Platinum-selling rapper, Brit award-winner and Glastonbury 2019 headliner Stormzy is the cover star for ELLE UK magazine’s The Great British Fashion Issue. Inside the magazine, the Blinded By Your Grace crooner talks about the Brits who inspire him the most.

He shared the cover on Instagram with the caption:

Thank you to ELLE for allowing me and these legends to grace your cover. And thank you to the leaders, legends, icons standing next to me, you lot inspire and empower not only me but an entire generation. There’s been a history of reducing us to whatever it is that fits the negative agenda at the time but we’re a whole spectrum of incredible things and we’re on a mission to showcase that to the world. Young, Black & British – What a time to be alive ??????????

On a second cover for the same issue, he is joined by Jourdan Dunn, Leomie Anderson, Dina Asher-Smith, Damson Idris, Wilfried Zaha, Temi Mwale, Tiana Major9, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Joshua Buatsi who are all tagged Generation Now. This issue celebrates the best of talents in Britain.


Words by @shannonmahanty
Creative Direction: @misterthomasjames