Photography Mario Sorrenti

Introducing i-D's Out Of The Blue Issue

This extra special edition of i-D features Kim Kardashian, Nas, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Lil Baby and more, with thanks to Tiffany & Co.

by Alastair McKimm
17 December 2021, 5:00pm

Photography Mario Sorrenti

Out Of The Blue, an extra special edition of i-D! In addition to our four quarterly publications for 2021 we’ve added a surprise issue packed full of 2021’s most important and exciting talent, all thanks to our partners at Tiffany & Co.

The issue is fronted by none other than Kim Kardashian West, shot by Mario Sorrenti and in conversation with playwright Jeremy O. Harris, Kim reflects on her momentous 2021, from the Met Gala to her continuing adventures in law school.

The issue is a tribute to future icons and current stars and the most legendary names across fashion, music and art. A wide ranging portfolio lensed by Mario Sorrenti is at the centre of the issue; taking in the legendary Nas, alongside modern hip-hop icons Young Thug and A$AP Ferg, and maybe the biggest and best young rapper right now, Lil Baby.

Skateboarder Tyshawn Jones makes his return to the pages of i-D too, starring on his second cover, alongside the incredible Imaan Hammam. New face Devyn Garcia has captured our imaginations after a breakout season, and talks to Paloma Elsesser about making her way in the fashion industry.

Another breakout star this season was Peter Do, who made his runway debut during New York Fashion Week and wowed us all with his talent and maturity. Elsewhere we have fashion stories from Amy Troost, Stef Mitchell, Sharif Hamza and Bibi Borthwick, and we speak to fashion icons Marc Jacobs, Angelo Baque and A$AP Nast.

Finally we have an incredible new body of work from Nick Waplington, who travelled from Los Angeles to New York to London to capture some of the most incredible artists working today, shooting everyone from Paul McCarthy to Catherine Opie.

This issue is rounded out by Helmut Lang, our artist in residence, who presents a new version of his work ‘something to think about’, a cascade of blackness to fade the issue out.

On behalf of all of us at i-D, I’d personally like to thank Alexandre Arnault, Ruba Abu-Nimah and Nikoloz Makhatadze for their trust, support and vision on this incredible project.

Alastair McKimm

Editor-in-Chief i-D

With thanks to Tiffany & Co.