‘Make-Do and Mend’ embraces resourcefulness, strangeness and redemption, celebrating with the unconventional beauty and spirit at the heart of the beloved Christopher Kane brand.
The SS17 campaign features model of the moment Jean Campbell, with photography by Alasdair McLellan; its story telling pictures show the figure of the outsider, an idea of a new primitivism and the transmutation of clothing – making something out of the humble and discarded, but with a throughly Kane kinda elevation.
“Combined with the resourcefulness of the forties, that feeling of ‘Make-Do and Mend’ and in that movement from the city to the countryside, there’s also an element of the supernatural and the ancient – from the sophisticated to the spiritual. This reminded us of where we grew up, just down the road from Carfin Grotto, the Roman Catholic shrine that is the Scottish version of Lourdes’’ said Christopher Kane of the new campaign. Perhaps it’s that same enduring, mystical element of Kane’s vision that has rendered his version of crocs so seductive… seriously. Whatever his magic touch is, with Kane you know you never have to compromise.
For Issue 15 it’s all about the pursuit of the personal, and deconstructing the concept of perfection. Photographer Thomas Giddings turns his lens on the kids of Amsterdam in homage to the Dutch Masters, while fearless artist Rachel Maclean presents the unashamed power of pink. We see Dree Hemingway cavorting with Chanel’s Cruise 2017 collection in Upstate New York, and explore the fluidity of gender in modern-day Tel Aviv. Yves Saint Laurent presents a study in beauty through the ages, artfully reworked to be the very definition of now, and we meet LA-based model-turned-musician Kacy Hill, who has recently caught the eye of Kanye West. In addition to this, Francesca Gavin takes us on a visceral MDMA trip with artist Geoffrey Farmer, and we sit down with Jane Moseley, the sex-boot wearing model who piqued Demna Gvasalia’s interest.
Spanning the realms of music, art, film, literature and fashion – Issue 14 is an exploration of the female perspective: From Alexa Chung’s personal musings on the pull and perversity of astrology, to director Elizabeth Wood’s controversial position of power within new Hollywood. We also see girl-of-the-moment Heather Kemesky shot by Maciek Kobielski while swathed in every day detritus, meet actress on the rise Anya Taylor-Joy, discover Louis Vuitton’s cosmic universe through the lens of Juergen Teller and dismantle ‘black sheep feminism’ with the work of artists Betty Tompkins, Joan Semmel, Anita Steckel, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Ben Rayner also photographs some of the most exciting musicians to be following right now.
For Issue 13 it’s personal, it’s political. Explore the work of Israeli-born artist Tal R, who explains why awkwardness and the colour pink are key to his practice. Hear from Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves, who discusses her influences and the importance of taking drastic rebellious action. See Bella Hadid turn punk in front of Scott Trindle’s lens, and photographer Cass Bird transform Andreea Diaconu into an all-American girl. The artist behind fashion’s favorite Instagram account talks luxury, violence and image making, while up-and-coming actress Elisa Lasowski gives a tour of London home and pulls no punches on the frustrations and pleasures of her craft.
Twin’s 12th edition is all about attitude. Edie Campbell talks to fellow model Saskia de Brauw about finding friendship and surviving the fashion game. Photographer Liz Collins explores the new rules of beauty (the good news is, there are none). Skinny Girl Diet, the London band with big ideas and a brilliantly bad attitude, let out a rebel yell. We get up close with talented multi-hyphenate Miranda July as she shares her singular views on middle age and motherhood. Then step inside the Milan studio of Nathalie du Pasquier, the French-born painter of Memphis fame, who extols the freedom of later life. Then another inspirational image-maker, Roberta Bayley, recalls Manhattan’s Seventies punk scene—the perfect accompaniment to 74 pages of scintillating summer fashion.
Twin’s 11th edition is a celebration of creative brilliance. We begin with photographer Petra Collins who shares an exclusive image diary revealing the riotous beauty of adolescence. Elsewhere, model Eliza Cummings hits the highway in an epic road story shot by Scott Trindle. We debate with the philosopher and essayist Susan Neiman as she makes a case for embracing growing up. While musician Eliot Sumner tells us what it means to step back into the spotlight after a four-year hiatus. There’s insight into another enigmatic performer, Kate Bush, via a collection of childhood photographs by her big brother, John Carder Bush. To complete the musical triumvirate, the inimitable Neneh Cherry reflects on music and motherhood; while her daughters offer their own unique take on life in the Cherry clan.
In our tenth edition Twin celebrates trailblazers. Head of the pack is Jane Bown the prominent portraitist, now 89, whose powerful imagery is celebrated in a new documentary. We travel to Barnard College to meet Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, the graphic designer, professor and artist who was the first female to receive tenure at Yale University. We also step into the wonderful world of Langley Fox, the youngest of the Hemingway pack who is fashion’s model-of-the-moment. Elsewhere, photographer Boo George shows strength in beauty shooting Kati Nescher in her most womanly guise. And finally, Ben Weller goes back to the classroom to capture this season’s preppy Dior.
Twin’s winter edition celebrates modern beauty with a quartet of cover stars: British model Sam Rollinson heads to the wilds of the Cornish coast, musician Jamie Bochert invites us into her Brooklyn home, grunge original Kirsten Owen takes on the season’s game-changing graphic prints and Constance Jablonski injects a libertine air to Margaret Howell’s mannish designs. Read punk pioneer Viv Albertine on art, marriage and her starring role in groundbreaking new film, Exhibition. You’ll also discover a real view of motherhood from photographers Tierney Gearon and Elinor Carucci. Plus, four artists pay tribute to the remarkable vision of photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Not forgetting the unforgettable Sasha Grey on her switch from porn to publishing.
For Spring/Summer 2013, Twin proudly presents actress Jane Levy, photographed in Los Angeles by Thomas Giddings. And meet Aluna Francis and George Reid, the duo behind the infectious pop of AlunaGeorge.
Plus, venture into the Nevada desert for Myla Dalbesio’s special performance, documented exclusively for Twin, and take a revealing look into artist Cameron Jamie’s creative process.
Elsewhere, dive into sumptuous fashion shoots starring models Daphne Groeneveld and Yumi Lambert. See what’s inspiring prolific fashion talent Simone Rocha and get to know the young creatives fuelling London’s cultural scene. It’s all here, in Twin Issue VIII.
The Autumn/Winter edition of Twin stars supermodels Eva Herzigova and Frankie Rayder (photographed by Cass Bird with her daughter Sunny). Meet music newcomers Miranda and Elektra Kilbey, the twin sisters behind the irresistible, sultry pop of Saint Lou Lou.
Elsewhere, enter the dark world of Paul McCarthy via a vivid collection of artworks created exclusively for Twin, and photographer Danielle Levitt introduces the wild and wicked New York gang who invented their own ghetto brand of goth.
You’ll also find lively chats with the author Hanna Rosen, who talks about her controversial book, The End of Men, feminist photographer Cynthia MacAdams and the bounteous duo behind the Opening Ceremony brand.
The summer edition of Twin smoulders. It’s an exploration of sex and self-love starring IMOGEN POOTS, the English rose taking over Tinseltown, Montreal beauty GRIMES and steely starlet VICKY MCCLURE who meets her match in writer STEPHANIE THEOBALD.
Delight in the ways of the tomboy with AGYNESS, FREJA and ALICE. Explore the nature of desire with writers JACKIE KAY and HELEN SCHULMAN, and read SLUTEVER’s findings on female masturbation.
With visual contributions from RYAN MCGINLEY, TARA DARBY, QUENTIN JONES and JASON PIETRA. Plus twin covers by BEN WELLER, who shoots sublime Lithuanian supermodel EDITA in purest white, and JASON KIBBLER who captures fashion’s floral frenzy on Slovenia’s rising star VALERIJA.
Get back to nature. Twin’s cover debut comes in the form of rebellious blonde Agyness Deyn. The northern star turned LA woman tells Twin about outdoor living California style. In Meet the Misfits, New York photographer Danielle Levitt heads to the sticks to shoot the American teens whose alternative looks prove that the kids aren’t always what they seem. Face of feminism Marsha Rowe talks to Twin about starting Britain’s most influential women’s magazine, Spare Rib and why it is important for women to go back to nature. While musician in the making Pixie Geldoff takes a trip to the English countryside with photographer Niall O’Brien in On the Road. Immerse yourself in Twin’s nature issue.
Embrace the age of rebellion. Twin’s Spring/Summer issue is charged with the power and expectation of youth. In ‘The Year of Discontent’, photographer Clare Shilland shoots the young women who are fighting for their educational rights, in ‘She bangs the drums’ modern rebel Alice Dellal is celebrated by her closest collaborators and photographed by Paul Wetherall. Elsewhere, two prolific design duos – Rodarte and Meadham Kirchoff – share their inspirations, from rugged terrains to Riot Grrl, and we enter the homes of two downtown New York renegades – artist Aurel Schmidt in, ‘There’s something about Aurel’ and actress Chloe Sevigny in, ‘Kick ass’. Last but by no means least, for, ‘The Letter Set’ Costa-winning poet Jo Shapcott showcases the women who are igniting the form in a specially curated Twin poetry portfolio. It’s our very own rebel yell.
The times they are a-changing. The third issue of Twin is all about ambition: We ask Immodesty Blaize, Sloane Crosley, Simon Rich and Kristin Hersh to consider the meaning of female ambition, mega-model Dree Hemingway takes a ride in Simone Rocha’s winter collection, musician Alison Mosshart reveals the secrets of life on the road, set designer and artist Gary Cardsculpts an irresistible gang of bijoux-loving sloths, grande dame of fashion photography June Newton discusses life after Helmut, and Gia Coppola – the granddaughter of Francis Ford and niece of Sofia who’s next in line for Coppola fame – shoots an exclusive photo diary.
Issue one of this hard back bi-annual features a poetry portfolio curated by the first female poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, Miranda July’s imaginings on a female future, and photography by Todd Selby, Boo George and Garance Doré.