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power to the party: meet the people who make afropunk so special

AFROPUNK festival offers a safe place for self-expression and self-celebration. Ahead of its second run in London this weekend, we spoke to AFROPUNK founder Matthew Morgan, and met the people who made the first UK event so memorable.
Lynette Nylander

jazzie b of soul II soul on returning to his roots

Jazzie B went from the sound systems of Finsbury Park to become a Grammy Award winning OBE. We met the i-D icon to discuss the origins of his sound.
Matthew Whitehouse

in 2016, staying silent is the secret to superstardom

The fact that we still don’t know a huge amount about some of the most famous people on the planet is thrilling. But is the perception more interesting than the reality?
Michael Cragg

how the shoppable runway is changing fashion

Why see-now, buy-now is ushering in a new, brilliant era for fashion.
Jack Sunnucks

it must be love

Step inside a pastel-colored dream as Dutch beauty and star of spring/summer 17's biggest shows, Marjan Jonkman, is shot by photographer Theo Sion and styled by Max Pearmain. Bonus points for those who spot the Charles and Diana keychain.
i-D Staff

the new york club kids keeping that fire burning

New York isn’t called the city that never sleeps for nothing. Meet the new gen kids, queers and queens keeping the dancefloor alive and the city kicking.
i-D Staff

the boy who fell to earth: asa butterfield is a child star turned superstar

Asa Butterfield reflects on a decade spent on the big screen as he moves out of his parents home, prepares to leave teenage life behind, and takes a starring turn in two of this fall's biggest blockbusters.
Felix Petty

grime i rep to the t, 140 i kept to the beat

'This Is Grime' is the definitive tome on the most exciting musical subculture to emerge from London in the 21st century. Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose reflect on the book’s magical year in the making.
Lynette Nylander

joe alwyn was destined to be a star

Plucked from obscurity to play the lead in Ang Lee’s new blockbuster 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,' meet the London lad about to hit the big time.
Paul Flynn

the collective leading moscow's creative rebirth

Russki Attrackion are a collective of Muscovite musicians, designers, and producers not just reinventing nightlife, but shifting the identity of Russian youth.
Anastasiia Fedorova

stranger things have happened: charlie heaton on finding fame

Following his breakout role in this year's biggest, strangest Netflix sensation, British actor Charlie Heaton discusses finding his inner self-belief.
Tish Weinstock

paint the town red with mica arganaraz and angelo pennetta

Smile, happy looks good on you. Follow Mica out on the town, as Julia Sarr-Jamois styles and Angelo Pennetta shoots the Argentinian beauty from bars to arcades, dusk 'til dawn.
i-D Staff