On the heels of releasing his new album, Illuminate, Shawn Mendes appears in the October 2016 issue of L’Uomo Vogue. Photographer Sebastian Kim captures the young singer for the Italian magazine. Embracing a sleek fashion edge, Shawn connects with stylist Rushka Bergman. Charming in a series of endearing images, Shawn models fashions from Saint Laurent, Valentino, Givenchy, and other brands.
Talking to L’Uomo Vogue about nerves and anxiety when it comes to performing, Mendes shares, “The first few times I was really nervous. And in the end I always am whenever I step onto a stage, although now I’m more aware and confident.” The 18-year-old singer continues, “How do I beat the tension? I prepare my voice by eating manuka honey according to grandmother’s recipe. And then I isolate my mind, focusing only on the music.”