Magazine

Introducing the UK’s biggest, brightest young things

Meet designer Randa Kherba, actor Marli Siu, author Moses McKenzie, chef Rahel Stephanie, musician Rainy Miller and photographer Fin Flint – six up and comers across six different disciplines to keep a watchful eye on. They’re gonna be huge.

Beabadoobee: searching for Beatopia

When her debut album, Fake It Flowers, was released just before the UK went into lockdown, Beabadoobee became a bedroom indie star who would have to remain in the bedroom. Now, with an expansive second album, the musician is at the top of her game – and out in the world.

Tems: mine is the crown

Tems has already conquered the global charts with Wizkid and Drake, found fans in the highest possible places (hello, President Obama) and carved out a new space in Afrobeats. Next up: a debut album that will see Nigerian music’s biggest new star go supermassive.

Jack Grealish: this sporting life

As Manchester City win a fourth Premier League title in five years, we meet the talismanic midfielder with the world at his feet, a Gucci ambassadorship and the kind of megawatt charm that’ll burn through English football for the next decade.

Girl from the north country

Doa, aka d0lgur, aka Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney, aka daughter of Björk, is a teenage student, record store employee, filmmaker, singer and now actor, about to make her big-screen debut in the new film from The Witch director Robert Eggers. Which means she is going to be famous, in her own right, soon enough.

PinkPantheress: Obsessed With You

The first great TikTok artist has arrived. Building an army of devoted fans while maintaining mystique in an age of constant sharing, PinkPantheress draws on the past to create a sound that might just be the future.

Deep Frieze: The Fence take us to London’s biggest art fair

The Fence is London’s second-best magazine: an independent quarterly that publishes witty essays, sketches, investigations and insider accounts of powerful institutions. So when it came to deciding who we should send to cover October’s Frieze Art Fair, there was only one place to call.

Hardcore glamour revolution: how dressing up returned to fashion

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties. We got off to a slow start, and it’s sure been a bumpy ride, but you’ve now reached your final destination: a full-blown fashion fantasy awaits. Prepare to dress up again because we’re going out out. And we’re going all out.

Family business: meet teen siblings Herbie and Ray

In March 1985, 12-year-old model Felix Howard graced the cover of THE FACE, photographed by Jamie Morgan and styled by the late Ray Petri. Thirty-six years later, Felix’s children, Herbie and Ray (named after Petri), are about to share the same experience.

A letter from the editor

Volume 4. Issue 4: a powerful, Travis Scott-fronted issue that takes on the pandemic, politics and protest, sports, stars and style.

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