the north

Culture

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.
Matthew Whitehouse
12.20.17
the north

7 northern-raised designers on the power of their hometowns

The north’s influence on London Fashion Week and beyond.
Steve Salter
11.10.17
the north

“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”.
Matthew Whitehouse
11.10.17
the north

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.
Michael Rose
11.10.17
the north

every single manchester band ranked in order

Including a comprehensive playlist.
Felix Petty
11.10.17
Fashion

#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...
i-D Staff
11.9.17
Football

female football fans are just as fanatic as the lads

This zine proves it.
Georgie Wright
11.9.17
Fashion

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.
Kamila Rymajdo
11.9.17
the north

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!
Bojana Kozarevic
11.9.17
the north

“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.
Kamila Rymajdo
11.9.17
the north

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.
Lauren Black
11.9.17
the north

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.
Paul Flynn
11.8.17