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i-D's ones to watch melbourne

i-D Staff

i-D Staff

We're consistently amazed and inspired by the clever people surrounding us: so we got Gen Kay to shoot the Melbourne-based creatives lighting up i-D's radar right now.

seala lokollo-evans

Age?
21

Occupation?
Model/Artiste.

Proudest Achievement?
So far working and traveling with many great people and making life relationships along the way.

What's the best thing about being young and creative in 2014?
The ability to completely create your own self with no limits or boundaries restraining your possibility.

Who or what inspires you?
People who deal with lives of great difficulty. People who survive to live the gift of life. They are the ones who inspire me.

What makes you hopeful for the future?
What gives me hope in the future is that I know there are people on Earth striving to save the world and all its precious life.

Seala wears vintageoveralls, Pageant top, Lucy Folk earrings and rings, POMS earrings and rings.

@sealaloko

stephanie downey

Age?
32.

What's your occupation?
Fashion designer, owner of womenswear brand Dress Up.

What's been your proudest achievement?
Growing my business to the point it is at today on my own.

What makes you hopeful for the future?
The power of love. And migration to other planets.

What's the best thing about being young and creative in 2014?
The opportunities for marketing yourself are so accessible and affordable through social media and e-commerce, if you are talented and driven, being successful in creative fields feels achievable.

Who or what inspires you?
Girls.

Steph wears Dress Up.

@dress_up_clothing

matthew francis linde

Age?
24.

What's your occupation?
Director of Centre for Style and PhD Candidate at RMIT University.

What's been your proudest achievement?
Brief moments of happiness.

What makes you hopeful for the future?
Improved welfare, H.B. Peace, Rare Candy, Telfar, writtenafterwards, Signe Boman, Eckhaus Latta, World Food Books, the collapse of right-wing government, cafe culture, Kim Gordon, Jane County, Body by Body, Susan Cianciolo, Rita Ackermann, Ooga Booga, Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, 356 Mission, Odwalla 88, artist grants, The Centre for Style Rag, Superstar (band), ffiXXed, Kate Meakin, Meredith Monk, D&K, Tao, Hari Nef as hollywood actress, Cathy Wilkes, K8 Hardy, Adeline Andre, Bernadette Corporation, Bernhard Willhelm, dogs eating at restaurants, chocolate, infinite battery life, red wine and grand pianos, suffering of all past bullies, brief moments of happiness :-)

What's the best thing about being young and creative in 2014?
Avoiding the label of "young and creative".

Who or what inspires you?
De-financialization.

Matthew wears Laura Fanning scarf, Daniel Palillo jumper, Dries van Noten top, Rare Candy skirt, Blake Barns legging-socks, Target shoes.

@maffewlinde_dude

martha brown aka banoffee

Age?
25 as of last week!

What's your occupation?
I play music and I write every now and then.

What's been your proudest achievement?
Having the friends that I have. I don't know how anyone puts up with me - keeping them is my proudest achievement! If we are talking about work then releasing my latest EP is also something I'm proud of. I'm proud of it, but I'm more-so proud of the fact that I got to the end point and got it out there. Some projects feel never-ending, and making something that is so revealing definitely felt like a long and scary process. I'm proud that I got there.

What makes you hopeful for the future?
The fact that I've done so much I thought I was too scared or not good enough to do and witnessing the same for others. I feel like I've seen a lot of change in the last couple of years, and I've learnt how much comes from one trigger in time. I've hopeful that there will be many triggers that make my future interesting.

What's the best thing about being young and creative in 2014?
Being a part of something that is buzzing, transforming, and inclusive; the people I work alongside in the music and arts industries are so inspiring and encouraging - I feel really lucky to be apart of such a community.

Who or what inspires you?
Difficult and evil question. I'm going to go simple and say relationships. I find the way one thing affects another so interesting. Humans are crazy and complex, and observing the way their insides work is incredible and very inspiring. I write a lot about the internal relationships of emotions, hormones, chemicals - all of the things about humans that I don't understand at all. A lot of the time writing music about something that doesn't make sense to me helps to solve the puzzle; or at the very least it helps me to come to terms with things the way they are.

Martha wears P.A.M.

@banoffeemusic

emi ueoka

What's your occupation?
Illustrator

What's been your proudest achievement?
I made a zine with my husband for Nieves, the publisher we both long admired. That was really fun. Creating illustrations for The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Plant was also a dream come true.

What makes you hopeful for the future?
I'd like to think that more time and practice makes for better days ahead.

What's the best thing about being young and creative in 2014?
Location matters less, and you can be creative in one way or more. You can just do it.

Who or what inspires you?
Little moments, art, books and cool girls in my own world.

Emi wears Celeste Tesoriero shirt.

@emi_ueoka

bernadette francis and laura albee barton

Age?
25 and 28

What's your occupation?
PER—TIM designers.

What's been your proudest achievement?
Seeing stuff we've made on people we love.

What makes you hopeful for the future?
The phenomenal amount of talent, ingenuity and new ways of thinking in Melbourne.

What's the best thing about being young and creative in 2014?
The opportunities, encouragement and support systems available to us—if you've got something genuine to offer the world, there's an outlet for you.

Who or what inspires you?
The world wide web, feline idiosyncrasies, daily rituals, each other.

Albee wears Dress Up top, Sea Shepherd t-shirt, Claude Maus jeans. Bernie wears Romance Was Born skirt, stylist's own t-shirt

@pertimthelabel

Credits


Photography Gen Kay
Styling Britt McCamey
Hair and Makeup Holly Rose Butler & Julie Provis