FKA twigs recently chatted with Dazed about her new Instagram magazine, AVANTgarden.
Born of a desire to start a conversation, the first issue is devoted to the history of braids, and the significance and beauty behind them. "I’m saying embrace your heritage, embrace your hair texture, embrace protective styles," she says.
With a goal to release a new issue on a monthly basis, the artist says she's using AVANTgarden to express herself, but also to continue learning.
Check out her full interview with Dazed.
AVANTgarden issue 1. ROOTS ∙ SHOCK ∙ BEAUTY Creative Director: FKA twigs @fkatwigs Editor: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p Styling: Matthew Josephs @matthew_josephs Hair: Rio Sreedharan @rio_hair Casting: FKA twigs @fkatwigs and Olivia Kaifa @livokai Photography and post production: R + D @reecendean MUA: Bea Sweet @beasweetbeauty Set Design: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p Models: Chanel @chanellygirl / Naomi @_flowerchildx / Olivia @livokai / James @j_magz / Malick @ssandroidx / Kaner @kanerflex / Vanessa @vanessaohenlen / Jourdan @jourdancopeland / Rachellé @rachellehollandxx Logo: Matt de Jong @go_dejong Layout: FKA twigs @fkatwigs / Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p / Matt de Jong @go_dejong Illustrations: Roxie Warder @roxiepandora