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Music

japanese punk band chai are redefining kawaii

The Tokyo band have grown tired of seeing beauty defined as 'long legs and big eyes.'
Nick Fulton
9.7.18
Fashion

raf simons wants us all to move on from our streetwear obsession

Have we reached peak graphic hoodie? The Belgian-born design genius returned to his second home — a Paris warehouse — to tempt us away from hoodies and T-shirts with his “DIY meets couture, punks meets new wave” youthful revolution.
Steve Salter
6.21.18
Culture

there's an alien punk romance movie and it's messy af (in a good way)

The new film 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' stars Elle Fanning as an alien and Nicole Kidman as a Vivienne Westwood-esqe punk. We speak to its brilliant director, John Cameron Mitchell, about not selling out.
Colin Crummy
5.11.18
Music

iceage is the danish band redefining punk

As the group prepares to release its fourth album, 'Beyondless,' i-D catches up with the band’s frontman, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, and finds him ready and willing to smash boring punk traditions to pieces.
Paul Flynn
5.3.18
Music

the coathangers are the all-female punk band that can't be stopped

The band announces their new album 'LIVE' and debuts the single, "Gettin' Mad and Pumpin' Iron" exclusively on i-D
Emily Kirkpatrick
4.3.18
Culture

the untold story of istanbul's 90s hardcore scene

While punk exploded in the west, a bloody Turkish coup resulted in a ten year time lag for the teenagers of Istanbul. Here, filmmaker Mu Tunç shares the incredible story of Turkey’s 90s hardcore scene.
Matthew Whitehouse
1.11.18
Hungary

raw photos of hungary's underground 80s punk scene

Photojournalist András Bánkuti captured Budapest's nascent punk community as it rose up under a totalitarian regime.
Sarah Moroz
12.12.17
punk

unforgettable portraits of young hardcore punks outside cbgb

In the early 1980s, Drew Carolan assisted Richard Avedon on his landmark project ‘In the American West.’ When Carolan returned to New York, he applied Avedon’s strategy to capture a new youth tribe on the edge.
Emily Manning
10.25.17
Culture

the secret history of new york’s punk graffiti artists

Hip-hop was the exclusive soundtrack to graffiti in the 1980s, right? Wrong. On the other side of the tracks, Sabbath-listening, CBGB-frequenting punks of NYC’s hardcore scene were developing an inimitable style of their own.
Matthew Whitehouse
8.22.17
Music

this new book examines new york's early-aughts music scene

"Meet Me in the Bathroom" is an oral history of the last true rock'n’roll music scene – New York 2001-2010.
Kate Hutchinson
8.8.17
Culture

photographing the surprising intricacy of punk hairstyles

Derek Ridgers started taking portraits at London punk clubs after realizing the kids looked more interesting than the bands. As he shares the most iconic snaps from his archive, he tells i-D about counterculture hairstyles and why young people are just...
Hannah Ongley
6.23.17
beauty

geometric buzz cuts and colorful hair tattoos inspired by 90s punk culture

Hairstylist Janine Ker remakes retro trends with razors and rainbows.
Zio Baritaux
6.21.17