iD Marks 40, Ozma celebrates the holiday, Murphy honored – WWD
TO MAKE A TOAST : iD magazine alumni and contributors gathered at London’s Dover Street Market last week to mark the launch of the new book ‘iD: Wink and Smile!’ : The First Forty Years”, published by Rizzoli.
Magazine editor Alastair McKimm hosted guests including Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Simone Rocha, Supriya Lele, Juergen Teller, Dovile Drizyte, Mert Alas and Guido Palau for a cocktail reception, followed by dinner served by Rose Bakery.
The celebration continued the following evening with a party at Kachette in Shoreditch in east London. Attendees included Iris Law, Ikram Abdi Omar, Joanna Kuchta and Leonie Elliott, and there was a special performance by British rapper Headie One.
The book, edited by McKimm, offers a 360-degree summary of the magazine’s history and cultural impact over the years.
McKimm described the book as “a guide through the history of iD magazine, from hand-stapled punk zine to the world’s best fashion magazine, telling the story through the pages that defined and still define the style” .
Divided by decade, the book features a mix of original pages and magazine covers, with images of Rihanna, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Björk, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Campbell and Justin Bieber. It includes work from Enninful, Teller, David Sims, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tyler Mitchell and Harley Weir.
Priced at $75, the new book also includes reprinted stories and archival footage. There are also thoughts from Moss, Helmut Lang, Sade, Raf Simons, Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Phoebe Philo on being in front of the camera during their careers. There is also a commemorative poster.
Founded in 1980 by Terry Jones, iD was acquired by Vice Media in 2012. Under current management, the magazine has expanded to 11 international editions and launched iD Asia, a channel dedicated to celebrating fashion, culture, lifestyle and culture. identity and youth in Asia. — TIANWEI ZHANG
PARTY PARTY: Ozma, the Los Angeles-based brand, brought together founders and artists to celebrate its latest collection, Fête.
Designed by Heidi Baker, the company produces clothes in small quantities, using natural fibers. Baker, who was previously at Levi Strauss & Co. for more than seven years, started the business in 2015. Produced in Los Angeles and Peru, it focuses on sustainably sourced and biodegradable textiles, using silk raw, washed linen and draped cupro.
With Ozma, the goal is to deliver simplicity, “inspired by the freedom to live with less…amplifying what matters, removing what doesn’t,” according to Baker.
The line, a mini capsule priced at $158 to $298, uses organic manta cotton, washed linen and silk linen. The palette, like all of the brand’s creations, is inspired by earth, earth and sea colors – shades of soft nudes, browns, greens and blues.
Donning the launch looks – dresses, jumpsuits, top and pants sets – guests included stylist Courtney Madison; artist Natasha Wheat; jewelry designer Sophie Monet; model and performer Hannah Faust; Val Quant Zecchetto of footwear brand Loq; Neada Deters de Lesse skin care; Sophia Moreno-Bunge, owner of Isa Isa Floral; Katie Dalebout, host of the “Let It Out” podcast, and Natasha Garret of Roam Vintage.
The alfresco dinner, produced by Betsy Simon, featured all women-owned businesses, with main courses created by boutique catering service The Culinistas, accompanied by Cambria Wine and dessert prepared by boutique LA Valerie Confections . — RYMA CHIKHOUNE
MURPHY, JAMES HONORÉ: Maison de Mode, the luxury e-tailer of sustainable fashion, hosted its fifth annual Sustainable Style Awards at The West Hollywood Edition in Los Angeles on Friday night.
The event aimed “to shine a light on eco-friendly fashion and celebrate influential individuals in Hollywood and beyond who are using their own creativity to create a healthier, more prosperous planet,” said Maison de Mode founder Hassan. Pierre, to WWD in an exclusive statement.
The evening paid tribute to model Carolyn Murphy and designer Aurora James, founder of 15 Percent Pledge.
“We are a marketplace that encourages innovation with the earth in mind,” continued Pierre. “Our goal is to give brands that share our philosophy the recognition they deserve. We believe in empowering individuality, with a mission to be the global platform for sustainable fashion, connecting designers, curators and consumers for a better future.
Guests dined on a vegetable-heavy menu with plant-based meat by Impossible Foods, prepared by Chef John Fraser of Ardor.
Beyond the event, Maison de Mode – which produces in-person pop-up concepts – has partnered with Edition to offer a selection of products at the hotel spa. Products include Lacoste polo shirts (made from recycled cotton), swimsuits by La Gotta, sunglasses by Westward Leaning and jewelry by Shashi.
“We are looking for more opportunities for buyers to experience Maison de Mode in person, allowing them to learn more about their personal sustainability missions as well as the expert craftsmanship behind the design of their products” , said Peter.
Maison de Mode has also created a “stay package” in partnership with publishing – a gift bag of sustainable products – for those booking a hotel suite, villa or penthouse from May 22 to June 30, with rates from $1,300 per night. —RC