“My old man lives in England so he’d get out of lockdown and be able to go get a haircut or go to the pub, and we’d be here, unable to do bugger all besides go to work and go home.” With more Covid deaths per capita than anywhere else in the UK, youth in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, have been through a lot. THE FACE discovers how they tried – and struggled – to recover.
Generation Covid: The author of the critically acclaimed book Cut Short explains what two pandemic years have done to young people whose lives were already precarious.
We’ve trawled the depths of TikTok, the nichest corners of the internet, London’s sweatiest clubs and local shopping centres to find out what all the cool kids are wearing. From mall rats and happy campers to medieval mystics and Depop drama queens, here’s where the youth are now pledging their sartorial allegiances...