Rihanna collaborates with i-D magazine on special issue

Rihanna has teamed up with editors at i-D magazine to create a limited-edition issue.Bosses at the publication announced on Monday that they had collaborated with the fashion and beauty mogul to create the one-off special issue, dubbed the “Rihannazine…

Rihanna has teamed up with editors at i-D magazine to create a limited-edition issue.

Bosses at the publication announced on Monday that they had collaborated with the fashion and beauty mogul to create the one-off special issue, dubbed the “Rihannazine”, which celebrates “her ceaseless reign on the worlds of fashion, beauty and music” and their 40th anniversary.

“For me, this very special issue of i-D represents change and culture,” Rihanna said of the project in a statement. “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.”

Rihanna appears on the front and back cover of the publication, with the images showing her posing in clothing from her Fenty fashion brand. All photographs in the 144-page visually-driven magazine were shot by Mario Sorrenti.

She also helped Alastair McKimm, editor-in-chief of i-D, handpick 43 “incredible people” who have had an “inspirational and progressive impact across culture, art, fashion, and activism” to appear in the magazine. They include models Bella and Gigi Hadid, Paloma Elsesser, and Adwoa Aboah, screenwriter Lena Waithe, Euphoria actress Alexa Demie, and writers Roxane Gay and Zadie Smith, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. To accompany the publication, videos of Rihanna interviewing some of the stars will be posted on i-D’s Instagram page throughout the week.

“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 everyone featured in these pages is incredibly inspirational,” said McKimm. “They are artists, writers, activists, musicians, and women on the front lines of the fashion industry.”

The special issue will have a limited print run of 5,000 copies, which can be purchased from 27 January.

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Karlie Kloss models in CR Women 2019 calendar for breast cancer charity

Karlie Kloss has posed in pink for the new CR Women 2019 calendar to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.The supermodel has shot the calendar in partnership with her beauty brand collaborator Estee Lauder and will donate all funds from the ca…

Karlie Kloss has posed in pink for the new CR Women 2019 calendar to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The supermodel has shot the calendar in partnership with her beauty brand collaborator Estee Lauder and will donate all funds from the calendar to the organisation, which has a special place in Karlie’s heart as her own mother was diagnosed with the disease at 35 years old.

Other models including Joan Smalls, Grace Elizabeth and Halima Aden are also featured in CR Fashion Book’s second annual calendar, as well as Elizabeth Hurley.

For Karlie’s snap, she was wrapped up in a girly pink puffa coat with her hair slicked back, and minimal blush make-up on her eyes and cheeks.

“Tickled pink in @crfashionbook #CRWomen2019 Calendar with @esteelauder,” the 26-year-old wrote alongside the photo, which she shared on Instagram. “100% of the calendars selling price goes to @bcrfcure (a cause personally very near to my heart!).”

Karlie, who married businessman Joshua Kushner in October (18), was shot by Mario Sorrenti, and the campaign is said to be a tribute to women’s strength and beauty, which has been inspired by the natural uniqueness and ethereality of flowers mixed with the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer awareness.

“(My mum’s) fight with breast cancer shook our family to the core, and I am humbled to be a part of a campaign that supports other breast cancer fighters, survivors and their families,” Karlie told reporters at People magazine. “My mum is the most resilient, beautiful and courageous person I know. Because this cause has so much personal significance, it was especially meaningful for me to be part of this project.”

The calendar can be purchased online from the official websites of CR Fashion Book and Estee Lauder.

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Mario Sorrenti unveils unseen portraits of Kate Moss in new book

Kate Moss and Mario Sorrenti have reunited to release a collection of never-before-seen portraits in new photography book, Kate.The iconic model and photographer, who dated for two years in the early ’90s after meeting on a modelling job in London, unv…

Kate Moss and Mario Sorrenti have reunited to release a collection of never-before-seen portraits in new photography book, Kate.

The iconic model and photographer, who dated for two years in the early ’90s after meeting on a modelling job in London, unveiled the 120-page book at Matchesfashion.com’s new concept store in London, on Sunday (16Sep18).

The collection features 50 never-before-published portraits of the young model shot by then-boyfriend Sorrenti before her rise to international stardom as they travelled and worked together, during which time Sorrenti photographed Moss in a number of intimate portraits, which later became the inspiration for the Calvin Klein Obsession fragrance campaign that jump-started Moss’ career.

Speaking at the launch, Sorrenti explained that the book had been eight years in the making and started life as an idea from his wife, fellow photographer Mary Frey.

“My wife found all the pictures in my archive and she was archiving and digitising the archive,” he told WWD. “She was like, ‘You should really do something with these pictures because they are amazing.’ And I was not really thinking about it and when I showed the pictures to Dennis Friedman, who was the creative director of W, who I worked with for years, he was, like, ‘Wow these are great, you have to (do a book). Not just because it’s Kate but these are great pictures.'”

The 46-year-old added that Moss, 44, had been immediately taken with the idea when he posed it to her – and even helped with the final edit.

“A couple of years later, when I was finished with the book, then I brought her the edit and stuff and she took time to go through all the pictures and it was very sweet,” he smiled.

The book is available now for $100 (£76).

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Anja Rubik calls for action on global plastic crisis

Anja Rubik has led a call for action regarding the global plastic crisis.The Polish model rose to fame in 2000s, working for the likes of Armani, Jimmy Choo and Fendi, with Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello counting her as one of his muses. No…

Anja Rubik has led a call for action regarding the global plastic crisis.

The Polish model rose to fame in 2000s, working for the likes of Armani, Jimmy Choo and Fendi, with Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello counting her as one of his muses.

Now, Anja is putting her profile to work by voicing her support for environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans in an interview with Porter magazine.

“What we are trying to do by working with Porter is to highlight the beauty and fragility of our oceans, and to invite the fashion industry, especially luxury brands, to collaborate,” she said. “We have passed the point of raising awareness and symbolic actions; now it’s time for solutions that can be scaled quickly.”

In an accompanying photoshoot for the publication, Anja was snapped by photographer Mario Sorrenti on an island in the Maldives. The imagery was designed to illustrate the stark reality and vast impact of plastic pollution, with the fashion star also raising questions over how the public can become more responsible and embrace eco-innovation.

“The fashion community can drive the movement – we can create trends,” the 34-year-old shared, adding that she was impressed by the drive of Parley founder Cyrill Gutsch: “I love his passion, exploring and protecting the oceans are his life’s motivation and he works on it 24/7. I also love his optimism: that it’s not over yet, that we can affect change.”

The next issue of Porter magazine, available from Friday (01Jun18), also includes an interview with legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle about how we can ensure a better future for the planet.

In particular, she specifies how important it is to engage the next generation when it comes to protecting the environment.

“Children are beginning to understand what even their parents sometimes don’t seem to grasp. We can’t just use plastics once and throw them away,” she explained. “Kids somehow get that… They will learn from our behaviour.”

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