Artwork Story i-D
For his i-D cover interview, cultural pioneer Pharrell Williams speaks to long-time friend, collaborator and the planet’s most restless rapper, designer and architect Kanye West, from Miami Beach and Wyoming respectively.
The two have collaborated and toured the world together throughout the 21st century, but they are, above all, friends. At home during lockdown, the duo reflect on when they first met, the importance of Virgina to black music, optimal creativity during lockdown, and how we all must act together to bounce back from the impact of a world temporarily drawn apart, exclusively for i-D’s new issue.
Photography by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Over 40 years, i-D has carved its position as the premier source for fashion inspiration, and in 2012, joined the VICE Media family to expand VICE’s reach into digital fashion content. i-D has come a long way since its beginnings as a hand-stapled magazine and has developed into a leading video-driven platform, documenting fashion, music and contemporary culture from around the globe. i-D reaches an ambitious and creative audience, offering access to the most inspiring names in fashion and exploring everything from high-end couture to underground style scenes.