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      Photographer Derrick Kakembo and Casting director Aaron Lesta exclusive story featuring models Osman, Salim and Yoro with Styling by Kevin & Karl Flag and Makeup by Shemaiah Gold. Wearing Studio Mapalo, Astrid Anderson x Hummel, UGG and Studio MMRS Photographer Derrick Kakembo @d_kakembo Casting director Aaron Lesta @aaronlesta777 Stylish Kevin & Karl Flag @theflaggram Makeup artist Shemaiah Gold @shemaiah.gold Models - Osman @ Kult Models @osmanjalloh_ Salim @ 777 Casting Management @salim.36 Yoro @ 777 Casting Management @yoroblackass

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      Photographer Charlotte Deckers presents this exclusive fashion story featuring model Carlos Medina Rodriguez from Elite Barcelona. Photographer Charlotte Deckers @charlotte.deckers Model Carlos Medina Rodriguez from Elite Barcelona @medioazul Stylism Mary Leidys Morillo @maryleidysm Make up Kikue Ichihashi @kikue.makeup

    • Sam Spruell - Mangrove, Small Axe

      Based on a true story, Mangrove, Small Axe, looks back at West London in the late ‘60s, where the Metropolitan Police regularly harass Notting Hill’s Black residents by closing down community spaces. Sam Spruell, an English actor who often portrays tough and ruthless roles, has the difficult role of playing the hated PC Frank Pulley, a racist police constable. Talent: Sam Spruell at DDA Personal Publicity Photographer: Claudio Harris Stylist: Emily Tighe at The Only Agency Makeup Artist: Maria Comparetto at The Only Agency Hair Stylist: Davide Barbieri at Caren Fashion Assistant: Cleo Webster Words Alice Harrison So Sam, we know you from the likes of Taken 3, Luther, Snow White and the Huntsman but where did it all begin for your acting career? My Mum, Linda Broughton, is an actor so I grew up around it, but I also did youth theatre as a child. I started at a local one in Blackheath run by a charity called Age Exchange that was set up and run for years by the indomitable Pam Schweitzer, and I then moved onto the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. I think youth theatres are fantastic for teenagers whether they want to be an actor, work backstage or just like being around the buzz of the performing arts. How does this role compare to some of your other gritty characters? I’d say that PC Frank Pulley is similar to other characters in the sense that he’s not a nice person - I’ve played a lot of nasty people. But he feels really out of his depth. He’s not that bright and is confused by what his world has become, and he feels pretty powerless. His detrimental and cruel actions are a way of trying to fix the numerous humiliations he’s suffered in the past. You had the unenviable task of taking on the role of the controversial PC Frank Pulley; what did you find most challenging? Trying to make him 3 dimensional which is difficult when someone is so obviously horrible. This film is positioned in the Black Panther Movement; did you feel confronted as a white actor within this process? It was hard to play someone who is so ungenerous and cruel towards the Black community in a film about the Black community of Notting Hill. In committing to playing that character fully, there’s even less chance you’ll be liked by your fellow actors who are invested in that community. You just hope that tension reads on screen. A prevalent theme in Small Axe, Mangrove was one of a corrupt system. How different do you think the system is now? Steve dedicated Small Axe to George Floyd who was murdered by a police officer in plain sight. I think that gives you your answer. Most of the characters perceived themselves as protagonists of their own stories. But what do you think Frank’s story was? Did you delve much into his own motivations during your character development? Enoch Powel and The Rivers of Blood speech became important to me when I was getting into Pulley - the imagery, the fear, the victimhood and suffering of ‘British Whites’ at the hands of the ‘Black Invader’. Despite Powel’s utter fabrication and dubious motivations that form the basis of the speech, he knew how to spin a yarn; it’s incredibly emotive and informed Pulley’s swagger, yet it also fueled his confusion and fear. Within the film we see the stark contrast between periods of silence vs riotous turmoil, as a cast how do you maintain this intensity? You remind yourself you’re working for Steve McQueen. How challenging was it to portray the seemingly random acts of police violence against the Black community? You look at the world and work on replicating it. I went to school in Kidbrooke and grew up in the shadow of the police, seeing them repeatedly failing Stephen Lawrence's family. This was (and still is) a cruelty that has left an indelible mark on me. Seemingly random… I think it’s something else I’m afraid of. As actors on set how did you manage to maintain the sense of ‘them and we’? Them as the characters and we as the actors? Everything gets mixed up, as it’s all so interchangeable, but yes I think we did, otherwise someone would have rightly punched me on the nose. How true do you think that the trial judge’s verdict of there being “racial hatred on both sides” was? That statement might be more meaningful if there was equal power on both sides - there wasn’t. The topics covered within this film could not have come at a better time; what change would you like to see off the back of this? A greater acknowledgement that Black Lives Matter- in the world today and in the stories we are telling. And finally, we would like to know. What next? I’m starting work on The North Water, directed by Andrew Haig with Colin Farrell, Jack O Connell, myself and other great actors. It’s going to be epic stuff; masculinity gone properly wrong. Small Axe is now available on BBC One and iPlayer #samspruell#smallaxe#mangrove

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      DIGITAL Edition OUT NOW APP DOWNLOAD WORKOUT SERIES - Kori Sampson Two of us Generation X Two of us Generation X If You’re On The Water Estate Heroes Wild Yonder Usman Obe Seven Eco Grooming Brands Championing Sustainability From plastic packaging to toxic ingredients, the grooming industry (like all industries) is guilty of a multitude of environmental sins BUY LESS, BUY BETTER. In Partnership with MR Porter Barbour Gold Standard Shows The British Heritage Brand At Its Best. ​ Occasionally, but not often, a clothing brand becomes part of the cultural fabric of a nation’s history. Not many fashion labels can say, for instance, that they are synonymous with British country living – but Barbour certainly can. The heritage brand, most notable for its waxed-cotton jackets that have been worn by everyone from James Bond to Mr Steve McQueen to Diana, Princess of Wales, has been making clothes worthy of royals, racing drivers and fictional secret agents for more than a century – and boasts three royal warrants to its name. WORKOUT SERIES - Kori Sampson Two of us Generation X If You’re On The Water FOMO Models X Resort Life Travel Model Search 2020 Estate Heroes Frank Story I am not a saint I believe you REFRACTION PLATON Lyu The French Gang / Sustainable Fashion HEADING OUT - SUSTAINABILITY It used to be something else. LEWIS Loves: LEWIS Loves: MÜNN AW20 Meet Ettore Larsen Lockdown Diaries: Model Ryan Winter Lockdown Diaries: Model Zak Combell Lockdown Diaries: Model Brad Alexander Andreas Giesen Cody Simpson On Becoming Prince Neptune

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      LEWIS MAGAZINE ​ Ethical Menswear From the first of January 2020, Lewis will focus on ethical fashion. Ethical Fashion is an umbrella term to describe fashion that is ethical in all its areas. It covers a range of issues such as working conditions, fair trade, sustainable production, environmental effects, animal welfare and exploitation. This change will be reflected in all our platforms and mediums, such as our Instagram, our website and our printed magazines and we will promote sustainable brands and partners. The interest in sustainability in fashion began when our editor, Claudio Harris, was preparing our AW18 edition on plastic pollution. Working closely with Greenpeace, the edition was dedicated to raise awareness on the plastic consumption and its colossal effects on the environment. The edition, titled Plastic Kills, launched on October 18th, 2018 successfully and sparked something in our editor. Lewis as a magazine present in many platforms has the power to bring forth matters of social and political nature, not just fashion. The lack of coverage and interest of other brands on the matter propelled Lewis to start the conversation. After our Plastic Kills edition, it was simply impossible to go back to a version of fashion that does not hold itself responsible for the environment and the people that carry out their work. Hence, Lewis is changing the way the content is presented, with a more political view on the origin of products and fabrics and questioning the level of sustainability modern fashion possesses; Raising questions such as “Who made my clothes?” ​ LEWIS is a London based bi-annual style title, with a focus on ethical menswear, lifestyle, and diversity.

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      Dióscuros An exclusive fashion/art story photographed in Brazil by Kelvin Yule and styled by Maika Mano presenting models Henrique Alves and Douglas R Usman Obe Photographer / Director Matt Joy and team presents Usman Obe on this exclusive Web Editorial with styling signed by Olga Timofejeva. I am not a saint Photographer Juan De Los Mares exclusive story presenting model Carlos at Elite Models Photography and styling: Juan de los Mares @delos... Slow King - Music Slow King (real name Jacob Powlett) might be a seemingly fresh-faced ‘new kid on the block’; but he’s been developing his skills for nearly WEBSTER London based Polish Fashion and Portrait Photographer Marta Literska editorial part of our print edition Plastic Kills styles by David James Lucky Photographer Juan de los Mares presents model Xavier on this exclusive artistic portrait session. I am not a saint ODEN NIKE VAPORMAX 2020 FLYKNIT I am not a saint Photographer Juan De Los Mares exclusive story presenting model Carlos at Elite Models Photography and styling: Juan de los Mares @delos... Pink Love Exclusive Fashion Story photographed and styled by Greg Mikrut and stylist Kasia Jabłońska presenting model: Karol (Uncover Models). SEBASTIAN I am not a saint Photographer Juan De Los Mares exclusive story presenting model Carlos at Elite Models Photography and styling: Juan de los Mares @delos... ODEN Photographer Enrico Vaccaro presents model Oden Delargy at Models 1 NIKE VAPORMAX 2020 FLYKNIT Nike Flyknit is precision-engineered with an average of 60% less waste than traditional footwear upper manufacturing. Seven Eco Grooming Brands Championing Sustainability From plastic packaging to toxic ingredients, the grooming industry (like all industries) is guilty of a multitude of environmental sins Usman Obe Photographer / Director Matt Joy and team presents Usman Obe on this exclusive Web Editorial with styling signed by Olga Timofejeva. Behind The Curtains Photographer Maksim Baev presents Model Cale Bermejo with Styling and Designing by Martin Dvila. Stuck in Summer Photographer Chris Fucile presents model Kelvin Dupres with Soul Artist Management with styling by Robin Mitchell. More Posts

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