TJ Sidhu

Style

Louis Vuitton’s razor-sharp state of play

Virgil Abloh is unravelling the rules and regulations of Euro-centric, Western sartorial codes and questioning why we perceive people based on how they’re dressed. This season, for Abloh, is about creating a new vanguard – one that is bold, radical and inclusive.

Style

Freshen up your palette with JW Anderson

Refresh, rewind, recall the joys of, well, anything besides whatever it is you’re doing now. Jonathan Anderson’s AW21 collection harks back to his early transgressive origins while refreshing the stale climate of now.

Culture

Sort out your Quality of Life

Take a look at Jackson Payne’s photo book, Life in London. What better time to remind ourselves of sun-soaked summers and tinnies in the park when it’s cold, wet, and Lockdown 3.0? Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

Culture

Life, crime and modern literature with Gabriel Krauze

We’ve long-seen Britain’s gory gang life played out on screen, and even charting in the Top 40. As for books? Not so much, until Gabriel Krauze – once juggling a criminal career and a university degree – released his ultraviolent debut, Who They Was, last year.

Culture

British art special

With frustration comes fearlessness, if the young, emerging British artists of today are anything to go by. Responding to the politics, protest and pandemic of the past year, THE FACE introduces you to 13 bold and brilliant painters, photographers, filmmakers and sculpturists making British art special.

Style

Heels over head with Ancuta Sarca

Her last collection sold out in its entirety in two days, then Cher gave her a shoutout on Twitter. Her approach to sustainability has been praised as nothing short of innovative. Now, the designer is back with her SS21 collection.

Culture

Shifting the narrative for Asian masculinity

Younglawa, a photo series by Singaporean photographer Hidhir Badaruddin, challenges the negative stereotypes of Asian male identity he grew up with, establishing an alternate vision that celebrates youth, tenderness and soul.

Culture

What’s eating Irvine Welsh?

As well as entertaining millions, the Scottish novelist has shocked, repulsed and pissed off a legion of readers since the early ’90s. Now he’s on a mission to find new meaning in affrontery in Sky doc Offended by Irvine Welsh.

Society

The case for legalising ecstasy

Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.

Style

Sew cool: Namita Khade is making knitwear true to form

The Wigan-born designer references her Indian heritage by connecting the dots between clothes, identity and culture in sensually revealing knitwear designs, having already developed a distinct style reminiscent of the skin-baring British designers of recent years.

Culture

The Big Interview: John Cooper Clarke

The career of the bard of Salford spans five decades. From cabaret to punk, Nico to Kate Moss, Alex Turner to Paul McCartney, John Cooper Clarke has been there, rhymed that, and even survived 17 years on heroin. As he publishes his debut memoir I Wanna Be Yours, we ask: what makes him The People’s Poet?

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