i-D magazine's celebrating its 30th Birthday this week with a 3 cover issue for pre-fall, fall and winter! Also referred to as THEN, NOW and NEXT. Featuring a trio of cover stars ( and i mean stars) Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell.
The issues will feature Nick Knight's 200 portraits project (which you may remember as a 17 day photoshoot from winter 2009) which took place at Somerset House, London and features many then now and next stars to celebrate the turn of the century. It includes The XX, Phoebe Philo, Sir Paul Smith, Florence Welch, Vivienne Westwood, Lara Stone, Pink and Gareth Pugh. All in black and white portraits!
“30 years – whoosh, more than an instant in i-D’s lifeline - it’s a generation. Three decades to be celebrated and contained in this special issue. The whole issue was created by Nick Knight 200 portraits that SHOWstudio made at the close of 2009 in Somerset House - once the home of British passports, now the central location for British Fashion Week. Nick’s celebration of identity was also a commemorative project inspired by the 5th birthday issue of i-D, where 100 portraits were featured in The Grown Up Issue. 25 years on, the gallery selection grew to 200. Happy birthday!” Terry Jones, Editor-in-Chief, i-D.
(Images from SHOWstudio)