Emma Watson not only graces the cover of Vogue Australia‘s March 2018 issue, she’s also the guest editor of the magazine, which hits newsstands February 26.
The issue, titled “Designing the Future”, is focused on “sustainability and the inspiring people striving for positive change in the world,” and includes features on eco-friendly fashion pioneer Stella McCartney, Canadian-South African model Maye Musk, and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.
In her editor’s note, Watson, who is well known for her activism, speaks about the current climate within the entertainment industry, and refers to 2018 as a “turning point.”
“After a year dominated by an alarming newsfeed, it seems we have hit a turning point in 2018. Silenced voices are becoming amplified and media outlets are shining a spotlight on the people and groups challenging for change. The pages to follow in this issue, Designing the Future, is a part of that change,” the 27-year-old actress writes.
“The word ‘change’ can be intimidating, riddled with expectation of outcomes and fear of failure. So I want to propose something to you: when steering a boat, a captain can shift the wheel one degree and it drastically changes the course of the boat. I would like to challenge you, after reading this issue, to make a one-degree shift, because a small change can make a huge difference. ”
Watson herself is a big supporter of sustainable fashion. During her press tours for “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Circle”, she only wore outfits verified by Eco-Age, a sustainability consulting company.
The Vogue issue also includes a photo shoot with the former “Harry Potter” star as taken by photographer Peter Lindbergh. Check out the full shoot at Vogue.com.