A generation of digital pioneers defining a new era of the internet and shaping the future of culture.
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The artist whose work floats in the space between fashion, special effects prosthetics, and sculpture.
The singer and producer revitalising the U.K. alternative scene.
The hip-hop artist using his platform to help empower others.
“Everything about this magazine is what I’ve been told I shouldn’t do: everyone gets one image, everyone is on the same level, there’s no hierarchy."
The Somali-Norwegian model laying the ground for a more exciting and inclusive industry.
The community working to dismantle the stereotype that every gamer is white and male, and make gaming more inclusive for everyone.
Black Girl Gamers
The gamer slash model set on bridging the gaps between both industries.
The fresh out of drama school actor who is already a favourite among auteurs.
The artist who has gone from physical set design to digital world builder.
“I wanted to pay homage to the process of things fucking up, especially in electronic music."
“It’s important that everyone, especially young black women, has someone they can relate to and someone they see themselves in.”
The casting director who is leading the charge when it comes to radical, progressive casting.
The casting agency shifting fashion’s understanding of what it means to be aspirational.
The writer blending sharp criticism with intimate storytelling to explore popular culture, the internet and the politics of womanhood.
“The lifetime project of [our] music is creating so many different vibes, arcs and phases in a short amount of time that it’s almost unfathomable.”
“In the age of the internet, we can take inspiration from the pop culture of the past and fuse it with modernity to extend our creative concepts.”
The DJ and producer making maximalist, occasionally tongue-in-cheek techno.
The visual artist, programmer and developer creating mind-blowing interactive VR experiences and installations.
The creative director and stylist whose work references everything from transhumanist philosophy to cyberpunk anime and videogames.
The actress slash viral sensation who is set to become a household name.
The collective of directors, artists, researchers and producers who use emerging technologies to construct radical new aesthetics.
“I’m giving it my all to trail-blaze a path for people who look like me, with limited access and connections to the fashion meccas of the world.”
The cultural curator, educator and creative strategist who is building intersections between communities.
The digital artist exploring his identity as a Jewish trans man.
The TikTok comedian who is set to be the host of Channel 4’s new improv show, Razor Sharp.
The fashion magazine-turned-global community that's widening the conversation around digital art.
The producer and director who recently launched his very own creative production company.
“I hope those who watch Words We Don’t Say feel seen in their own dynamic and perspectives with their fathers, and hopefully, that can allow for conversation.”
The designer who is accentuating the curves and celebrating the folds.
The rapper kicking down doors for generations of women K-pop idols yet to come.
The multidisciplinary artist and movement director who is drawing on his Senegalese-Gambian heritage for inspiration.
“At every stage of your career, there are blockades in place trying to stop working class people from achieving, [and that] is everyone’s problem.”
“I’m interested in the democratisation of art and the new accessibility by which we experience art outside the white cube.”
The digital artist working across fashion, music and visual art.
The Nigerian and British visual artist making uncanny, euphoric images.
The resident bad bitch of Don Jazzy's Mavin Records label.
"The goal for us is to enable people to be their fullest self."
Mica Le John
"It’s about the notion of memory and permanence, which is why I love having my fingerprints all over the metaverse."
The Internet-born, avant garde boy band consisting of vocalists Bladee, Thaiboy Digital and Ecco2k and producer whitearmor.
The influencer-turned-rapper who has found fans in Telfar and SZA.
"We’re constantly adapting and creating our own ecosystems based on what is accessible to us."
The self-taught producer is already one of his generation’s most promising talents.
“For many of my followers posting on Chlamydia Magazine is like therapy, and sometimes I get amazing, heartbreaking messages from people whose days are better now."
"The chance to potentially provide any younger queer person of colour with some sort of representation of a shared or similar experience means a lot to me."
“I hope to nurture a space where we centre sisterhood and strengthen a new tribe of women in media that isn’t typically represented.”
The Nunchuck Princess
The photographer’s company, Tsang Studio, plants 100 trees for every commission.
"If we can use art to educate, archive, and aid these experiences by looking through alternative lenses, including the queer lens, then we should.”
The Bradford-born and Leeds-raised producer at the forefront of a new generation's Junglist movement.
The photographer and image-maker taking over the alternative music scene.
The artist using digital sculpture and animation, as well as video art and AR, to explore notions of otherness.
The curator, writer and artist working at the fore of technology.
The writer and cultural critic who is using contemporary cultural theory outside of its academic constraints.
The Central St Martins' graduate who is an artist, image-maker and self-taught designer all in one.
The coder, web designer and creative technologist working across fashion, art and design.
The nail artist drawing inspiration from his past life as a fisherman on the island of Kii Oshima.
The artist and writer whose work encompasses poetry, critical theory, queer studies, intersectionality, and anti-colonialism.
The visionary interdisciplinary designer working at the cutting edge of creative technology.
The online personality with a unique ability to glide over the internet’s planes.
The cook who is reclaiming, decolonizing, and celebrating the plant-based foods of her heritage.
The self-described “search-engine-optimised” musician.
The set designer whose fantastical scenes bring out the playfulness of fashion.
The amputee football organisation building hope in the aftermath of Sierra Leone's civil war.
Salone Flying Stars
"I want to see women like us given freedom, a real sense of expression of the individual."
The platform putting a sustainable, high fashion twist on mystery boxes.
The Honduras-born pop star mergeing on-screen sass with post-ironic fashion.
The fashion industry go-to barber combining a deep understanding of traditional techniques with his own innovative style.
The creative collective and talent agency representing some of the boldest, most exciting names in culture.
The content creator, Twitch Ambassador and SD artist who has become an advocate for diversity and representation in gaming.
The first D2C digital fashion brand.
The artist, filmmaker, game maker and writer whose work is an exercise in futuristic world building.
The sound curation platform born out of fashion brand Vivendii.
“A lot of my work seeks to reveal that historically, nails are a strong symbol of resistance, empowerment and identity.”
“Accomplishment is introspective and relates to the position you’re presently at, so what that looks like to me will change as it has so many times since I started hairstyling.”
The collective who are centring the perspectives of POC communities and marginalised genders in urban design.
“We need more bitches like me in all types of spaces: art, history, publishing. So stay tuned.”
The model showing the world that there is beauty in diversity.
The textile designer who created her very own zero-waste garment production system.
“The people I design for are like myself, trans people, and people who subscribe to glamour and femininity.”
"We finally have a chance to be creating our future."
The DJ running one of London's best underground club nights.
"I create looks that are not merely accessory, but rather an extension of a larger artistic vision."
The global community of diverse voices, who are shaping the contemporary cultural landscape.
The writer and activist exploring the root causes of social injustice and holding institutions to account.
The visual artist merging primaeval symbolism with modern-day technology.
“I think of my work as a form of narrative art, as telling a story... My work should read like a movie script.”
The multi-disciplinary creator of fantastical 3D artworks and AR lenses.
The founder of Why Waste?, an organisation working to tackle the global water crisis.
“PALMWINE IceCREAM is a blend of tastes and feelings, which are not necessarily meant to be combined."
The award-winning educator, writer and speaker working to help destigmatise sex and sexual health.
The 23-year-old has gained a dedicated following for her terminally online take on sad girl rap.
The photographer helping champion the creatives of Togo.
The multi-disciplinary artist fighting to make the creative industries more diverse and inclusive.
The multifaceted artist providing a nuanced, holistic exploration of a Black trans experience.
The multimedia artist exploring "the condition of ‘in-betweenness’”.
"I don’t do make-up with the intention of ‘beautifying’ or ‘perfecting’.”
The artist and activist exploring the triangulation of capitalism, architecture, and ableism.
The multidisciplinary artist exploring the complexities of religious, gender, and sexual identities in her work.
The self-taught artist exploring themes of queerness and masculinity through photography, painting, film, mixed media and curation.
The designer exploring his position in the Caribbean diaspora and British society through his pieces.
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