'i-D' Magazine Taps Rihanna to Co-Curate Its 40th Anniversary Issue Dubbed "Rihannazine"
Featuring 43 leading women handpicked by the superstar.
In celebration of i-D‘s 40th anniversary, the magazine has collaborated with singer and business mogul, Rihanna, on its limited-edition zine. Titled “Rihannazine,” the print issue features 43 talented, inspiring women across the fields of fashion, art, activism and culture handpicked by the global superstar herself.
Shot by world-renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti, “Rihannazine” features familiar faces including BFA’s 2019 Model of the Year Adut Akech, model and founder of Gurls Talk – Adwoa Aboah, Anok Yai, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, model and body advocate Paloma Elsesser and Ugbad Abdi. Rising actress and star of HBO’s Euphoria, Alexa Demie has also been chosen to be featured in this issue, as well as choreographer, director and artist Parris Goebel. Additionally, the 144-page zine spotlights Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, along with activist and founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke.
“For me, this very special issue of i-D represents change and culture,” said Rihanna. “It is dedicated to some of the people who are progressively reshaping the communities across fashion, music, art, and activism – creating a more inclusive and diverse future.” Alastair McKimm, Editor-in-Chief of i-D adds:
“Reaching this milestone deserved something monumental. Something we’ve never done before in our 40 year history. And who better to collaborate with on this special edition than the woman who embodies charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent? A woman who is a voice for change, inclusivity, authenticity, diversity and female empowerment. Working with Rihanna we handpicked the people featured in this project for many different reasons; they may all represent different things but what unites them is that everyone featured in these pages is incredibly inspirational. They are artists, writers, activists, musicians and women on the front lines of the fashion industry demanding change.”
In addition to the 5,000 copies set to globally release on January 27, i-D has also produced a series of videos featuring Gigi Hadid, Alexa Demie, Kelela, Lena Waithe and a host of contributors answering questions from Rihanna which will be rolling out on the publication’s digital platforms every day this week.
You can now pre-order your own copy online and view the digital issue on i-D’s website. While we’re on the topic of Rihanna, don’t forget to check out the Savage X Fenty Valentine’s Day collection here.