i-D Magazine’s 25th Anniversary

Fashion and Textile Museum Celebrates i-D Magazine’s

25th Anniversary with Groundbreaking Exhibition

Open to Public: 14 October 2005

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 Textile Museum 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 eras that make up the magazine’s history.

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