As ever, effusive greetings from the ISSUE ONE team. This edition has been entitled Phenomenon to illustrate our continued efforts to break new ground and search out people and events that can only be described as unique. Indeed, being a Phenomenon is something that we ourselves continuously strive for. As ever, we do not conform to one strict meaning of the word, but regard ourselves as embracing all facets.

In gemmology, for instance, and we like to think of ourselves as a shining jewel, the word refers to an unusual optical effect of great beauty and in philosophy it is specifically the difference perceived through a person’s senses or mind. These are traits that we hold dearly at ISSUE ONE and remain core values to our continued quest to shine a light for all up and coming artists in all the fields that we cover whether from the world of fashion, lifestyle or all the other myriad fields we endeavour to champion.

This issue represents another step forward. This is merely the ISSUE ONE way. This magazine is a celebration of the bold and ground breaking, breaking the mould and genuinely creating a true Phenomenon.