Masthead Editor’s letter Contributors Cover credits
INTERVIEW ONE 038 Yara Shahidi The new voice of a generation, Hunger’s cover star talks identity, Gen Z politics and the significance of her upcoming role in The Sun Is Also A Star. 050 Radiant Children The transatlantic trio on the creative process behind their expansive debut EP. 054 Miraa May North London’s most outspoken new musician on the emotional complexity that defines her sound. 056 Niamh Algar The rising star of Shane Meadows’ latest series The Virtues on why truth is the cornerstone of filmmaking. 062 Esmé Creed-Miles Currently starring in the series reboot of Hanna, the young actress talks us through her creative childhood. 066 Charles Melton Hollywood’s new heartthrob on the progression of representation in cinema and why his latest role taught him to believe in love.
FASHION AND BEAUTY 074 Fake Love Influenced by Lucia Pica’s travels through South Korea, make-up artist Ninni Nummela creates a beauty editorial fit for a K-pop superstar. 084 On Par Photographer Philip White and stylist Giulio Ventisei tee off. 094 Rain Check Rankin and Hunger’s fashion director Kim Howells team up for our K-WAY SS19 special. 102 Golden Slumbers Wendy Bevan finds inspiration in Dior campaigns of the 1960s for our SS19 Dior beauty editorial. 112 The Truth Is Out There Paul McLean and Stevie Westgarth go off-grid in search of the truth. 124 Glow Up Rankin, Kim Howells and model Leomie Anderson team up to celebrate the BBC’s beauty series on the hunt for the next top make-up artist. 130 Collections: Go Your Own Way Photographed by Petros and styled by Chantal des Vignes, our Collections story celebrates the designers following their own paths. 150 Carnival Kiss Rankin and Andrew Gallimore create a beauty editorial inspired by the heady festivities of Mardi Gras.