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  • Ann Demeulemeester, on her new book and life after fashion

    On Saturday evening at Dover Street Market, Ann Demeulemeester launched her epic new book charting her collections from 1989 until her retirement in 2013. Patti Smith performed with PJ Harvey as Ann spoke to i-D about her newfound freedom.

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  • 42 years of The Alternative Miss World with Andrew Logan

    Back in the early 70s, artist Andrew Logan started throwing a party, called The Alternative Miss World. Derek Jarman entered the parade and rumour has it David Bowie tried to get in. This weekend, 42 years later and numerous Alternative Miss Worlds in between it returns to London's Shakespeare Globe to crown it's 13th winner for their most fantastical and imaginative creation. Princess Julia speaks to the shows founder, Andrew Logan…

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  • thomas tait was born to stand out

    Since graduating from the Central Saint Martin’s MA course in 2010 (the youngest student to do so ever!), Thomas Tait’s star has been in the ascendant, first winning the coveted Dorchester Collection Prize, and then scooping the life-changing LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. We meet the designer whose warehouse rave-shows are fast becoming the hot ticket of London fashion week!

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  • do what you love with maja cule

    Maja Cule’s new exhibition, ‘Facing the Same Direction’ at Arcadia Missa is her first solo show in the UK. It consists of a film, works spread across an adjacent wall, a sculpture and an edition of a book that consists of printed out on-line reviews of a biro. Underpinning the show by the New York-based, Croatian-born artist is an elegant unpicking of DWYL culture and a knowing manipulation of visual culture that’s been mediated through the internet and smartphones. We caught up with her as she was installing her exhibition...

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  • it's a boys own adventure with parka pioneer nigel cabourn

    The fashion industry is hardly starved of big characters, from the fabulous to the ludicrous, but there can be few bigger ones than Nigel Cabourn, a boundlessly energetic and enthusiastic 65-year-old who’s been doggedly pursuing his military and explorer aesthetic since the ‘70s. From his studio in Newcastle, he’s carved out a menswear niche (he added a womenswear line 18 months ago) that has made him a legend in Japan, where he first rose to prominence with Margaret Howell, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith in 1980s. i-D caught up with Cabourn at his first London store opening on Henrietta Street off Covent Garden, where he looked youthful and cute in his military wear and peak-flipped cap.

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  • our legacy’s london store launches

    Menswear brand Our Legacy (also worn by ladies) open their first store outside their native Sweden today, and London is the chosen spot. Little wonder, since the UK is their largest market, even outstripping Swedish sales. The line, which mixes the clean minimalism you’d expect from a Scandinavian label with flourishes of print and fascinating fabrics, is contemporary menswear at its best: quality design that isn’t beyond the reach of those of us who aren’t rolling in krona. On the eve of the launch (and just before their party at the Edition Hotel, with James Blake on the decks) i-D spoke with co-founder Jockum Hallin.

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  • GIF us a kiss as we fall in love with internet artist Margot Bowman

    Making the strange beautiful and the imagined real, internet artist Margot Bowman casts us under her spell with her wonderful web wizardry. Subverting digital elements of the every day - PDFs, browsers, emails from your gran- Margot breathes new life into the mundane, and confounds our expectations of the commonplace. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins a few years ago, Margot’s bestowed her magical powers upon brands such as Alexander McQueen, Costume National, the BFC, Diesel, and futuristic swimwear label Auria, while three years ago she joined forces with fellow web wizards Sean Frank and Jolyon Varley to found 15Folds, the digital art gallery dedicated to showing the world’s finest GIFs - a platform so fresh it’s been enlisted by the Serpentine Gallery as part of its annual Frieze Marathon, which this year centres around the theme of Extinction. We caught up with Margot to talk about the GIF that keeps on giving and why, when it comes to internet art, everythingissomamazing!

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  • james viscardi and the fashion of art

    Exhibition openings tend to be good places to do a bit of style-spotting. But New York-based artist James Viscardi’s new show at The Sunday Painter gallery in Peckham presents a world in which clothes are stretched not just around the bellies and backs of humans, but are draped over the rigid wooden frames that hang from the walls of the gallery. These garments are both hyper-real and ill-fitting; oversized costumes worn by bashful paintings, made by an artist intrigued by how and why we wear the clothes we do. Viscardi dresses like his paintings, or rather - his own canvasses bite his style. If, as he claims, clothing is both a means of image projection and a protective covering, why can’t an artwork demand the same privacy as a naked body?

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  • manchester united, bleached denim and action painting with korakrit arunanondchai

    Korakrit Arunanondchai is easily one of the most exciting and unique young artists working today. The Thai born and New York based painter, film maker and performance artist’s recent exhibition at Carlos/Ishikawa, 2557 (Painting With History In A Room Filled With Men With Funny Names 2) filled the gallery with mannequins adorned in Manchester United uniforms, bleached denim cushions, massage chairs, large scale expressionist action paintings and a film of him and his twin brother making a pilgrimage to Thailand’s White Temple.

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