The Laterals
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FILM

ALFIE ALLEN With the surreal nature of today’s political climate, it almost feels like we’re living in an epic medieval fantasy novel. A tumultuous and complex story arc with vying claimants for succession to the world’s highest postures of sovereignty. You could even dare to say that some of these pivotal characters have the boisterous temperament of a wildling. Consequently, it’s not beyond reason to parallel the world’s political narrative to that ofGeorge R.R. Martin’s, Game of Thrones. Among the most compelling players in the HBO adaptation is Theon Greyjoy, the last surviving son of the Iron Islands and a dynamic player in the fight for the Iron Throne. But behind the remarkable persona is Alfie Allen, an English actor whose repertoire goes well beyond the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. He is a master craftsman whose command of his art is fascinating to watch. Allen sits down with The Laterals to give us more insight into his latest undertaking with the new BBC mini series, Close To The Enemy.

ALFIE ALLEN
With the surreal nature of today’s political climate, it almost feels like we’re living in an epic medieval fantasy novel. A tumultuous and complex story arc with vying claimants for succession to the world’s highest postures of sovereignty. You could even dare to say that some of these pivotal characters have the boisterous temperament of a wildling. Consequently, it’s not beyond reason to parallel the world’s political narrative to that ofGeorge R.R. Martin’s, Game of Thrones.

Among the most compelling players in the HBO adaptation is Theon Greyjoy, the last surviving son of the Iron Islands and a dynamic player in the fight for the Iron Throne. But behind the remarkable persona is Alfie Allen, an English actor whose repertoire goes well beyond the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. He is a master craftsman whose command of his art is fascinating to watch. Allen sits down with The Laterals to give us more insight into his latest undertaking with the new BBC mini series, Close To The Enemy.

EVAN PETERS Many actors and actresses in the industry will clamor on about pursuing ‘versatility’ in their careers as a noble challenge, like a well-scripted line that all highbrow creatives are mandated to say in order to be taken seriously about their craft. Outwardly, the words can feel empty, especially in the face of such oversaturated talent (or lack thereof). But when you come across real versatility in an actor, coupled with a subtlety, humility, and greatness of artistry, you’re able to witness the almost spellbinding freedom that allows them to rearrange themselves in a creative field with true poise. Evan Peters—best-known for his various roles in American Horror Story and blockbusters like X-Men: Apocalypse—is one of those greats, and he’s only just getting started. We’ve been able to witness his creative determination to humbly weave in and out of great opportunities with his head down, taking each new pursuit in stride; from drama to comedy, action to historical epics, the rate at which he swings from one end of the film genre spectrum to the next never ceases to enthuse. Here, we talk to him about his foray into acting, his philosophies around being creatively flexible, and what he’s learned so far throughout the course of his career.

EVAN PETERS
Many actors and actresses in the industry will clamor on about pursuing ‘versatility’ in their careers as a noble challenge, like a well-scripted line that all highbrow creatives are mandated to say in order to be taken seriously about their craft. Outwardly, the words can feel empty, especially in the face of such oversaturated talent (or lack thereof). But when you come across real versatility in an actor, coupled with a subtlety, humility, and greatness of artistry, you’re able to witness the almost spellbinding freedom that allows them to rearrange themselves in a creative field with true poise.

Evan Petersbest-known for his various roles in American Horror Story and blockbusters like X-Men: Apocalypseis one of those greats, and he’s only just getting started. We’ve been able to witness his creative determination to humbly weave in and out of great opportunities with his head down, taking each new pursuit in stride; from drama to comedy, action to historical epics, the rate at which he swings from one end of the film genre spectrum to the next never ceases to enthuse. Here, we talk to him about his foray into acting, his philosophies around being creatively flexible, and what he’s learned so far throughout the course of his career.

CRAIG ROBERTS “That awkward kid from Submarine!” Yup, Craig Roberts was, or rather, is still that guy even after acting in that particular dark coming-of-age comedy film. From there, we then see him starring in Being Human, Skins, and presently, Red Oaks. Getting the opportunity to speak to Craig opens several doors for me to pick his brain, namely, “Are you this weird in real life?” Generally speaking, watching his movies, to relate to his characters, is like watching a car crash bound to happen. His awkwardness spreads through and into my bones. It’s that unsettling. However, as much as all of us out there would like to admit, we can all relate to him. Heck, you could have been one of the most popular kids on the block, but at the end of the day, how well can you conceal your true nature away from others, better yet, yourself?

CRAIG ROBERTS
“That awkward kid from Submarine!” Yup, Craig Roberts was, or rather, is still that guy even after acting in that particular dark coming-of-age comedy film. From there, we then see him starring in Being HumanSkins, and presently, Red Oaks. Getting the opportunity to speak to Craig opens several doors for me to pick his brain, namely, “Are you this weird in real life?” Generally speaking, watching his movies, to relate to his characters, is like watching a car crash bound to happen. His awkwardness spreads through and into my bones. It’s that unsettling. However, as much as all of us out there would like to admit, we can all relate to him. Heck, you could have been one of the most popular kids on the block, but at the end of the day, how well can you conceal your true nature away from others, better yet, yourself?

JOEL KINNAMAN Whether as the sinister, streetwise Detective Holder in The Killing or the supremely charismatic and formidable Governor Conway in House of Cards, there’s one thing we can all agree on about Joel Kinnaman—the Swedish-born actor is extremely flexible in his craft and can throw down some impressive acting démarches through a variety of roles. Reductive as it may sound, Kinnaman’s appeal as an actor largely lies in this very versatility as someone who can dissolve his ego and subsume his character’s persona to the fullest, which gives breathing room for the litheness of his craft to play out so well in such varying genres. As he prepares for the release of Suicide Squad, one of his biggest film projects to date, we talk to him about his journey into acting, what keeps him from creatively burning out, and some humiliating but laughable experiences on set.

JOEL KINNAMAN
Whether as the sinister, streetwise Detective Holder in The Killing or the supremely charismatic and formidable Governor Conway in House of Cards, there’s one thing we can all agree on about Joel Kinnaman—the Swedish-born actor is extremely flexible in his craft and can throw down some impressive acting démarches through a variety of roles. Reductive as it may sound, Kinnaman’s appeal as an actor largely lies in this very versatility as someone who can dissolve his ego and subsume his character’s persona to the fullest, which gives breathing room for the litheness of his craft to play out so well in such varying genres. As he prepares for the release of Suicide Squad, one of his biggest film projects to date, we talk to him about his journey into acting, what keeps him from creatively burning out, and some humiliating but laughable experiences on set.

DEBORAH ANN WOLL When it comes to fandom, television has never played a bigger role than it does now. For example, “binge-watching” exists as a real term in the Oxford Dictionary. To “Netflix and Chill” for an entire weekend has become the new normal. And every now and again, a special series comes along that makes a Fangirl out of all of us. Or in this instance, a very special actress who has become a tour de force in the world of sci-fi and fantasy. Deborah Ann Woll is a classic beauty whose most prominent roles on True Blood and Daredevil blur the lines between reality and fantasy. Her depth and incredible range brings complexity to the characters she plays. For those of us who have become fans of her work, Deborah Ann Woll is queen.

DEBORAH ANN WOLL
When it comes to fandom, television has never played a bigger role than it does now. For example, “binge-watching” exists as a real term in the Oxford Dictionary. To “Netflix and Chill” for an entire weekend has become the new normal. And every now and again, a special series comes along that makes a Fangirl out of all of us. Or in this instance, a very special actress who has become a tour de force in the world of sci-fi and fantasy. Deborah Ann Woll is a classic beauty whose most prominent roles on True Blood and Daredevil blur the lines between reality and fantasy. Her depth and incredible range brings complexity to the characters she plays. For those of us who have become fans of her work, Deborah Ann Woll is queen.

EDGAR RAMIREZ All I can hear over the phone is Ramirez's baritone 'umm' that lasts a good amount of time. In the end he decides to come back to it later and affably asks for the second question. All throughout our lengthy chat, I though it was very gracious that he never once implied impatience or tried to hurry things along. Instead he carefully measured every response and made sure to namedrop the entire supporting cast of writers, directors and fellow thespians that have enabled his journey thus far as mentors and inspiration.

EDGAR RAMIREZ
All I can hear over the phone is Ramirez's baritone 'umm' that lasts a good amount of time. In the end he decides to come back to it later and affably asks for the second question. All throughout our lengthy chat, I though it was very gracious that he never once implied impatience or tried to hurry things along. Instead he carefully measured every response and made sure to namedrop the entire supporting cast of writers, directors and fellow thespians that have enabled his journey thus far as mentors and inspiration.


 

MUSIC

RY X Australian singer-songwriter Ry Cuming has resurfaced with an atmospheric resonance and a new solo album, “Dawn”, filled with the mantric lyrics of both hesitation and credence within his gender-bending emotives. The album was a long-anticipated release from his 2013 EP that received much critical acclaim, leaving audiences and musicians alike spellbound to and yearning for the melancholic renderings of his music for some time. Now, as he closes out a string of shows in the US and begins the European leg of his tour, he guides us through the different stories and questions of his life as a spiritual erudite, tracing through places and memories that were especially formative in the creation of his latest work.

RY X
Australian singer-songwriter Ry Cuming has resurfaced with an atmospheric resonance and a new solo album, “Dawn”, filled with the mantric lyrics of both hesitation and credence within his gender-bending emotives. The album was a long-anticipated release from his 2013 EP that received much critical acclaim, leaving audiences and musicians alike spellbound to and yearning for the melancholic renderings of his music for some time. Now, as he closes out a string of shows in the US and begins the European leg of his tour, he guides us through the different stories and questions of his life as a spiritual erudite, tracing through places and memories that were especially formative in the creation of his latest work.

YUNA Yuna is in a happy place. Her new album Chapters marks her re-emergence into the music scene as she takes on a radical departure from her indie folk sound and dips her toes into the sultry pool of contemporary R&B. The profound change suits her well and growing up certainly has its perks. Chapters is a no holds barred album, inspired by a wrecked real-life relationship as Yuna draws the strength to bare her soul, displaying a rare vulnerability her audience yearns for. Her distinctive honeyed vocals are unabashedly laced with newfound confidence, further reinforced through a musical kinship as she collaborates with other powerhouses such as Usher and Jhené Aiko in this new album which has found its way into Billboard’s Top 10. 

YUNA
Yuna is in a happy place. Her new album Chapters marks her re-emergence into the music scene as she takes on a radical departure from her indie folk sound and dips her toes into the sultry pool of contemporary R&B. The profound change suits her well and growing up certainly has its perks. Chapters is a no holds barred album, inspired by a wrecked real-life relationship as Yuna draws the strength to bare her soul, displaying a rare vulnerability her audience yearns for. Her distinctive honeyed vocals are unabashedly laced with newfound confidence, further reinforced through a musical kinship as she collaborates with other powerhouses such as Usher and Jhené Aiko in this new album which has found its way into Billboard’s Top 10. 

ZELLA DAY Let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like a good music festival. It’s all about that moment when the sun falls, a dusty breeze surrounds you and music fills the fiery desert sky. There’s a romance to it all; and music lovers will employ militant tactics to ensure they don’t miss it. With strategy and precision, they’ll make their way to a beer garden and jet across the fairgrounds just in time to catch the last 10 minutes of a set. Capturing that moment is everything.

ZELLA DAY
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like a good music festival. It’s all about that moment when the sun falls, a dusty breeze surrounds you and music fills the fiery desert sky. There’s a romance to it all; and music lovers will employ militant tactics to ensure they don’t miss it. With strategy and precision, they’ll make their way to a beer garden and jet across the fairgrounds just in time to catch the last 10 minutes of a set. Capturing that moment is everything.

KID INK Kid Ink isn’t a household name (yet), but you’ve heard his music at least once today. At 29 the young Los Angeles native is a veteran in the music industry. With four years of producer credit under his belt Kid Ink has an understanding of music that allows him to churn out pop hits with Chris Brown to surging verses with the likes of Pusha T. Using everything that surrounds him as inspiration Kid Ink wants a long career in music, and isn’t afraid of the challenges or switching things around.

KID INK
Kid Ink isn’t a household name (yet), but you’ve heard his music at least once today. At 29 the young Los Angeles native is a veteran in the music industry. With four years of producer credit under his belt Kid Ink has an understanding of music that allows him to churn out pop hits with Chris Brown to surging verses with the likes of Pusha T. Using everything that surrounds him as inspiration Kid Ink wants a long career in music, and isn’t afraid of the challenges or switching things around.

HONNE Scarcely any modern musicians have the aptness to scour effect and create work that is truly uncommon. Meet the British soul duo HONNE, formed by co-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist James Hatcher and frontman Andy Clutterbuck. Having met at University, James and Andy are of like-minded, creating music at night, and drawn to music-centric city living culture. 

HONNE
Scarcely any modern musicians have the aptness to scour effect and create work that is truly uncommon. Meet the British soul duo HONNE, formed by co-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist James Hatcher and frontman Andy Clutterbuck. Having met at University, James and Andy are of like-minded, creating music at night, and drawn to music-centric city living culture. 


 

FASHION NEWS

GUCCI — The Garden Gucci headlines their collection referencing the flora and fauna accents in an illusory universe introduced by Creative Director Alessandro Michele as the brand's freshest staple. The installation offers a curated selection of accessories and ready-to-wear Gucci Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection. The installation will be at Gucci Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia until the 18th of October 2016.

GUCCI — The Garden

Gucci headlines their collection referencing the flora and fauna accents in an illusory universe introduced by Creative Director Alessandro Michele as the brand's freshest staple. The installation offers a curated selection of accessories and ready-to-wear Gucci Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection. The installation will be at Gucci Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia until the 18th of October 2016.

GUCCI — THE NEW FASHION TOWN In 1915, the first Caproni factory buildings were established in the rural outskirts east of Milan. Sheds and hangers lined up along what is now Via Mecenate, while the west sat the Taliedo airfield, where planes took off for test flights and underwent inspection. The Via Mecenate facilities built biplanes and triplanes that were among the best known aircraft of the time.  Almost a century later, Gucci chose the area as the site of its new offices. Gucci hired Milanese architecture firm Piuarch to create a new design and concept suitable for a modern headquarters that would preserve the existing architecture while paying homage to the historical site. The original architecture was preserved, and with a few exceptions, the structures retained their size and layout. 

GUCCI — THE NEW FASHION TOWN

In 1915, the first Caproni factory buildings were established in the rural outskirts east of Milan. Sheds and hangers lined up along what is now Via Mecenate, while the west sat the Taliedo airfield, where planes took off for test flights and underwent inspection. The Via Mecenate facilities built biplanes and triplanes that were among the best known aircraft of the time. 

Almost a century later, Gucci chose the area as the site of its new offices. Gucci hired Milanese architecture firm Piuarch to create a new design and concept suitable for a modern headquarters that would preserve the existing architecture while paying homage to the historical site. The original architecture was preserved, and with a few exceptions, the structures retained their size and layout. 

MIU MIU — EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE IN ONE DAY In a world where the idea of a woman’s place in society is constantly eclipsed by narratives with patriarchal overtones, Miu Miu has come out with a refreshingly powerful take on what it means to reclaim these stories from the female perspective in their acclaimed short-film series, the ‘Women’s Tales’—told by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. The latest two short films—That One Day by Crystal Moselle, and Seed directed by Naomi Kawase—were presented on September 1st as part of the Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori program.

MIU MIU — EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE IN ONE DAY

In a world where the idea of a woman’s place in society is constantly eclipsed by narratives with patriarchal overtones, Miu Miu has come out with a refreshingly powerful take on what it means to reclaim these stories from the female perspective in their acclaimed short-film series, the ‘Women’s Tales’—told by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. The latest two short films—That One Day by Crystal Moselle, and Seed directed by Naomi Kawase—were presented on September 1st as part of the Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori program.

GUCCI — A DIFFERENT REACTION A lot has changed in the Italian house of Gucci, especially since Alessandro Michele took creative control of its Fall 2015 men’s collection. Rising above all the previous rumours and uncertainties about Gucci’s future, Michele’s now signature style, which is a genderless, seasonless, formal and casual mixed, is on full display in its Fall 2016 men’s collection. 

GUCCI — A DIFFERENT REACTION

A lot has changed in the Italian house of Gucci, especially since Alessandro Michele took creative control of its Fall 2015 men’s collection. Rising above all the previous rumours and uncertainties about Gucci’s future, Michele’s now signature style, which is a genderless, seasonless, formal and casual mixed, is on full display in its Fall 2016 men’s collection. 

BOTTEGA VENETA — TRANSLATING LIFE TO ART In a sprawling white concrete landscape of approximately 8,000 square meters, Bottega Veneta introduces its Fall 2016 advertising campaign through the lens of Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen at Grande Cretto, a monumental land art installation conceived by pioneering post-war Italian painter and sculptor Alberto Burri in 1981.

BOTTEGA VENETA — TRANSLATING LIFE TO ART

In a sprawling white concrete landscape of approximately 8,000 square meters, Bottega Veneta introduces its Fall 2016 advertising campaign through the lens of Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen at Grande Cretto, a monumental land art installation conceived by pioneering post-war Italian painter and sculptor Alberto Burri in 1981.


 

ART

VANESSA PRAGER Vanessa, from a very young age, were you conscious of your talent? Not so much. I remember in my pre teens getting interested in wanting to draw and make things but the whole process was a later development relative to some other artists.   

VANESSA PRAGER
Vanessa, from a very young age, were you conscious of your talent?

Not so much. I remember in my pre teens getting interested in wanting to draw and make things but the whole process was a later development relative to some other artists. 
 

ATTITUDE

MODEL PROFILE: DAJANA ANTIC Dajana Antic is represented by MUSE Management in New York City. Editorial by Conan Thai.

MODEL PROFILE: DAJANA ANTIC
Dajana Antic is represented by MUSE Management in New York City.
Editorial by Conan Thai.