Weird underwear and naked Barcelona: what i-D loved this week

Spent all week on the post-lockdown piss up? Here’s your chance to catch up on five unmissable stories.

by Douglas Greenwood
16 April 2021, 1:33pm

Photography Leo Adef

In i-D Loves, we look back upon the last seven days in our calendar and pinpoint the pieces that best represent the current moment. No matter what you're in the mood for this weekend — TikTok kids turned rockstars or toothbrush selfies — we've got you covered. Here's what i-D loved this week.

Heatherette is still hot in 2021

There is nothing more fashionable right now than whatever we consider ‘naff’. That’s a trend Heatherette celebrated in the early 2000s, with models like Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith pictured wearing their hot pink halter neck dresses and giraffe print numbers on the runway. Writer Bailey Slater explores the queer subtext of the distinctly NYC brand and its illustrious, ever-relevant history in this piece

Lingerie that celebrates weirdness 

As the definitions of beauty and sexiness blur, so too do our perceptions of the garments that accentuate them. Take lingerie, for example. The shapes of Victoria’s Secret underwear are no longer the be-all and end-all of what people want; a new wave of game-changing designers are filling that void. Meet them all here

TikTok royalty-turned-rockstar LilHuddy talks

LilHuddy, he of TikTok viral fame, has made a seamless pivot to music, making wild punk-rock-pop with Machine Gun Kelly. In one of his first music interviews, the star (real name Chase Hudson) talks about blowing up during a pandemic, and how he, still a teenager, is still grappling with fame. See the photos and read the story here.

Why do we stan the toothbrush selfie?

Instagram has eaten itself and we no longer yearn to look like hyper-perfected versions of who we want to be. Instead, shitposting and mundanity is in. Part of that new movement sees us documenting everyday routines for our followers, like brushing our teeth. Kaia Gerber is doing it; maybe you should too. Read why here.

Nude bodies and raves in Barcelona’s queer scene

If you, like many of us, are missing the smelly Matrix raves of pre-COVID times, then perhaps Leo Adef’s sexy and liberating shots of queer Barcelona will bring you back to a time when snogging a stranger wasn’t quite so dangerous? In their new book WARP, you’ll find four years’ worth of images that capture every facet of LGBTQ+ life in Spain’s most liberating city. Catch a preview here

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