Origin: London, UK
Themes: fashion, music, art and youth culture. i-D was founded by designer and former Vogue art director Terry Jones in 1980
Collaborators in this issue:
"For the spring 2020 issue of i-D it's icons and idols only! Featuring interviews with all cover stars, Blu Hydrangea, Róisín Pearce and more! Photos of Binx and her friends in Jamaica, a look at Sticky Ricky's re-design of our Kaia cover AND the reveal of our new lipstick collab with La Bouche Rouge.
Our first instinct, when putting together spring 2020 was to refocus our attention on the industry that we love, fashion! Seems like the right time to do it, a spring issue, but it became so much more than a series of fashion images. If anything it would be better described as a photography issue. When looking at these images I get a real sense of torch bearing for the photography greats, Peter Lindbergh, Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn and Helmut Newton and all their incredible subjects.
As always with i-D it's people first, who are the cast, the characters, what do they represent? When thinking about what fashion means as far as the people that represent it, the people we revere and love, it was the idea of a modern day supermodel that seemed to stick. We wanted to retrain out eye on these women, especially after the huge success of our first ever special edition, the rihannazine, which had such a wide spectrum of talent, it felt exciting to return to the fashion model.
Firstly, supermodel is now such an old fashioned term and it really helps us see how far we've come. As is the term celebrity. What does it even mean? So how do we coin a new phrase? We don't! We do however feel that these women are icons in out industry and beyond. KATE, GIGI, ADUT, RIANNE, BINX, KAIA. All icons. All iconic!"