The Just Kids Issue is available to buy from i-D online here and on newsstands now.
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In The Just Kids Issue, artist Matthew Stone shares his manifesto on the importance of optimism and, above all, love. In our packed Pre-Fall edition his manifesto is accompanied by a series of images portraying his creative joie de vivre, featuring a series of models and performers wearing AW12 finery, styled by Matthew Josephs. Here we slip behind-the-scenes and gain an insight into Matthew at work as he simultaneously shoots for The Just Kids Issue and for a forthcoming short for Channel 4′s Random Acts series. In the wise words of Matthew himself, remember
From left. Cover: Twigs wears jumper and blouse Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Look two: Simon wears shirt, T-shirt and earrings Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Head piece Matthew Stone. Grill stylist’s own. Look three: Twigs wears shirt, bra and jacket Meadham Kirchhoff. Shirt Diesel. Watch Swatch. Chain and ring Matthew Stone. Look four: Hadleigh wears boxers Tezenis. Trousers Astrid Andersen. Chain Matthew Stone. Bandanna stylist’s own. Socks and shoes Nike. Jordan wears trousers and top Astrid Andersen. Jacket Meadham Kirchhoff. Boxers Tezenis. Bandanna stylist’s own. Socks and shoes Nike. Julia wears dress, belt and shoes Gucci. Chain Matthew Stone. Afro combs Nasir Mazhar. Chris wears jumper, kilt, leggings and trainers Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Backpack Nasir Mazhar. Socks Uniqlo.