With an eye to the future and an ear to the absolutely now, newness abounds in the 26th edition of The Gentlewoman. Conversation is sparkling and opinions forthright in our beloved Modernisms series of intimate interviews. In this edition, we confab with the wunderkind entrepreneur Josephine Philips, the cosmic composer Natalie Holt, the fashion mastermind Trino Verkade and the set designer extraordinare Es Devlin. In a bumper selection of profiles we ascend new heights with the pathbreaking mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou; explore the views and tattoos of the artist Catherine Opie; bow down to Zambia’s new queen of rap Sampa the Great; and herald the theatrical third decade of Iceland’s sparky new star Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney. The seasonal exploration of wardrobe solutions includes elevated looks and dramatic denims, showcased by the enchanting models Mica Argañaraz and Aylah Peterson, respectively, while coats of many layers and lashings of leather make for totally glamorous autumn living.