Social Tribes

90s subcultures: where are they now?

What ever happened to the gabbers, the skinheads, the metalheads and the juggalos?
Benedetta Pini

throwback to 1987, when i-D presented six style tribes of the moment!

British paninari, cuties, metalists, westenders, goth chics and the brash pack: i-D's Pop Issue put a spotlight on the most influential subcultures of the 1980s!
i-D Staff

raw photographs from russia's emerging hip-hop subculture

Sonya Kydeeva directs her photographer’s gaze on the young people of Russia as they search for identity within the pulse of a rising scene.
J.L. Sirisuk

clubland: beauty and subculture through the ages

i-D presents Clubland, a new film directed by Mexican brothers Santiago and Mauricio Sierra, part of our Beautiful Collaborations project, made possible by Microsoft. The filmmaker duo, alongside visionary New York make-up artist Ralph Siciliano, take...
i-D Staff

the colorful activism of new york's most radical queers

The New York radical queers are creating a powerful community through progressive politics, community gardens, wild parties, and colorful performance.
Rory Satran

are music subcultures losing their definition?

​Today, the music we listen to no longer dictates the clothes we wear. In our consumer-driven, social-media obsessed society musical subcultures are in danger of losing both their definition and their ability to challenge the status quo. Tish Weinstock...
Tish Weinstock

the a-z of musical subcultures

From the daytimers to the fast chatters, the voguers and the wild ones, we pay our respects to the above and below scenes that have defined our musical landscape. Get ready to go deep.
Matthew Whitehouse

​sink the pink invite the freaks and the fabulous into their new romantic world

From fashion designers to Cambridge graduates, the Sink the Pink collective has rounded up everyone from the superfreaks to the superfabulous to create a New Romantic community that hasn’t been seen since the days of The Blitz Club.
Lewis Firth