FKA twigs, one of our favorite gals for jewelry inspiration (septum ring, you know who to thank!) has a new venture. AVANTgarden, which launched today, is an original digizine to be built and distributed using Instagram’s slides feature.
Part magic, part-memoir, AVANTgarden will be an unfiltered 10 “page” Instagram series, available to her growing number of 1.4 million followers, live on @fkatwigs. Each issue will explore FKA twigs’ experiences and exploration of the self and provide a platform for collaboration throughout the worlds of music, art, fashion and beyond, drawing on her extended creative family.
The first issue of AVANTgarden, titled ‘ROOTS. SHOCK. BEAUTY.’ is a visual exploration of braided hair styles and features a host of FKA twigs’ friends and long-term collaborators including editor Suzannah Pettigrew, stylist Matthew Joseph and hair stylist Rio Shreedharan among others.
“AVANTGarden is a way for me to express myself without any rules or guidelines, with imagination and care,” says the English singer, songwriter, record producer, director and dancer.