From Madonna and Tom Ford to Drew Barrymore and Gwen Stefani; March is the issue in which all the magazines showcase the latest collections and therefore (along with September) it is the month that ever editor, reader and model either dreads or not-so-patiently awaits.
At one time this only applied to the girls mags but as the menswear market booms we are seeing a shift and the latest issue of Another Man only furthers this theory. Emile Hirsch, star of Sean Penn’s ‘Into the Wild’ and the new blockbuster ‘Speed Racer,’ is the cover model of the latest issue and the styling of the cover is a fresh and welcome relief from the dramatic and overly artistic looks that most editors go for around this time of the year. No leather or chains or sharp tailoring but only the paisley printed pleasure of newly-sprung spring joy. That and the undoubtable good looks of Hirsch add to this ‘New Bohemia’ mood.
However, do not be fooled by the slightly dazed atmosphere of Hirsch’s pensive stare- this issue involves the rebellious likes of Nick Cave, Michael Stipe and Jon Savage. Throw on a patterned shirt, light a (completely drug-free) spliff and chime with the birds- Spring has officially sprung.