The Maker behind "Magdalene"
FKA Twigs’ best fashion moments.
Friday, November 8th, marks the release date of FKA Twigs’ sophomore album Magdalene. It has been five years since the drop of her celebrated first album, LP1. She has been meticulously honing her craft during this time and it shows. The album is titled after Mary Magdalene from the New Testament who was known to be a devout follower of Jesus, being present for his crucifixion continuing through his resurrection. There are endless stories written from the perspective of men about the character of Mary, ranging from a prostitute to a nun, but promiscuity is at the forefront of her background and is what Twigs draws inspiration from for this album. Twigs explores themes of desire, devotion, and what it means to have autonomy over her own womanhood in relationships, in media, and with herself. She utilizes her multidisciplinary background by incorporating dance, vocals, and art direction into her persona along with extravagant live performances.
For this album, she combines imagery and fashion from the Regency and Victorian Era with modern twists pulling from 90s hip hop alongside staples of black culture like cornrows and gold chains. The continuation of this creative direction is an extension of her instagram zine, "Avant-Garden," which plays on themes of royalty, self expression, and club night-life. Throughout her entire career she has continued to break fashion expectations and is a pioneering black creative who many see as an artist representing this generation.
Here are FKA Twigs' defining fashion moments that will make you want to know everything about her:
Her collaborations with A$AP Rocky
Fashion Awards 2017 In Partnership with Swarovski in London
MTV Vmas 2019 Red Carpet
Avant Garden Zine
Excerpts from Avant Garden Issues 1-6
Wonderland Magazine 2015
"Cellophane" performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon