Any magazine these days that is not in the business of publishing statement issues ought to seriously reconsider its modus operandi — life is too short and printing paper too damn costly to do otherwise. The latest edition of L’Officiel Hommes Italia bills itself as the “Statement Issue” and wastes little time making good on that promise with a cover story by photographer Billy Kidd and stylist Charles Varenne that stars amongst others João Knorr. The high cheek bones alone of João are a statement, a razor edged provocation to the world. Laced up in Versace (pictured) that statement is bond.

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Credits include: Publication, L’Officiel Hommes Italia Nº23 Autumn / Winter 2019-2020; Title, “The Gang”; Photography, Billy Kidd; Styling, Charles Varenne; Grooming, Brent Lavett; Casting, Edward Kim at The Edit Desk.

João Knorr | L’Officiel Hommes Italia Autumn / Winter 2019 (Photography: Billy Kidd)

João Knorr | L’Officiel Hommes Italia Autumn / Winter 2019 (Photography: Billy Kidd)