Riri curates Rihannazine for i-D, celebrating pioneers for change in 2020

The 144-page, ad-free, limited-run publication celebrates "people who are progressively reshaping communities" such as Zadie Smith and Tarana Burke.

21 January 2020
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i-D magazine and Rihanna have collaborated to create the excellently titled Rihannazine, a limited edition and completely advert-free publication co-curated by Riri to celebrate 43 people she believes are leading the charge for change in 2020. Shot entirely by photographer Mario Sorrenti and starring the likes of Guggenheim curator Ashley James, writers Roxane Gay and Zadie Smith, choreographer, director and artist Parris Goebel, activist Tarana Burke, drag queen Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Martin Luther King's granddaughter Yolanda Renee King, the 144-page zine brings together a stellar cast from across culture, art, fashion and activism.

Rihanna says in a statement: “For me, this very special issue of i-D represents change and culture. It is dedicated to some of the people who are progressively reshaping the communities across fashion, music, art, and activism – creating a more inclusive and diverse future.”

The magazine can be explored online, or you can pre-order a copy (the 5000 issues are expected to go fast) ahead of its release on 27 January. i-D has also released a series of video interviews between Rihanna and some of Rihannazine's contributors, such as model Gigi Hadid, actor Alexa Demie, musician Kelela and writer, producer and actor Lena Waithe, talking about their personal aspirations for 2020 and “the one thing they've always wanted to ask [Rihanna].” These videos will be rolling out every day this week.

Rihannazine is one of i-D's special projects celebrating its 40th year in the business. Editor-in-chief Alastair McKimm says “this milestone deserved something monumental. Something we’ve never done before in our 40-year history. And who better to collaborate with on this special edition than the woman who is a voice for change, inclusivity, authenticity, diversity and female empowerment.”

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i-D and Rihanna: Rihannazine

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Jenny Brewer

Jenny joined the editorial team as It’s Nice That’s first news editor in April 2016. Having studied 3D Design, she has spent the last ten years working in design journalism. Contact her with news stories relating to the creative industries on news@itsnicethat.com.

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