The west London singer-songwriter, poet and fashion muse has had a stellar 2020 – yes, in spite of everything. On the eve of the release of her debut album, she discusses weird dreams about Harry Styles and the Gucci bag that got away.
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Ayton is the megaphone-wielding figurehead of a movement that aims to eradicate institutionalised racism wherever it’s found. As focus turns from marches to three-tier local lockdowns, the 29-year-old is contemplating how to maintain momentum while socially distanced, and how to create real and lasting change within the UK.
Before stepping into the lead in the Netflix Black Swan-esque series, the actor had to schlep as a corporate assistant before taking centre stage.
A 20-year-old star of the social media age, Beabadoobee is part of the first generation to have near-instant access to endless socio-cultural archives, using them to create a look that is as much Smashing Pumpkins as it is Lizzie McGuire. She is yesterday, today and, probably, tomorrow. She is MEGA.
Irish photographer Eimear Lynch spent the summer exploring female youth and identity through a series of intimate portraits. Little did she know it would help her discover her sense of self.
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