Twin is a biannual art, fashion and feminism book. Founded on the eve of a new decade, Twin is the brainchild of ex-Lula magazine creative director Becky Smith, and a handpicked international team that includes British Vogue’s Aimee Farrell (features and online director), art editor Francesca Gavin (Dazed, The Guardian, Vogue) and fashion editors Celestine Cooney, Naomi Miller and Alastair McKimm.
Twin is a cloth-bound, hard-backed biannual that showcases art, culture and feminist features alongside freshly commissioned fashion photography from the likes of Ben Weller, Paul Wetherall, KT Autela and Boo George, featuring models including Freja Beha Erichsen, Dree Hemingway, Hanne Gaby and Christina Kruse.
In this issue:
Twin has always championed radical creativity. The artists, designers, photographers and writers who dismantle structural norms and put their independent, individual stamp on the world. So when it came to launching our first ever guest editor issue, it made sense to invite somebody who not only embodied our core values, but set a new precedent for them.
We’re stoked to have menswear designer Bianca Saunders as our first guest editor, fresh from her LVMH prize nomination. Working with the theme of body language and nuances, Bianca, who challenges the traditional tropes of masculine identity and subverts visual codes in her own design, selected a series of artists, photographers and designers to focus on who all explore elements of this topic in their work. Karoline Vitto celebrates the curves and folds of each body, artist Jadé Fadojutimi discusses painting the indescribable, and Sinead O’Dwyer explores how to create a new standard in fashion. Plus Bianca talks to friend and collaborator Saul Nash about body language and gesture, with a visual story by photographer Jermaine Francis.
Also in this issue, Francesca Gavin interviews renowned South Korenan artist Haegue Yang, while new publishing house Hajar Press explores building radical change within the British literary establishment. Plus, writer and curator Anastasiia Fedorova celebrates queer joy through her work creating Russian Queer Revolution, and Gabriella Nkom looks at where sex and death collide in the work of Hervé Guibert.