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Game Changers

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Cleo Wade

The Influential Poet Turning Girl Power into Woman Power
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Misty Copeland

The Ballerina That Became an Icon by Breaking Down Barriers
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Julie Gilhart

The Fashion Innovator’s Personal Game Changers
77

Ian Schrager

How the Visionary Entrepreneur Turned Hospitality into a Celebration
239

Game-changing Moments in History

A Visual Exploration by the Iconic Magnum Photographers
67

Black Coffee

The DJ Bringing the South African Club Scene to the World
126

Mezcal Mamas

Meet the Two Bootlegging Alchemists Transforming the Spirits Industry
174

Jane Goodall

The Feminist Icon and Conservationist on How We Can Still Save the Planet
350

Virgil Abloh

How the Creative Polymath Is Pushing Fashion to New Heights
187

Game-Change Your Life

From Meditation to Entrepreneurialism, How to Make Big Changes with Small Steps
123

Positive News

What’s Going Right in the World
370

Saving the World’s Oceans

How James Jagger and Project 0 Are Using Their Star Power for Preservation
25

Cooking in Motion

For Barcelona’s First Female Sake Sommelier and a Nomadic Chef, Food Is a Simple Performance
169

Pundy’s Picks

The Six Activists Who Should Be on Everyone’s Radar
109

Game Changers

A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
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“I could be brunching, but I’m here,” read a handmade sign at a recent women’s march in New York City. The cheeky message points to a shift in priorities—protest over pancakes—during what has been a turbulent year, with much to digest.

 

But with this, there is also much to feel excited about. Voices across the world are coming together in what some call a new awakening, illustrated by a resurgence of grassroots activism that reminds us of the importance of personal responsibility within our own spheres of influence.

 

In this issue, we aim to celebrate the people and movements driving this wave of positive transformation. They are the Game Changers: the misfits, makers, entrepreneurs, and activists using their platforms for good.

 

Over the following pages we meet poet Cleo Wade, who harnesses social media to bring us toward our better selves; newly-minted Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh, who brings streetwear’s collaborative approach to couture; and conservationist and feminist pioneer Jane Goodall, whose life’s work studying chimpanzees has led to a greater understanding of both animals and humankind. We speak to Misty Copeland, a ballerina who heard “no” to the point most of us would have given up; and jet setting businessman Richard Branson, who firmly believes in the power of “yes.”

 

We also talk to the man, the myth, the legend—Ian Schrager; and learn how this year EDITION has launched a campaign to remove all single-use plastics from its properties, initiating a real evolution in the industry.

 

We hope these stories highlight that universal progress is being made, and that we all have the capacity to be game changers, even if that means skipping brunch every once in a while.

 

Enjoy!

 

The EDITION Crew