says cover man Redza Minhat, “It’s dreaming that got me here. But not even in my wildest did I think I’d be writing a screenplay at 32. Back in the day I watched movies to try to form an identity in a small town up north.” In ‘Renaissance Man’ (page 28) we meet the actor and writer determined to tell stories that change lives.
Deconstructed, it is this very energy that charged the Autumn/Winter menswear runways. Think futuristic spins on the classic bomber jacket and structured sweaters that would have ardent Next Gen Trekkers reaching for plastic – there are crisp details to match in the runway trend report on page 14. In other news, luxed-up Seattle grunge returns with more attitude. Further down the track, for inspiration on how to edge up the modern coat, look no further than ‘Street Fighter’ (page 22).
The metaphor of creativity flexes its muscles throughout: from the jet-set life of art world entrepreneur Simon de Pury, who opens the doors of his new Mayfair home to BAZAAR; to Leo DiCaprio’s design collaboration with TAG Heuer, and finally, to conversations between Malaysian A-list players like Joe Flizzow and Ashraff Dewal, who make art and entertainment their daily business.
And just when you thought we could not possibly pack more in, Brit menswear icon Jeremy Hackett delineates what you should have in your closet; American writer Michael Helfman disconnects from tech in the Himalayas and, in between, a lexicon of the cars, watches, and grooming essentials to take you from hero, to legend.
Get into the issue, then get out there and contribute a verse.