ph. Vogue Hommes International, The Sartorialist
With his short-cut, slicked to the side hair, Hannes Hetta is a stylish Swede who, like the recondite musician, makes his own music in the form of his work as the editor of Vogue Hommes International, also working for some of my favourite publications such as i-D and Acne Paper. My adoration for him comes mostly from his personal style, a striking mélange of classic pieces with highly modern components and attributes. I love his method of layering and his accessorizing with scarves, which seems to be somewhat of a signature look for him. Although I do love the dark, gothic, Ann Demeulemeester-type breed of fashion (and also in some way eclectically mixed with this more traditional conception, not the over the top 'bad' gothic look that is currently so popular among the mainstream), this realm of fashion is one that I really look at as a culmination of something true that will last and still be relevant in much time to come. Hannes is clearly a current style icon for me.