i-Dhttps://i-d.vice.com/en_auRSS feed for https://i-d.vice.comenWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:33:15 +0000<![CDATA[daria kobayashi ritch's year in photos]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/wj3pxb/daria-kobayashi-ritchs-year-in-photosWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:33:15 +0000 We asked a handful of our favourite photographers to look back at 2018 and remember it through the photographs they took. From i-D contributions to personal pictures of friends, family and strangers on the street, this is Daria Kobayashi Ritch: My Year in Photos.

Daria Kobayashi Ritch may have only been working as a fashion photographer professionally for little over three years, but the Malibu native has already amassed an impressive portfolio of celebs, campaigns and cover. For i-D she's turned her lens to Chanté Adams, Miles Heizer, Laura Harrier, as well as mother-daughter Kim and Coco Gordon. This year alone, she's shot Solange, Amandla Stenberg and Troye Sivan and contributed to titles like L'Officiel, Wonderland and Man About Town.

a model

This was from one of two shoots I did during my 48-hours in New York. Planned the night before, I shot Unia the morning of my flight.


Photography Daria Kobayashi Ritch

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[fashion icon jonah hill announces his next project is in clothing]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/xwjmy3/fashion-icon-jonah-hill-announces-his-next-project-is-in-clothingWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:31:48 +0000 Mid90s director Jonah Hill has come a long way from his Superbad-era looks, and his style evolution has not only been highly documented by i-D, but also by an entire Instagram account dedicated to his streetwear looks (@jonahfits). The scumbro king knows his sartorial choices won’t go unnoticed, and it looks like the actor is finally officially leaning into his fashion icon status. While speaking at a GQ LIVE even in Los Angeles, on a panel with his Mid90s cast (including Sunny Suljic and Ryder McLaughlin), he told moderator Zach Baron, “All I will say is my next endeavor is in clothing.”

Jonah’s starred in a number of Palace promos and made the sweetest zine, so we’re not totally surprised by this news. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t excited. More recently, Jonah’s turned in his torn tie dye tees for more minimalist, dark colored director duds while promoting Mid90s. Fear not. Apparently, Jonah’s been on a “style cleanse,” and he told his fans all about that, too. “It’s nice to have a similar outfit on press tours so you always know what you’re wearing and don’t have to plan out, like, thousands of outfits” he said.

This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[meet the next generation of mexican designers]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/3k9vx8/cedim-monterrey-fashion-show-studentsWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:31:19 +0000This article originally appeared on i-D ES

At the end of November, Monterrey's School of Design, aka CEDIM, presented the work of its seventh semester Fashion Design students with a catwalk titled INFRARROJO (infrared in Spanish).

"INFRARROJO is a celebration of creative diversity; a way of bringing fashion, music and culture together in the same space. We wanted to showcase this collection of fifteen pieces that shows the process that fashion students went through in their exploration of the themes of power and submission; noise and silence; heaviness and lightness; movement and stasis," says Carolina Almaguer, who is part of the university's teaching team. "This is the beginning of a new era in CEDIM, which seeks to plan the future of Mexican design and present our up-and-coming designers as the great fashion entrepreneurs of the future."

i-D was backstage at the event, check out the work of some of the students in the photos below:

estudiantes CEDIM
By Yael Villarreal


Photography Minerva Hernández

Thanks to Amanda Cantú De León and Carolina Almaguer for all their help.

This article originally appeared on i-D ES.

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<![CDATA[a photographic story of a family's journey from sudan to tel aviv as refugees ]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/43pawj/photography-regfugees-south-sudan-israelWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:26:51 +0000Alen Godin left Sudan with his parents when he was just five years old, fleeing the Second Civil War as refugees. They ended up in Israel, where Alen’s younger brothers — Jock, Ashol and Yonantan were born. They are captured here by photographer Dudi Hanson, on Jaffa Beach in Tel Aviv. “I want these images to their bond as a strong family, and for others to see their dreams and hopes for a solid place that they can call home,” Dudi says of the brothers. “Refugees in Israel don't have any rights, the government doesn’t recognise them. when they get sick they can't see a doctor. At any second they are at risk of being exiled back to their family’s country. Alen’s father wast already sent from Israel back to Sudan.” We spoke to 18-year-old Alen about the difficulties he and family face, and his hopes for the future.



Photography Dudi Hasson
Styling Shay Lee Nissim
Thanks to Alan Godin, Jock Godin, Ashol Godin and Yonantan Godin

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[inside pansy, the men’s magazine challenging masculinity]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/wj379b/pansy-magazine-interviewWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:25:38 +0000Pearl earrings, pink blush and dewy skin aren’t what you’d expect to see inside a men’s magazine, but for the newly launched publication Pansy, that is exactly the point. “Pansy is about progressive, out-there, cheeky imagery that pokes-fun at the idea of manliness and macho masculinity,” says the 23-year-old founder and editor Michael Oliver Love. “It’s both playful and powerful.” The 100-page first issue features dozens of such editorials: lithe men with impossible cheekbones flaunt pink leggings with high heels, sculptural earrings and floral hats, or glittering jumpsuits in a field of fluffy llamas. “Through this imagery, [we’re presenting] a fresh masculinity, one that is not bound by your typical societal norms,” Love says in the following interview with i-D. “It’s very deep but it’s also very cute.”

Where did you grow up and what was it like there?
I grew up in a quaint little beach town filled with married couples and retirement villages. While I’m sure it’s a lovely place to retire, it’s a bit backwards and conservative for a queer child to grow up in. It’s the age-old tale of the small town logic and problematic ideas that so many of us run away from.

At what age did you come out? What was that experience like?
I came out, well, technically was forced out the closet when I was 17 years old. Long story short, my little brother had borrowed my camera, which contained some cheeky photos of myself and my then-boyfriend, which made their way to my parents, who then came to me. How fun! Getting to that moment where it was all out in the open was a long, conflicted journey filled with hidden rooftop dates, religious intervention and inner-turmoil. But the supposed nightmare of having my parents know “the tea" did not turn out that way. They were very supportive and loving and have never made me feel like anything abnormal. So I am very grateful for the experience I had, as I know not everyone is so lucky.

Pansy Magazine

This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[it's official: movies with women in lead roles make more money at the box office ]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/wj3be5/its-official-movies-with-women-in-lead-roles-make-more-money-at-the-box-officeWed, 12 Dec 2018 21:24:24 +0000For some reason, a myth has always existed in Hollywood that’s told us -- the audiences -- that female-led films just don’t make as much money as their male-led counterparts. That’s why, according to the myth, we have to endure endless indie flicks about floppy haired, white, sad boys trying to find themselves to a soundtrack almost exclusively populated by The Moldy Peaches, or blockbuster film franchises about men with veiny skin who can fly or fight robots or some bullshit and are always called Chris. Anyway, a new study has found that the myth is just that, and that films which feature women in lead roles actually make more money at the box office. We’re saved!

New research from tech company Shift7 and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) found that female-led films outperform films led by men, with women-fronted movies making an average of $318 million, compared to $243 million in male-led films. The study, reported by Deadline, analysed 350 films which were released between January 2014 and December 2017, of which 105 were female led. For blockbuster movies, the gender disparity was even greater -- with women-led movies outperforming their male counterparts in films with a budget of over $100 million by a massive $72 million.

Speaking about the results of the study, CAA researcher Christy Haubegger explained “we found the data does not support the assumption [that female-led films don’t make money].” “Women comprise half the box office, yet there has been an assumption in the industry that female-led films were generally less successful,” Christy said in a statement.

The research also assessed the commercial impact of the Bechdel Test -- which measures the representation of women in film by assessing whether a movie includes multiple female characters who speak together on screen about something other than men -- and found that this too, helped a film’s box office performance. In fact, since 2012, every film which made over $1 billion at the box office has passed the Bechdel Test.

While it’s true that this one study won’t singlehandedly help with the film industry’s chronic diversity problem, if it contributes in any way then that can only be a good thing. If audiences are paying good money to watch films which aren’t about white men and their struggles, then movie execs and studios have no excuse for not elevating other voices and their stories. “This is powerful proof that audiences want to see everyone represented on screen,” said Amy Pascal, member of CAA and former chairperson of Sony Pictures. “Decision-makers in Hollywood need to pay attention to this.”

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[activists tell us their advice on how to save the world in 2019]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/9k4gz8/activists-environment-climate-change-2019Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:23:36 +00002018 was really a year of two halves. Of pros and cons, if you will. On the one hand, we experienced one of the most beautiful, sweltering, sunny summers in recent memory. Lidos and beaches across the country were constantly chocca with happy sunburnt people in shorts and crop tops, and we scarcely went five minutes without a craving a Magnum. On the other hand though, the uncharacteristically beautiful weather we got to enjoy hammered home the inevitability and the danger of climate change and global warming.

Sorry to bring down your memories of a lovely summer, but it’s true. In fact, this year researchers presented us all with the sobering fact that we only have 12 years (11 years as of 2019) to reverse the environmental damage we’re doing to the planet. Or else.

It’s easy to get disheartened and depressed at such a heavy warning, but the death of the planet is not a done deal just yet. In fact there are plenty of ways we can try to undo the bad stuff and make positive changes for the years ahead. i-D asked six activists for a selection of the most positive, achievable improvements we can make in our own lives to support environmental change. Read on and heed their words. For the sake of the Earth!

Bonnie Wright
Actress turned activist Bonnie Wright has dedicated herself to eliminating our over-reliance on single use plastic and plastic packaging. Here, she tells i-D why it’s so important.

I have been trying to reduce my reliance on single-use plastics and packaging overall, as I believe that these seemingly small choices can significantly lower my impact on the home I want to protect. This endeavour has changed the way I look at consumption and led me to be more mindful of the full lifecycle of everything I interact with. Where did it come from, whose labour brought it into my possession and where will it go once I'm done with it?

I've noticed that we like to classify something as dirty as soon as we can, so that we can get rid of it and declutter our lives. By giving products this incredibly short life span we are destroying our waters, our air, our earth and in the end, our own health. The rubbish bin is sadly not a Mary Poppins bag of limitless abilities, and what we throw into it has to go somewhere. It is time we take ownership of what we decide to consume and be responsible for what happens to it after we use it. Did we even need it in the first place?

Take one step at a time -- buy a reusable water bottle, bring your lunch to work, buy whole fruits and veg rather than pre-package -- and don’t get overwhelmed. One will lead to the next and expand your awareness of how much packaging you can easily avoid. We can all do our little bit and these small choices will be seen. Yes, we live in a consumer society but that makes us, as the consumers, the ones with the power. By making single-use packaging uncool, the big corporations will have to use their money and resources to think of more sustainable materials to package goods. We are either creating the pollution or being the solution.


Laura Callan
Laura founded and runs Bright Zine , a quarterly ethical lifestyle magazine with a focus on ethical culture and community, conversation sparking op-eds and a celebration of art and creativity.

The first and most important step is to educate ourselves. Once we discover what’s really happening to our world, we become inspired to change, we find our ‘why’. Once we know and we care, we can then be more mindful in all our choices as we move forward. In terms of the environment and the future of the planet, the best and most impactful small step anyone can take is to start reducing and eliminating animal products from their diet. We are wasting so many of the planet’s resources on feeding animals that will then be killed for food, and frankly we just don’t have the resources or the land to waste.

People need to value themselves and realise their power more. We’re made to think that we’re just tiny specs or cogs in a machine when actually we are the 98%. If you think about it, I went vegan, some other people went vegan, and then some more people went vegan, so many that now we can get vegan food in high street eateries, supermarkets, fine dining restaurants, almost everywhere. Vegan signs are now in the windows of most places on the high street, and what a huge change that is from 10 years ago. And that’s all because of the beliefs, actions and buying behaviours of multiple individuals. At the same time though, we do need to pay attention to these huge global corporations and use our voices to put pressure on them to make changes too. They will listen to our buying behaviours, but with the terrifying and ever-increasing threat to our environment we need to do more than just change our consumption habits.

Youth voices are so important because young people are the ones that are going to have to clean up this mess. I’m hopeful for our generation and those coming up -- they’re paying attention, and that’s inspiring to see.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[six female-directed films to look forward to in 2019]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/zmdgd8/female-directed-films-released-2019Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:28:54 +0000Earlier this year a report analysing a decade of the film industry from 2007–2017 found that just four percent of the era's top grossing films were directed by women. While it's still too soon to tell if 2018 saw a change in these statistics, it's not too soon to look forward at what's next. With 2019 just around the corner and a new crop of films heading our way we decided to spotlight just a few of the female-directed titles that we're already excited to see and support.

The Nightingale by Jennifer Kent
Director Jennifer Kent follows up her indie horror hit The Babadook with The Nightingale, a gruesome revenge thriller set in Australia’s colonial era. It follows Claire, a young Irish convict chasing a British officer through rugged wilderness, hellbent on revenge for a terrible act of violence. The Nightingale premiered at the Venice Film Festival this year where it picked up both the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni prize for an emerging young actor for Baykali Ganambarr, a young Indigenous dancer who had never acted before starring in the film. It’ll show at the Sundance Film Festival in January where we expect to hear more news about a wider release.

Honey Boy by Alma Har’el
Alma Har’el had the daunting task of directing this project, a semi-autobiographical film written-by and starring Shia LaBeouf. Honey Boy dramatises the story of Shia's life as a child TV star as he tries to mend his contentious relationship with his ex-rodeo clown father over the course of a decade. Shia will act in the film as his father while Lucas Hedges will star as one version of young Shia. It’ll premiere at Sundance in January.

The Turning by Floria Sigismondi
Over the last few years a new crop of filmmakers have turned horror into one of cinema’s smartest genres, and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change anytime soon. Next year we’ll get The Turning a reimagining of of Henry James’ horror novella The Turn of the Screw directed by Floria Sigismondi, who’s previously worked on commercials with Gucci and music videos for David Bowie. Her adaptation will star Mackenzie Davis as a young governess hired by a man to take care of his niece and nephew after their parents death, with Brooklynn Prince and Finn Wolfhard playing the children. Floria has previously stated her film will be a reimagining set in the 90s and will “play around with the music” so get ready for this one to be just as strange as it is spooky. It’s expected to release around March 2019.

The Farewell by Lulu Wang
Hot off the back of breakout supporting roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, Awkwafina takes the lead in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell. She’ll star as Billi, a headstrong Chinese-American woman who returns to China upon discovering her beloved grandma has a terminal diagnosis. The twist to the story is that while Billi and her family know about the illness they’ve decided to hide that fact from Billi’s grandmother. This true story is based on Lulu Wang’s own life, which she previously wrote and narrated for an episode of This American Life in 2016. Now she’s turned the story into a feature length family comedy that we can expect in mid-to-late 2019.

Hala by Minhal Baig
Back in 2016 Minhal Baig made Hala as a short film called in order to get financing for a feature length version — and it worked. Set to premiere at Sundance in January, the film follows a Muslim teenager as she deals with the unravelling of her family as she comes into her own. Minhal wrote the script for the film partly based on her own life growing up in Chicago as the child of Pakistani immigrants. Hopefully it gets picked up at Sundance and we’ll know more about wider release then.

Little Women by Greta Gerwig
It should really come as no surprise that this is on our list; this film is like a fan fiction article come to life. When Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep and, of course, Timothée Chalamet all joined Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women, we all became deeply invested. Her version of the film will focus on the second half of the classic American novel, when the March sisters begin their lives as young adults after leaving home. Filming took place this year but we’ll have to wait patiently until the end of 2019 to see Timothée in his 1800s costume.

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<![CDATA[david uzochukwu's year in photos]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/pa5zgb/david-uzochukwus-year-in-photosTue, 11 Dec 2018 22:37:53 +0000We asked a handful of our favourite photographers to look back at 2018 and remember it through the photographs they took. From i-D contributions to personal pictures of friends, family and strangers on the street, this is David Uzochukwu: My Year in Photos.

Defined by a dichotomy of sensitivity and grandeur, Austrian-Nigerian photographer David Uzochukwu's self-portraits are at once vulnerable and powerful, a delicate body often contorted into uncomfortable shapes and formations or submerged in water, while his editorial and commercial work has artfully retained this spectacle and immensity, with no compromise on style. Exhibiting in numerous group shows and featured by fashion publications like Vogue Italia, Numéro and W, Uzochukwu has developed an impressive body of work and won legions of fans online.

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I turn twenty this month, and celebrate the last weeks of being a teenager by making up for what I missed the two past months -- meeting friends, making work, reading. Planning new adventures.


Photography David Uzochukwu

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[netflix's new documentary goes behind the scenes of fyre festival]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/zmdg9e/netflixs-new-documentary-goes-behind-the-scenes-of-fyre-festivalTue, 11 Dec 2018 22:31:33 +0000Remember when Billy McFarland and Ja Rule were going to host the “cultural experience of the decade”? Fyre Festival was supposed to be the greatest music festival of all time, according to influencers like Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner. But instead attendees, who were promised a luxurious getaway on a private island in the Bahamas, with performances by Migos and Skepta, turned up to find mattresses strewn all over the sand and the saddest cheese sandwiches we’ve ever seen. Well, Netflix just released the trailer for their documentary about the whole dramatic affair, calling it the “greatest party that never happened,” and it looks juicy as hell. There’s even first-hand footage from the festival-goers themselves, who paid up to $14k for tickets. The documentary directed by Chris Smith premieres on January 19, but gear up for the full length with the trailer below.

This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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