2015 marks a decade of Highsnobiety. As part of our 10-year celebration, we’re taking a two-part approach with our print magazine: part one, issue 10, tackles the idea of youth and the revolutionaries; part two, issue 11, examines the theme of longevity and the increasingly difficult status of achieving it in a world of “here today, gone tomorrow.”
First up is our exploration of youth and the revolutionaries. For the past decade, we‘ve followed closely as the “streetwear” niche slowly but surely infiltrated all facets of the fashion industry and today, many of street-oriented creators are revered as the industry’s foremost thinkers. Young, international creators like the UK‘s Nasir Mahzar, Switzerland‘s Maxime Buchi, Germany‘s Errolson Hugh, and even the ubiquitous American “weirdo” Ian Connor are each changing the look of modern fashion – and we spoke with each of them, and others, to the roles they’ve played in revolutionizing the fashion landscape.
Visually, we documented the current works of genre-defying designers including J.W. Anderson, Craig Green and Marcelo Burlon. In music, we gathered (almost) all of the Wu-Tang Clan for a feature in New York City, explored the history of several past musical revolutions, and spoke with modern music icon Brodinski.
Lastly, our cover stars: Kobe Bryant and Gosha Rubchinskiy – though worlds apart, the two individuals are both undeniably strong forces in culture today, and will continue to be for years to come. Bryant, a fierce competitor and one of the greatest basketball players of all time; and Rubchinskiy, a Russian skater and photographer cum fashion designer. Each have earned the backing of category-defining brands (Bryant with Nike, Gosha with COMME des GARCONS), while remaining obsessively dedicated to their ideals.
Weighing in at 260 pages, Highsnobiety Issue 10 celebrates the people and brands that continue to reinvent our culture, the radicals who are changing the rules, and those revolutionaries who have paved the way for the next wave, all through a unique, aesthetically-driven approach.
- Photography: Ryan Hursh for Highsnobiety.com