Tricia and Terry Jones [Getty]
Today is the day! The British Fashion Awards take place in London tonight and while we already know Kate Moss and Suky Menkes will be scooping Special Recognition Awards, we've also had news of another winner. Yes, the BFC have just revealed that Terry and Tricia Jones will receive the Outstanding Achievement gong thanks to their tremendous contribution to the fashion industry.
So who is this iconic couple you ask? Well, for starters Terry studied Commercial Art at the West of England College of Art in Bristol. After assisting graphic designer Ivan Dodd, in 1977 the 27-year-old was hired as the art director of British Vogue where he worked for five years. Terry founded i-D in 1980 with his wife Tricia, an infant school teacher, as a 40-page, hand stapled fanzine.
Since its launch in September 1980, i-D has built an inimitable reputation for being a consistent source of inspiration, its iconic typographic logo, a smile and a wink, synonymous with creativity and cool. i-D is renowned for its experimental typography and innovative documentary-style fashion photography and has had a huge influence on magazine and advertising design across the world. Dedicated to fashion culture, at the centre of each issue is a vivid celebration of street style and youth. i-D has featured the work of the world’s leaders in fashion, music, art, film and art and continues impact the fashion industry on a global scale.
Kate Moss's i-D Magazine covers [i-D Magazine]
'Terry and Tricia Jones have created more than just a magazine, they have created a global community of talent,'
said Holly Shackleton, editor of i-D. 'Their unwavering thirst for discovering and nurturing new photographers, stylists, writers, designers and models has seen many of the industry's most talented people cut their teeth on i-D's pages. Terry's work as Art Director has continually challenged and broken boundaries, changing the face of fashion publishing and inspiring generations of creative thinkers. Something it will no doubt continue to do in years to come. A vital voice in fashion and youth culture for over 33 years, this award couldn't be more deserved.'
Hear, hear! See some of i-D's most famous cover stars in the gallery below...