I-D Short and sweet insight into the jazz and modernist London scene in the deep mid winter of 1989. Nice mod-revival v acid jazz mod fashion listing some stalwart styles still being worn today. The Mod revival scene had kicked off in 1978 a decade and a bit earlier, thanks in part to Quadrophenia and The Jam, and so no surprise that the scene and overall interest had dwindled especially in the capital, I guess it'd be the same for any counter culture.
Just to put things in context here; the cover of this I-D November 1989 has a sub-header 'The New Age'. The dawning of a new decade (1990's) saw the rave crowd wearing Rifat Ozbek inspired floaty white garms and too many Kryptonite crystals as jewellery. Age of Aquarius new age vibe looks whilst walking down industrial city, Victorian building back-drop streets to get the night bus home. It was quite frankly a frightening 'look' in a post apocalyptic jive. Mock mods even in shell toe trainers were a thing of beauty and far more righteous enlightenment let me tell you.