New FKA Twigs Era Is A Postmodern Masterpiece

New FKA Twigs Era Is A Postmodern Masterpiece

FKA Twigs unveils a garden of extraterrestrial delight in new digital zine.

FKA Twigs unveils a garden of extraterrestrial delight in new digital zine.

Text: Czar Van Gaal

Known for breathy vocals, avant-garde get-ups, and sharp voguing skills, FKA Twigs is in peak pre-album form, debuting "Cellophane," her first single in three years, last month and a nu-aristocratic aesthetic to boot. Mixing high-sheen special effects, an analog, piano-based sound, and olympian pole-dancing techniques, the song and accompanying video saw the English singer as an otherworldly noble mistress—Marie Antoinette meets Moulin Rouge meets Showgirls.

Leaning into her latest persona, Twigs serves 18th-century art for the fifth installment of her digital zine, AVANTgarden. Photographed in the historical Hertford House of London, now home to the Wallace Collection, she morphs into a masterpiece befitting a museum gallery.  

Twigs is seen sporting Vivienne Westwood’s renowned Fall 1990 Portrait collection, which took inspiration from the surrounding artworks. Nearly three decades on, FKA Twigs breathes new life into the timeless pieces 

See photos from the fifth issue of AVANTgarden below.  

FKA Twigs in AVANTgarden digital Instagram zine (photo: Roxanne Lee)

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