The i-D Magazine Spring 2012 edition boasts a regal editorial, ‘Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen.’ The series follows a modernized idea of monarchy, borrowing motifs from both fairy tales and royal realities. The models are adorned as warrior rulers, with strong structural apparel and fierce makeup. Styled by Irish designer Alastair McKimm, the series favors gold detailing and leathers. Memorable pieces include a flaked black frock, reminiscent of dragon hyde, and beaded sheer dress with military shoulders and a feather neck brace.
Photographed by Amy Troost, the editorial stretched what we assume royalty to be. Here, the audience sees ferocious, brave, cunning individuals. i-D asked the models what they would do if they were a queen for a day. Answered varied from forcing the monarchy to dress as punks, and singing the Bohemian Rhapsody.