the i-D guide to contemporary fashion terminology

The ‘fashionista’ is long-since over and no one says ‘edgy’ anymore. So what are the new words and expressions tumbling from the lips of those in the know? Having consulted with some of our fashion friends, i-D brings you a selection of our current...
James Anderson

solange is right: music needs more diverse critical voices

In a series of tweets, the singer and label owner sounded off about race and the music industry, harkening back to observations she'd made in 2013 about narrow journalistic representations of R&B and hip-hop sounds. Three years on, we really need to...
Emily Manning

how sky ferreira channels kim gordon in new diiv track ‘blue boredom’

The alt-pop provocateur guests on her boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith’s eagerly anticipated sophomore DIIV record. Though the couple often draws Kurtney comparisons, here’s why their musical efforts are straight up Sonic Youth.
Emily Manning

2014, the year of... sexual fluidity

There’s no going forward without looking back, and as we gear up for a new year it’s worth reflecting on the highlights that made 2014 twelve months to remember. Here, Alice Pfeiffer explores how sexual preference has moved beyond gay, straight or bi...
Alice Pfeiffer

why we're still behind azealia banks

Broke With Expensive Taste, the debut album from the Harlem-born rapper, finally dropped last month after a lengthy delay but i-D thinks it was worth the wait. We ask if its time to start paying attention to Azealia Banks again...
Nick Levine

photographing imperfection for the digital generation

We used to fantasise about the inch perfect goddesses of the catwalks, but now we only have eyes for make-up free, gap-toothed real girls of the Tumblr aesthetic. i-D investigates how this happened...
Jane Helpern