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Groundbreaking exhibition!

May 23, 2024 - May 23, 2024   

i-D at Fashion and Textile Museum…





Fashion and Textile Museum Celebrates i-D Magazine’s

25th Anniversary with Groundbreaking Exhibition


Open to Public: 14 October 2005

Private View: 13 October 2005 7pm

Press View: 13 October 1-3pm


2005 marks the 25th anniversary of i-D Magazine. To celebrate, the Fashion and Textile Museum is proud to announce the forthcoming launch of an ambitious and comprehensive touring exhibition directed and curated by Terry Jones, the magazine’s founder, creative director and editor-in-chief. 


The exhibition will visit Paris, Tokyo, New York, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Beijing throughout 2006 and encompass five decades of cutting-edge creativity traced through i-D’s rich archive, from its beginnings in 1980 to the present day. Reinforcing the magazine’s position as the founder of all style magazines, it will also capture the essence of i-D, whose premise from its conception has been to empower people to express their own ideas and their individual identity.


“The revolutionary aesthetic and philosophy of i-D Magazine have provided us with a bold monitor of our times”says Gity Monsef, Creative Director of FTM.  “The Fashion and TextileMuseum is proud to be collaborating with i-D for this seminal exhibition which will chart the 25-year history of our most visionary style publication.”


The exhibition will use ‘identity’ as a central theme and explore this concept in its myriad of forms. Appealing to all five senses on a multi-dimensional level, it will do so with the use of still images, short films, 3-D sound, graphics and scent. Soundtracks featuring music and voices from around the world will form part of the installation, whilst perfumers from Symrise Inc. will work with i-D’s scent curators to create unique fragrances that epitomise the five year eras that make up the magazine’s history.


As a multi-sensory experience, the exhibition aims to take the magazine into a further dimension and allow the viewer to travel interactively through the world of i-D, starting with its first straight ups and moving on to newly commissioned works which focus on a new generation of talent who are transcending artistic boundaries and realising new standards in their respective creative fields. The exhibition is focused both on celebrating i-D’s retrospective past as well as setting the path for the magazine’s next exciting chapter, illustrating Jones’ belief that “[i-D’s] past is the foundation for our future”. The result will be an empowering and diverse collection of individual voices and









expressions, but also a collective ideology and vision which will highlight key progressive moments in popular culture over the past quarter of a century.  Over 100 past and current luminaries from all sides of the creative spectrum have been approached to contribute to this project. The list includes photographers, musicians, writers, artists, stylists and designers.


Names include: Agnes b, Alasdair McLellan, Alex McDowell, Anette Aurell, Caryn Franklin, Corinne Day, Craig McDean, David Bailey, David LaChapelle, David Sims, Edward Enninful, Havana Laffitte, Hussein Chalayan, Ellen Von Unwerth, Frederic Sanchez, James Lavelle, Jane How, Jason Evans, Judy Blame, Juergen Teller, Kanako B. Koga, Karl Plewka, Kate Moss, Kirsten Owen, Mana Bernardes, Mario Sorrenti, Mark Anthony, Mark Borthwick, Mark Lebon, Matt Jones, Max Vadukul, Michael Kopelman, Nick Knight, Olafur Eliasson, Olivier Rizzo, Pam Hogg, Pat McGrath, Patti Wilson, Paolo Roversi, Ray Petri, Richard Burbridge, Sean Ellis, Shannon Plumb, Simon Foxton, Stephen Jones, Steven Klein, Takay, Terry Richardson, Thunska Pansittivorakul, Tracey Emin, Vanina Sorrenti, Venetia Scott, Willy Vanderpere and Wolfgang Tillmans


Stay tuned for the Fashion and TextileMuseum’s popular series of talks and workshops based on the theme of ‘i-Dentity’.


For further information and images please contact:

Michelle Arnusch on 020 7407 8664 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Fashion and TextileMuseum,

83 Bermondsey Street

, SE1

Tickets: Adults £5; Concessions £3; Family Ticket £13

Opening Times: 10.00 – 16.00 Last admission 15.30

Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

Public Information: 44 [0] 20 7407 8664

W ftmlondon.org


i-D magazine,

124 Tabernacle Street

London EC2A 4SA

T 00 44 [0] 20 7490 9710

F 00 44 [0] 20 7251 2225

W i-dmagazine.com






i-Dentity is kindly supported by Symrise, agnès b and The Arts Council. For all updates and touring information, please log on to www.i-dmagazine.com



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