i-D magazine definetely knows how to celebrate its 35th anniversary in style.
First we were revealed 18 different covers shot by a famous British photographer Alasdair McLellan featuring the established and emerging names in the fashion scene such as Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Natalie Westling, doing the signature i-D wink.
“To mark i-D’s 35-year history, we bring you what the magazine does best: a celebration of people, personalities and ideas from across the globe.”
Fans and collectors were tearing apart choosing the covers (I’m sure someone didn’t have to choose, but us mortals with limited budgets and rents to pay had to spend awhile deciding).
After the decisions were done i-D has surprised us once again.
They have asked 11 of the most famous designers to join the party by creating their own special covers. We can see a selfie inspired Alexander Wang cover, Choupette inspired cover by (of course!) Karl Lagerfeld, collage covers by Raf Simons and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, lemon face emoji by Phoebe Philo and more! Each version will be available in a limited run at Dover Street Market, colette, 10 Corso Como, SOTO Berlin, Palace and Supreme stores.
18 models + 11 designers = 29 collectible items presented by i-D in little over 2 weeks.
I have a feeling we are still missing 6 more surprise covers to get to 35 pieces marking their 35th anniversary. Hope it will be the Art edition.
I guess we will find out soon.