Accent SS17

  Tarot readers, dommes, activists, Buddhist monks, witches, cowboy artists & Mykki Blanco

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Issue 3 features cover star Kodo Nishimura, the Buddhist monk and make-up artist who serves spirituality with fashion. Also in the issue — messages from New York’s young activists, the lives and loves of Toronto’s Dominatrices, a guide to the tarot by mystic Shy Charles, lessons in fatherhood by black dads in London and the story of how Ion Barladeanu went from down-and-out in Bucharest to world famous

MAN. MYTH. LEGEND

The incredible true story of how Ion Barladeanu, the Romanian collage artist and pseudo film director, went from down and out in Bucharest to world famous

Vogue dancer ALEX MUGLER
Photographed by AXEL MORIN with styling by SIMON PYLYSER 

Accent is a celebration of lives lived outside the ordinary — the free-spirits, the radicals and the beautiful misfits of this world 

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It’s Saturday night in Kemptown, Brighton, and Mykki Blanco, a 6ft 2in 31-year-old rapper wearing a pastel blue corset, is sitting in the backroom of a chapel. The church’s foyer is filled with a crowd of mostly queer and gender-queer people. Soon Mykki will burst on stage, wearing his trademark wig, and rap about the loneliness of being a HIV-positive man with a drag aesthetic who is grappling with the expectations of black masculinity. But before that he pours himself a Jack Daniel’s — and holds forth about the world according to Mykki Blanco . . .

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As FEATURED in Issue 3

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ACCENT SAYS
LIVE YOUR LIFE
AND BE FREE