Icon, the Mondadori Group’s male lifestyle magazine, dedicates its latest issue to the New Generation of Italian cinema.
The running theme of the entire issue, on newsstands from 20 October, fashion, lifestyle, stories and male passions as seen through the new faces of contemporary pop culture.
“Icon New Generation perfectly represents what the magazine increasingly aims to be: a thermometer of talent and trends, a conveyor of new languages, an amplifier for a generation that is fundamental also for fashion and the companies that work in the sector, of which they are, in all senses, the new interpreters,” declared Andrea Tenerani, editor of Icon.
This month’s cover stories feature portraits of four talents that symbolise the new generation of the entertainment industry. Andrea Arcangeli, 27, one of the country’s most promising young actors, star of the series Romulus, which is about the origins and foundation of Rome, and soon to appear in the role of Roberto Baggio, talks to Icon about working on set, the physical preparation and “ the hours and hours of studying a script in proto-Latin.” The actor and director of I predatori Pietro Castellitto, 28, reflects on his first forays into cinema: “It’s very good to start when you are young, because you learn about cinema through your mistakes and it is only when you are young that you have the courage and freedom to make mistakes.” Riccardo Mandolini, 20, “the bully” in the series about adolescents Baby, talks about the desire to improve oneself and new male role-models: “Becoming an adult isn’t easy for anyone. It’s great to be able to do it while feeling free to express your desires and weaknesses. But what is most important is to know what you feel and come to terms with your feelings without having to repress them.” And finally, Patrick Schwarzenegger, class of ’93, an actor, but not only: “I love acting, but I want to be an entrepreneur, and have the possibility of choosing.”
In the fashion special, photographer Giampaolo Sgura, along with the magazine’s team, led by the editor Andrea Tenerani and editor-at-large Federico Sarica, has created a brand-new story built on images. A game of interpretations in no particular order, without hierarchies of fame or sector, in which nine young protagonists from the cinema interpret themselves playing with a selection of items from the 2020 autumn-winter collections.
The new issue also sees the return of the supplement Icon Wheels, with exclusive news from the word of cars and motorcycles, previews, interviews with protagonists and the most iconic and desired models of car and motorcycle enthusiasts.