Twin is a bi-annual, London-based fashion and arts magazine published in a hardcover book format.
3. Twin Team
Twin was founded in 2009 by former Lula magazine creative director Becky Smith. The Twin team is a roster of international talents including British Vogue’s Aimee Farrell as features and online director, art editor Francesca Gavin, who has previously written for Dazed & Confused, The Guardian and Vogue, as well as fashion editors Celestine Cooney, and Naomi Miller. Twin’s core focus is showcasing a multitude of creators across the creative arts spectrum, as well as a celebration of female talent and feminism.
Twin’s blog, Twinfactory.co.uk, features daily content on design, art, photography and fashion, as well as exclusive short films by the magazine’s contributing photographers.
For its debut issue, Twin featured a portfolio of new talent curated by the first female poet Carol Ann Duffy, as well as Freja Beha Erichsen photographed by Boo George and a conversation with artists Peter and Rose Blake. Niall O’Brien captured portraits of teenage punks hailing from London and Berlin, while Todd Selby offered a look inside the home of photographer Dan Martensen and model Shannon Click.
Focusing on the theme of the sublime, Issue II featured skate punk scene photography, an interview with Parisian-based actress Joanna Preiss, as well as contributions by artists including Tracey Emin, Boo Saville, Amie Dicke, and Annie Morris. Photographers for this issue included Paul Wetherell, Boo George and KT Auleta.
Issue III’s motto was: The times they are a-changing. Focusing on female ambition, We ask Immodesty Blaize, Sloane Crosley, Simon Rich and Kristin Hersh all gave their thoughts on the subject, while The Kills’ singer Alison Mosshart gave a glimpse into her rock n’ roll life. Gia Coppola, Michael Flores, Gary Card and June Newton lent diverse photographic content to the issue.
Embracing the age of rebellion and youth, Issue IV featured interviews with Rodarte, Meadham Kirchhoff, Aurel Schmidt and Chloe Sevigny. Alice Dellal was celebrated for her individual and rebellious ways, while Clare Shilland photographed women fighting for equality in the education system. Award-winning poet Jo Shapcott curated a female poetry portfolio exclusively for Twin.
Agyness Deyn was the star of Twin’s first ever image cover. With the focus of Issue V being a return to nature, Deyn was photographed in the outdoors by Ben Weller, while Jason Kibbler photographed an urban fashion/love story on the streets of Brooklyn a la Sid & Nancy. Fashion design talent Olivier Theyskens contributed a personal account of his rise to fame, Pixie Geldof spoke about her musical aspirations, and feminist icon/founder of Spare Rib magazine Marsha Rowe looked back on her involvement in the Women’s Movement.
(Editorial & Creative Director)
(Features Director & Online Editor)
(Features & Online Writer)
(Social Media Manager)
•Angelina A. Rafii
(Commercial Director’s Assistant)