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the next gen of australian fashion, straight up

Sydney photographer Daphne Nguyen shoots the cool kids of Australian Fashion Week.

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Jun 1 2018, 6:35am

Photography Daphne Nguyen

Georgia, 23, student

Describe your generation: Stretching and tearing boundaries, reworking over and over towards something more creative and inclusive. What’s something that’s exciting you? In Sydney it’s seeing the efforts of people still creating beautiful spaces for youth regardless of lockouts. What change would you like to see happen in Australia this year? Give the arts more funding and address why Australia remains the only Commonwealth country to have never signed a treaty with its First Nation.

Rhys, 20, model and student

Describe your generation: Creative and open to new experiences. What’s something that’s exciting you? This workshop called All Girl Electronic, it answers the call for gender and cultural diversity within electronic music production and programming. Do you think you have to leave Australia to be successful? I guess that depends on your definition of successful.

Nya, 21, model and student

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Describe your generation: Defines creativity and free thought, to say the least. What change would you like to see happen in Australia this year? More representation of our Indigenous models, LGBT, women and people of colour. What makes you hopeful for the future? That our society continues creating and being the change we would like to see.

Lucas, 23, musician

What’s something that’s exciting you? Small music scenes bringing people together. What change would you like to see happen in Australia this year? Legalising marijuana. What makes you hopeful for the future? Music and technology broadening the platforms and environments around us.

Ange, 23, artist and model

Describe your generation: Incredibly resilient. What’s something that’s exciting you? The fight for equality of every kind. What’s the most important thing happening in the cultural scene right now? This overwhelming platform of collaboration and creative support. What makes you hopeful for the future? The younger generation.

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