A boy band member on the cover of BAZAAR Man? Not someone you would automatically associate with us, considering we’ve had politicians, movie makers, movie stars, artists and sportsmen on our covers before. But let’s consider this: Nick Jonas, of Jonas brothers fame, is a young man who has risen out of his siblings’ shadows to become his own success story—both as a singer and an actor. He has taken on difficult, controversial roles (even that of a gay character that most young, hunky Hollywood actors would shun for fear of alienating their female fan base), making a name for himself as a serious method actor. He also sings a fine tune and dances well… Really well. Not bad for a 23-year-old.
This issue of BAZAAR Man focuses on men with passion—whether it’s about fitness, music, charity or aesthetic medicine. Passion is what makes a man attractive; someone who is driven by a goal to be the best in his field. Take veteran movie star and director with 92 movies to his name, Antonio Banderas. Banderas left Tinseltown for a bit to become a student again; attending lectures and perfecting his pattern-making skills at London’s Central Saint Martins in order to hone his knowledge and understanding of menswear fashion. He proves one is never too old to learn a craft—now, how sexy is that?
But back to Nick and the question of why he is on our cover: Just look at his Instagram following. Over six million adoring fans want to see his every move. All in, I think he makes a choice cover star. Plus wouldn’t you want to know the moment when Nick felt he became a man? He tells all in his frank chat with BAZAAR Singapore.
Also in this issue, we explore the spring/summer trends that are hitting the runways. Fashion has relaxed whole lot and allowed guys to breathe a little (phew!) as print, Orientalism and a little retro rock ’n’ roll have come back a into the sartorial vernacular. Turn the pages, I think you’ll be mighty impressed.
—Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief
Tao Okamoto Is Our April 2016 Cover Star!
Watch: On Set With The Gorgeous Tao Okamoto At Our April 2016 Cover Shoot
Check out our feature on Singapore’s most fashionable collectors here