Go Behind the Scenes with Our Summer Cover Star Lous and the Yakuza: Exclusive Video

By Bianca Gracie | July 26, 2023

Lous and the Yakuza courageously challenges the music and fashion industries with her thought-provoking songs and as a Louis Vuitton and YSL Beauté brand ambassador. And of course, EDITION had to celebrate this major milestone by having the musician and model grace the cover of our Summer "Music" issue.

“[I do this] because of the powerful message of having a Black, dark-skinned woman on a billboard. If I can contribute to putting people who look like me out there, I feel like I’ve done something,” Lous and the Yakuza says.

The Summer Issue centers on musicians and music aficionados alike, who all use the power of sound to motivate their daily lives.

“The overwhelming passion birthed through melodies, lyrics and synths is why I’m so excited to present our inaugural Music Issue theme,” says editor-in-chief of EDITION Bianca Gracie. “Our cover girl and Louis Vuitton ambassador Lous and the Yakuza is enticing an even bigger audience with her summer tour, while artists like Victoria Monét continue to take risks and display vulnerability with their new albums.”

Check out the exclusive BTS video with Lous and the Yakuza above, and check out the photos from the shoot below.


All clothing and accessories by Louis Vuitton
Photography: Kenny Germé
Photography Assistants: Dan Spigelman and Alexis Parrenin
Writer: Bianca Gracie
Styling: Damèse Savidan
Styling Assistants: Deborah Gabeloux and Emilie Torres
Executive Producer: Sam Rhodes
Digital Producer: Nathan Zaoui
Set Design: Antoine-Emmanuel
Videographer: Luc Alonso
Video Editor: John Macdonald