HIGHSNOBIETY ISSUE 13 EDISON CHEN
The theme of Highsnobiety Magazine Issue 13 is independence. At its core, independence is about self-reliance, individualism and thinking for oneself. Embodying so many facets of our culture, we chose four distinct cover subjects for the issue – a rapper, a pop star, a fashion designer and an actor turned streetwear entrepreneur – all of whom exemplify the issue’s theme in their own way.
First up is 25-year-old Atlanta-based rapper Jeffery Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug.
Next, we have 23-year-old British singer and songwriter Zayn Malik.
Then there is fashion designer Haider Ackermann, the self-proclaimed “eternal stranger.”
For our fourth cover, we showcase the infamous Chinese superstar and founder of CLOT, Edison Chen.
Beyond the four cover features, this issue of Highsnobiety Magazine also explores many other stories of self-reliance and freedom, including the journey of legendary FUCT founder Erik Brunetti, the slow and steady rise of Sean Brown’s NEEDS&WANTS and the nuanced work of London-based creative Andrew Bunney. We also spoke with Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL*, caught up with A$AP Rocky and A$AP Bari to discuss their bubbling VLONE venture and sat down with Vancouver “fetish” rapper Tommy Genesis, in addition to many others, to shed light on the ways global creators are embracing self-directed approaches to lifestyle, art and business today.