McKimm will take the helm of i-D in June 2019 with a remit to drive the editorial vision and growth of the brand across all parts of i-D’s global business, as well as continuing to build i-D as an innovative digital-first brand, says the company.
Lucy Delacherois-Day, Publisher of i-D says: “Alastair is a part of the i-D family so it felt like the natural next step to look at how he can further embed his incredible experience of the industry across i-D and bring his creative style to this global brand. He has a deep understanding of fashion and luxury industries. The focus on emerging talent remains as true as it did when it was launched - supporting young talent across fashion, photography, styling, journalism and design and this will continue to be a big focus of Alastair’s. We are so excited to have him back at the helm to continue to move the i-D brand forward into its next era.”
Alastair McKimm added, “i-D changed my life. It’s the first fashion publication that really spoke to me personally and the reason I became a stylist. I started collecting the magazine in the 90s and I’ve been fortunate enough to work for the brand in some capacity for my entire career, from assistant to stylist to fashion director and now to be part of the big picture and future vision is beyond my wildest dreams. i-D has always been a platform for the most inspiring new voices and continuing that legacy is what I’m most excited about. As we approach our 40th year in 2020, I will be focusing on how we continue to build on the success of what I consider to be the ultimate brand.”
McKimm’s talent has garnered him the attention of designers such as Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, The Row, Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham. McKimm started out his career nearly 20 years ago at i-D where he worked as a fashion assistant to former Fashion Director, Edward Enninful. In 2013 he took on the role of Fashion Director for the brand, where he served for five years.
Further bolstering the new leadership team, i-D has appointed Lucy Delacherois-Day, as the new Publisher of the global brand. Lucy was promoted from Commercial Director where she led commercial operations for i-D and Garage.
i-D was launched in 1980 by Terry Jones. It sees itself as a leading source for fashion inspiration, documenting fashion, music and culture from around the globe. Recent covers have starred the likes of 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg, Models Nathan Wrestling and Ugbad Abdi, Solange and Oscar nominated actor Timothée Chalamet.