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The Great British Festival: what are you wearing?

Getting pissed in a field is officially back for summer 2022. From moshers to drum and bass heads to rap fans, here’s what the youth will be wearing at Wireless, Latitude, Reading and Leeds and more. We told you subcultures aren’t dead!

Chris Smalls: there is power in a union

Unionising in America is a battle, but it’s even harder when you’re up against Jeff Bezos. In April, Chris Smalls made history when he led workers in Staten Island to vote to form the country’s first Amazon union.

Waste! Store: welcome to London’s coolest shop

Hackney’s wackiest community shopping destination is a Santa’s grotto of cult memorabilia and homemade weirdness. Jack Mitchell and Roydon Misseldine stock everything from Baby-Gs and troll dolls to DIY zines and fantastic fashion, only available IRL.

Louis Partridge: the Enola Holmes actor on playing Sid Vicious

Prada loves him, he’s acted in one of Netflix’s biggest films of 2020, and is about to star as Sid Vicious in a TV drama about the 20th century’s most notorious British band, the Sex Pistols. Where did it all go wrong, Louis Partridge? Where did it all go wrong…?

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.

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