Issue nº 28 arrives to funk up your autumn with Chaka Khan as our sizzling cover star. The beloved Modernisms Q&As serve up hearty conversation with the climate scientist Friederike Otto, the respected curator Oriole Cullen, the actor Lydia West and Mayfair’s favourite fine-dining double act, Silvia and Ursula Perberschlager. Our intrepid writers were dispatched far and wide to profile the remarkable women of the now, among them, the golfing superstar Lydia Ko, the artist Maggi Hambling, Hollywood dynamo Alia Shawkat and fashion critic-turned-flower farmer, Cathy Horyn.
A slew of quietly disruptive proposals for autumn — from a back-to-school uniform with a playful twist to the season’s furriest finery — are showcased for your visual delectation, while an oral history of the publishing house Virago documents how its green-spined titles have reshaped the literary canon. Right on, sisters!