Icon is the point of reference for the men’s fashion and lifestyle segment thanks to an offer of cross-media contents across the magazine, website, social channels and events: a shared story with descriptive insights on the passions of contemporary men and an always detailed glance at the new styles and trends – from fashion to beauty, from travelling to the world of engines and beverages – emphasised in the new special “Back to the roots” issue, on newsstands with a collection of about 100 pages of advertisements.
The focus of the magazine’s new issue, supervised by Andrea Tenerani, is a return to the roots and origins, with exclusive interviews and contents to illustrate how the values, ideas and fashions have changed alongside society’s mutations.
“The issue celebrates a return to the beautiful and classical origins, while simultaneously relying on innovation, like a modern Caravaggio, thanks to the use of a never before seen light and the ability to perceive the essence of objects or human thoughts from the darkness, only to reveal a truth conceived for all to see,” stated Andrea Tenerani, director of Icon.
The partnership with Ginori 1735
“Back to the roots” also devoted a section for the story of Icon’s new partnership with Ginori 1735. Readers will find a service dedicated to Luke Edward Hall, a very young and talented designer of a dandy style who designed Profumi Luchino’s new home fragrance collection, among the magazine’s pages. The collection will be presented by Ginori 1735 and Icon at a private event to be held on September 20, at Ginori 1735’s boutique, in the heart of Milan.
The Issue’s protagonists and stories
The Mondadori Group selected four faces of the fashion and lifestyle world for the lead stories of this issue, which will be on newsstands as of tomorrow and whose contents will be amplified on Icon.it and on the brand’s social channels.
The actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of the film “Bullet Train,” in which he played with Brad Pitt. At 32, Aaron already has 26 years of career behind him. At an age when everyone wants to exceed, he prefers to slow down: one, maximum two films a year, and then off to the countryside to cultivate the fields, cook, build swings and stay away from the social media. “I put my heart and soul into my work and forget about everything else when I’m on the set. Then, as soon as we are finished shooting, I go back to my origins and all these therapeutic activities, such as cooking, gardening and building,” he confided in an exclusive conversation with Icon.
Then, Alejandro Speitzer, the star of the Netflix thriller series “Dark Desire,” followed by over 100 million viewers in 77 countries and thanks to which he became the sex symbol of the new Latinx generation. The actor, portrayed by the American photographer Bruce Weber, whose partnership with the magazine is still ongoing, tells Icon: “I work hard, I never forget where I come from and, especially, how much I struggled to get here. I know we can never go back in time and that it’s important to do something well and harmoniously when doing it, thus giving the best of myself without setting limits.”
Also in Icon’s lead stories, the actor Francesco Scianna, now busy on the set of the second season of Gabriele Muccino’s “There’s No Place Like Home,” and the French star Rìles, author, composer, performer and producer of rap songs. Rìles is also among the protagonists of a fashion shoot – always at the centre of Icon’s story – that portrays the last discoveries of the French super agent, Saif Mahdhi.
Many stories, through which the magazine explores the “Back to the roots” theme from different points of view, are presented in the Destination Future section. Starting from a conversation with the great film director Rob Reiner, whom Icon met in Cannes, to speak about his plans to shoot the sequel of his 1984 hit film, “This is Spinal Tap.” And then, the story of those who literally went back to their roots, such as the agricultural influencer Matteo Fiocco, 33, who became an online star thanks to his Youtube channel, which gathered an enthusiastic community of new digital farmers.
In the Voices section, the exclusive interview with Roberto Baldoni, director of the National Cybersecurity Agency (Acn), founded by the Council of Ministers in 2021 to defend our Country from all forms of computer threats.
The new watches section
This special issue of Icon expands its section devoted to watches, which is edited by the watch editor, Paolo De Vecchi, the magazine’s latest signature aimed to strengthen the brand’s proximity to key luxury sectors. In this issue, speed and performance become the common thread throughout the section’s pages, through the presentation of models that accompany teams and drivers on the track.
Icon’s next appointment with its readers is scheduled for November 18, with a special issue entirely devoted to this world.