“My clothes offer choice in an age of conformity. They’re ultra feminine and promote feminine power instead of trying to look mannish. I think that women should be women and seduction is part of it.” Vivienne Westwood.
This Christmas, i-D teamed with Taschen, the leading publisher of art, architecture and design, to present i-D Designer Monographs, a series of large scale books celebrating the life and careers of our favourite fashion designers. First up in the series are Vivienne Westwood, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto. Here we offer a first look insi-De and outsi-De the Vivienne monograph. Rei and Yohji to come!
i-D was the first magazine in the world to interview Vivienne Westwood, the Queen of the British avant-garde. From her early punk beginnings in the 80s, to her belief that fashion can make an environmental and political statement, Vivienne is as much loved by fashion fans discovering her for the first time as those who have followed her career since the start. In the book, we follow her career through the i-D archives – including photography from Juergen Teller, Nick Knight, Mark Lebon, Walter Pfeiffer and Sølve Sundsbø, together with interviews by Caroline Baker, Caryn Franklin, Ben Reardon and Terry Jones – to offer a unique insight into one of the most original and influential designers working in Britain today.
Front Cover: Photography Paola Kudacki, Styling Havana Laffitte, i-D, The Back to the Future Issue, Winter 2010
Back cover: Photography Norma Moreceau, Styling Vivienne Westwood, i-D, The Location Issue, April 2004