‘Hold hands, be free, find the real you’ i-D Pre-Fall Amy Troost

Continuing to explore the concept of youthful, Amy Troost gets up close & personal in ‘Hold hands, be free, find the real you,’ for The Just Kids Issue of i-D Magazine.  Showing some of this season’s hottest fashions, through the unfiltered eye of youth, we see designs by Meadham Kirchoff, Marc Jacobs, Junya Watanabe, Prada & more in a whole new light.  Presented with energetic vision, the same styles we’ve seen over/over again are infused with new possibilities.  Beyond the avant-garde appeal of the makeup & styling, I am struck by the purity of inspiration being offered in this layout.  And with model’s Laura Kampman, Marie Piovensan & Kolfinna Kristofersdottir sharing their own ideas on the subject, there’s an authentic vibe to this story that gives it depth.  In their attempt to deconstruct the idea of what it means to be ‘youthful,’ i-D has come full circle, proving that energy & vitality is really about expressing new & fresh ideas.  We often connect being young with being physically fit, but I maintain it’s the mental fitness that benefits us most.  The ability to be on the cutting edge, and contribute to the path ahead is a powerful resource, and one that is fundamentally impossible without staying mentally active, agile and free.  You can do whatever you want with your body and face, but your mind will always give you away.