how music and style magazines have shaped northern identity
Cop a look as we speak to Adam Murray and Lou Stoppard, curators of Somerset House’s brilliant North: Fashioning Identity exhibition, and premiere a short film exploring media representations of the north of England.
7 northern-raised designers on the power of their hometowns
The north’s influence on London Fashion Week and beyond.
“i’m over here doing my thing, you’re over there doing my thing” – noel gallagher on liam, scissors and his most joyful record yet
As i-D’s week exploring the north of England draws to a close, we meet Manchester’s most famous son to talk revolutionary new music, revolutionary old music and the small matter of the man he calls “the singer”.
meet the manchester queens who refuse to deny their radical political heritage
Politics doesn’t have to be a drag -- but maybe it should be.
every single manchester band ranked in order
Including a comprehensive playlist.
#tbt: alasdair mclellan captures agyness deyn at home in the north
As we continue to explore what it means to be northern in 2017, we throw back to May 2008 and Alasdair McLellan’s iconic story from The Agyness Deyn Issue No. 287. Oh Manchester, so much to answer for...
female football fans are just as fanatic as the lads
This zine proves it.
the fashion brands defining manchester’s urban music scene
Get to know the underground scene slowly working its way back into Manchester’s contemporary youth culture -- inspiring Skepta and connecting a new wave of predominantly POC musicians in the process.
forget the fake tan and falsies stereotypes - scouse style is varied and vibrant
One of the UK’s most loved designer stores is in Liverpool. Cricket's long been known as the north’s holy grail for fashion, a haven built on a love of people, laughs and glamour. We meet the brains behind those zebra print carrier bags. Howzat!
“it would take an artist to invent it” - how blackpool created one of the uk’s most exciting art scenes
Forget stripy deckchairs and sticks of rock! Blackpool is home to one of the country’s most exciting contemporary art scenes and you’re gonna wish you were here.
poems for bootle: looking to the past, present and future of the north
The fourth in our series of specially created projects from students at Manchester School of Art comes from Lauren Black, who takes inspiration from Roger McGough’s Poem for Bootle to create a personal view of the surroundings she grew up in.
homoelectric is manchester’s bespoke misfit paradise
Twenty years into its heritage, Manchester’s Homoelectric is enjoying a pleasing renaissance inside a three-storey Salford warehouse. Of course it is.
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