The global paradigms are constantly changing but, if there’s one thing that remains constant, it’s hard work.
For our 35th issue, we focus on those whose work shapes our society in fashion and entertainment. Exuding talent and ambition, our pages shed light on the tastemakers taking over the world with blood, sweat and tears: inspiring generations, serving as role models and having fun all the while. The perfect example is our cover star Rosalía, photographed in Los Angeles by Vince Aung. Ahead of the release of her highly awaited sophomore album, we catch up with the Spanish trailblazer to talk about putting in the work and overcoming challenges.
Fellow Spaniard Álvaro Soler reveals how the economic climate prompted his start in music. Stateside, electronic duo Sofi Tukker talks promoting inclusiveness through music; Beth Ditto discusses feminism, queer culture and body-positivity and, on the other side of the pond, Australian sensation Cody Simpson addresses climate change. Going from the classics to the breakthroughs, we catch up with the passionate Donna Missal, the heartfelt Jessie Reyez and the unstoppable Jacob Sartorius.
In film and TV, the innately talented Maika Monroe humbly explains her start in Hollywood; Scott Haze details what it takes to be an anti-hero in the next blockbuster Venom; Misfits’ Robert Sheehan talks survival mechanisms ahead of Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines; we meet up with iconic German actress Iris Berben to discuss the social importance of her new project The Typist and Steven Yeun tells us about life (and work) after The Walking Dead.
In the fashion realm, we highlight the designers at the forefront of change, including Marni’s Francesco Risso and G-Star RAW’s Adriana Galijasevic. Straight from the catwalks, we delve into the season with workwear as our conductive thread, showcasing a resurgence of innovation, creation and excitement. Model Peyton Knight takes the streets of NYC; Amy Wesson conquers Central Park; Anya Lyagoshina transports us to the fields and Oliwia Lis showcases simplicity.
Issue 35, and the mavens that have been part of it, signal a new chapter for Schön! as we turn green, moving distribution exclusively to Amazon (every little helps).
Love what you do and remember: work hard, play harder. #WorkIt
editor-in-chief + creative director