It’s time to GET ACTIVE! Clear out the cobwebs and spring-clean your mind, body and soul with an energising i-D workout. This issue, we scale mountains, run marathons, don lycra and flex our pecs. If you want the summer body you always dreamed of, get ready to break into a sweat. Now breathe.
The Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Issue reaches for the sky with rock climber and outdoor sports enthusiast Yvon Chouinard as he talks sustainability and political change. We square up for interviews with Great Britain’s buffest wrestlers and try to keep up with Y-3 ambassador Zinedine Zidane as he proves fashion and football are on the same side and places his bet for the World Cup. A host of photographers and stylists show their interpretations of Nike’s World Cup kits; Caryn Franklin discusses fashion’s body language; Kenneth Anger dispenses life lessons; model Liya Kebede talks walking in heels and determination; Rick Owens divulges his healthy living techniques; David LaChapelle talks sonar panels, recycled water and homegrown food; a host of unusual suspects share exercise tips and eating habits and we hang out with the Palace Wayward Boys Choir, the 21 man posse of skater boi’s keeping it real on the ramps of London. Brit girl-of-the-moment Gemma Arterton poses for Alasdair McLellan; Janeil stretches out her Amazonian limbs for Daniel Jackson, Miranda writhes in the landscape shot by Willy Vanderperre and Gisele talks labour contractions but shows no sign it in her toned portrait by Matt Jones. Moschino, Ralph Lauren and D&G talk us through their new collections and we scout out the cream of the crop from fashion’s newest blood.
Now catch your breath and get to the rest of it.
It’s summer so Let’s Get Physical!
Originally appeared in The Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Issue, Summer 2010
Text Sarah Raphael