FKA Twigs released the debut issue of her Instagram-only publication, AVANTgarden, in October, and now she’s already back with the second edition. Though the first, titled “ROOTS?SHOCK?BEAUTY,” was an ode to natural hair, the new issue’s theme is otherworldly and mystic, dubbed “Dream Warrior.”
The digital zine features images put together by the artist herself with a host of collaborators, as well as an original poem the 29-year-old penned, and an added Dream Warrior line of apparel and accessories inspired by “protection signs” and “ancient spells.”
The collection includes tees, pins and even sleepwear, an unlikely offering, but one she has a personal connection with. “I’ve always worn my mother’s silk PJs on stage from my very first tour, but they wore out so I wanted to make some of my own,” the “Good to Love” songstress says in a statement. “I’m also obsessed with sets and bold prints and, through my exploration of mysticism, I created symbols that protect and invite otherworldly creatures to assist those who wear the sets in their everyday lives.”
Check out Issue 2 of AVANTgarden below and shop the Dream Warrior collection ($9–$210) online.
AVANTgarden issue 2. dream warrior Creative Director: FKA twigs @fkatwigs Poem: FKA twigs @fkatwigs Editor: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p Photography and post production: David Uzochukwu @daviduzochukwu Styling: Matthew Josephs @matthew_josephs MUA: Daniel Sallstrom @daniel_s_makeup Hair: Rio Sreedharan @rio_hair Casting: Matthew Josephs @matthew_josephs Set Design: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p Lighting Assistant: Reece Sweeney @reece.owen Models: Roman @niiagency / Tobias, Tristan, Kai and Ayo @brothermodels Layout: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p / David Uzochukwu @daviduzochukwu / Matt de Jong @go_dejong Special thanks to @violettafanciesyou for helping develop the pyjamas <3