A few weeks ago I bought this 1987 issue of i-D on eBay and it is GLORIOUS. It's amazing to see i-D in its earlier years (this is the 50th issue, I think we're now up to 305 or so?) while it was still defining a style that's very Buffalo, very The Face, very i-D...very London in the 80's, basically. Oh, and add Vivienne Westwood to all that? So great. And Nick Knight? STOP IT.
I have more spreads up here but these are my *favorites*. (and I apologize for the crappy lighting..stupid winter light getting all DARK, all the TIME. PS I need a scanner.)
Most of these speak for themselves but your slices of heaven will occasionally be interrupted by diofahighrgare-ing and references that only make sense in the interrupter's head.
I HIGHLY suggest clicking on all the above photos and then "All Sizes" on their Flickr pages and then fully observing EVERY PHOTO. A billion covers and spreads from the first issues of i-D, do itttt.
Aha! LOOT! Get it? Like a pirate might say? Like a, oh, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD pirate might say? Go Sarah Stockbridge. And GO 80'S WESTWOOD DAMNNNN.
Who are these amazing people? Can I please be their friends? They are all middle-aged now but I don't care?
Anyway, wasn't that beautiful. At this time i-D was definitely more directed for teenagers and twenty-somethings and I wonder how the shift towards a more fashion (not style) oriented aesthetic came about. The ads in this issue are for things like watches, Benetton sweaters, and college application help programs; the ads now are for Chanel and Gucci and whatnot. I don't have a problem with it, because i-D is really great as more of a fashion magazine, and I can't even picture this street style/teenage stuff working today anyways, especially not with this DIGITAL REVOLUTION!. So this paragraph was kind of pointless, but whatevs. THOUGHTS and all that.