Summer arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere during what is also Pride Month. These coincident events happen every year, but what is different in 2019 is the passage of a half century of Pride following the Stonewall Uprising in New York. In the early hours of 28 June 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn of Greenwich Village, which in turn prompted a spontaneous manifestation that would ensue for several nights. It was from this act of defiance, this act of pride that the movement for gay liberation and ultimately today’s fight for LGBTQIA+ rights emerged. What began with state violence against homosexuals has transformed into a month-long celebration during which seemingly every brand and its gay brother are eager to flex their cultural relevancy. One publication joining the jamboree is Wonderland, which this week released a special edition Pride cover with Next’s very own João Knorr on it. Readers will immediately note of the custom sleeveless hoodie from the #RLPRIDE capsule collection, the rainbow mounted polo player logo is unmissable. Proceeds from sales of this collection will be donated to benefit LGBTQIA+ organizations globally. Pride has come a long way in 50 years, here’s to another 50. Happy Pride!

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Credits include: Publication, Wonderland Summer 2019; Photography, Bartek Szmigulski; Styling, Way Perry; Hair, Kim Roy at One Represents; Makeup, Adam de Cruz at One Represents.

João Knorr | Wonderland Summer 2019 (Photography: Bartek Szmigulski)

João Knorr | Wonderland Summer 2019 (Photography: Bartek Szmigulski)