Street fashion and culture magazine i-D has just launched a local edition for the Japanese market that will be published twice yearly. Japanese-American model Kiko Mizuhara, photographed by Nobuyoshi Araki, snagged the cover of its inaugural issue, titled “Golden Youth.” It hit newsstands last week.
Issue number one of i-D Japan also carries the subtitle “The Future of Japan Issue,” and includes 208 pages of edgy, artistic photography. One photo story, called “This is Our Time,” features young people from an office worker to a ballet dancer, all shot in black and white on the streets of Tokyo. Another, dubbed, “The New Theory,” shows a model dressed in such hot local brands as Sacai, Christian Dada, Toga, Facetasm and Ambush. There are also pieces on Zoë Kravitz and Kris van Assche translated into Japanese.
i-D Japan is the 11th global edition of the magazine and the first in Asia, following versions in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Published by Vice Media Japan, it aims to bring global street culture and fashion to Japan, while also introducing Japanese style and culture to readers around the world.