Flashback: i-D Magazine’s First Issue
By Shanu Walpita

i-D magazine provides a unique peek at their first-ever issue, celebrating 33 years of groundbreaking, and always-inspirational content.

Dec 03, 2013


Last night, i-D magazine originators Terry and Tricia Jones won The Outstanding Achievement Award in British Fashion, for their 30+ years of highlighting and nurturing some of the biggest names in the industry via their wink-emblazoned cult-cool mag.

As a result, its online counterpart is offering insight into the magazine’s inspiring back-story, tracking its rise from subversive fanzine to glossy style/culture bible, starting with a peek at the first-ever lo-fi (stapled, not bound) issue.

What was unique about i-D magazine was its acute perspective on British pop culture, formalizing an outlet for non-conformist, “in-the-know” content, that was fresh, and unlike any other magazine at the time.

With a revolutionary focus on street style photography, i-D placed importance on documenting stye tribes and tracking fashion’s “real” evolution.

We were surprised to see that a lot of the looks have continued relevance for today’s fashion scene. Check out the i-D website for more!

– Shanu Walpita


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