Idris Elba fronts the cover of T Australia

Idris Elba

• The actor also features in a fashion photoshoot wearing stylish designer outfits

T Australia: The New York Times Style Magazine is launching its first issue of the year featuring Idris Elba on the cover.

The award-winning British actor, producer and musician opens a series of stories spotlighting “Modern Poets”

Idris Elba famously formed an unlikely international union with Australian psych-pop-rock band Lime Cordiale members Oli and Louis Leimbach. Together they created a six-track EP called Cordi Elba, including the hit song Apple Crumble.

Idris Elba

Lime Cordiale's Louis (foreground) and Oli Leimbach (background)

Lime Cordiale’s Louis (foreground) and Oli Leimbach (background)

Lime Cordiale's Louis Leimbach

Lime Cordiale’s Louis Leimbach

The actor also features in a fashion photoshoot wearing stylish outfits including Loewe, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen and Alexander McQueen.

The fifth issue of the bi-monthly publication celebrates Journeys – literal, emotional and creative.

Musician Nick Cave explores the space between merchandise and art through his new project Cave Things; as filmmaker Madeleine Gottlieb maps fraught emotional territory in her new work; acclaimed American ballet principal David Hallberg relocated to Melbourne to take up The Australian Ballet’s artistic directorship at a moment of historic crisis.

Lime Cordiale's Oli Leimbach

Lime Cordiale’s Oli Leimbach

Idris Elba fashion photoshoot

Katarina Kroslakova, the publisher and editor-in-chief of T Australia, said the issue: “brings together a group of artists who have demonstrated creativity and resilience through multiple forms of expression born from the physical limitations of the pandemic.

“The results are pieces of work that convey a deeper meaning for both the audience and the creator,” she added.

Also in this issue, the author and activist Bri Lee recalls the world destination that most challenged and shaped her.

Idris Elba fashion photoshoot

T Australia’s restaurant critic, Besha Rodell, takes a trip to Victoria’s Gippsland Lakes region to experience the wonder of sardines, and, coveting refined refreshment, road-tests the new wave of icy poles.

T Australia ponders the essential lesson the pandemic taught us; plots the route to a cleaner future for cars; and much more.

Last year, the publication announced it would increase print frequency to become a bi-monthly magazine, starting in February 2022.

Idris Elba fashion photoshoot

The publishing house behind T Australia, KK Press Pty Ltd, credited a warm response from readers and brands, as well as an innovative and modern distribution strategy for the increase in its print edition frequency for the second year in the market.

Kroslakova said: “The increase of T Australia to a bi-monthly magazine brings a new opportunity to feature local and international content more regularly to readers.

“Showcasing the best of Australia within a global context, the magazine will continue to provide a record of the local zeitgeist.”

Idris Elba cover of T Australia

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