Georgia Moot model Dazed 100
Georgia Moot model Dazed 100
“I want to start a mentoring program for teens and young adults in the UK wanting to crack the creative industries

Georgia Moot

Age - 23
 London, United Kingdom
@georgiamoot
Georgia Moot
“I want to start a mentoring program for teens and young adults in the UK wanting to crack the creative industries

At six feet tall, with auburn curls teased high and a green-eyed stare, you may well recognise Georgia Moot from the runway of Jean Paul Gaultier’s captivating final couture show in Paris. From haute couture Parisian catwalks to shows for Charlotte Knowles and Helmut Lang, and campaigns for Converse and Coach, Moot started it all after being spotted in a Peckham McDonalds.

“Growing up, I didn't necessarily see people who looked like me and I didn’t hear people in mainstream media discussing issues that faced me and the people around me,” the Londoner explains. “Now multiple voices are being heard and different people at the table. I would love to be known as being a part of that movement.”

The model and presenter melds her fashion world sensibilities with her degree in sociology to explore the cultural spectrum with a socio-political lens in her continuing work, including the Dr Martens’ podcast series Talking Tough, in which she interviews creatives of varying backgrounds and identities working to make their industries more diverse and informed. Through 2020, Moot remains fiercely vocal about the need for more underrepresented voices at fashion’s table, with another interview series with fashion and art’s leading voices in the works.

What or who gives you hope and why? 

Georgia Moot: This sounds mad, but honestly TikTok. The internet and social media understandably gets such a bad rep but TikTok gives me some hope. The compilation videos have me in stitches, and are undeniably shaping culture. It makes me happy to see kids being creative and having autonomy, it’s cool. Plus, when Vine died, I thought that the internet’s entertainment was gone so thank God for TikTok. And then Amika George (founder of the Free Periods campaign) is doing amazing work! 

What issues or causes are you passionate about and why? 

Georgia Moot: I’m a mixed race woman who has experience with anxiety, and mental illness is something that has personally affected many of my friends and family – everyone knows someone who it has impacted. I wrote an article about my mum and her experience of being a black woman with bipolar – I am so lucky that my mum is open and vocal about her experiences. Her transparency and honesty made me so proud.

“Now multiple voices are being heard and different people at the table. I would love to be known as being a part of that movement” – Georgia Moot

There are so many circumstances that can impact the way someone lives their life and these can all be so strongly interwoven – gender, ethnicity, religion. These circumstances affect mental health and shape the way in which someone sees the world. It’s the most important thing to discuss and to find shared experiences, especially among NHS cuts and neglect from our government. 

What creative or philanthropic project would you undertake with the £10k grant should you win the Dazed 100? 

Georgia Moot: I would start a mentoring program held around the country, for teens and young adults wanting to get into the creative industries. For so many reasons, creative jobs can seem unattainable, elitist, and intimidating. I think it would be useful to hear from people within the industry who have succeeded and how they’ve done it. Being young can be so stressful and it’s so easy to feel lost or alone. Role models and reassurance are so important! 

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