How Patrick Kelly became the first American designer to make it in Paris
With his witty subversions of racist symbols and impossibly elegant silhouettes, Patrick Kelly set a precedent for authentically Black fashion expression.
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How designer Willi Smith originated the street and high fashion crossover
The father of 'street couture' created the paths that Telfar, Eckhaus Latta and Virgil Abloh now walk. His is a chapter of fashion history you need to know.
How the naked dress took over the world
From the Venus de Milo to Carrie Bradshaw and Cher, we chart the complex history of the statement-making, oxymoronic garment.
Exploring the complex history of the kimono
From 16th century Kyoto to 19th century Paris to the modern catwalk, we explore how the archetypal Japanese garment has evolved and been co-opted over the years.
a brief history of kids on the catwalk
What's behind this season's youngest trend?
a sexual history of bandanas
Maggie Lange remembers the time she almost wore one as a top, and explores the accessory's past as a signal to potential partners.
the scandalous story of jacques de bascher, karl lagerfeld’s former boyfriend
A new biography shines a spotlight on the man who seduced Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld, among many other worldly Parisians.
pantashoes: the origins of demna gvasalia's franken-fashion statement
What appears to be an outlandish invention on the Balenciaga runway has deep roots in fashion history.
historic london fashion week shows you need to see
Sit back, relax, and take in the decadence and glamour of some of London's most seminal fashion brands in the 80s and 90s.
introducing new zealand fashion
To celebrate the launch of i-D New Zealand, we consider the meteoric rise of our small nation’s unique fashion scene. Sure we joined the international fashion arena a few centuries late, but now our Kiwi designers are competing with the world’s best.