young londoners, straight up

As Ryan Peterson takes to the streets of London to capture its inimitable style, we ask the capital's brightest and boldest about their hopes and dreams.

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Jun 2 2016, 10:20am

Jender Anomie, 24
Where are you from? A seaside village.
What do you do? Nothing much.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Vintage/adult baby design pants.
How would your friends describe you? Ronald McDonald's mistress.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? It's Not Up to You - Bjork
What's the best thing about living in London? Friends.
If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? On a boat.
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? Why so beige?
@an0mie

Phoebe Longley, 20
Where are you from? Brighton.
What do you do? Fashion illustration.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Pachamama daisy jumper, secondhand dress, Vagabond boots.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? Wait - DIIV.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? You can be whatever you want.
What's the best thing about living in London? The opportunities.
If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? Back home in Brighton, I took it for granted.
@pee.wee

Kevin Brennan, 22
Where are you from? Ireland.
What do you do? Study Fine Art.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Vaseline, latex top, jeans, platforms.
How would your friends describe you? Stunnin'.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? The Internet?
What's the best thing about living in London? The diversity, art, music, people.
If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? Berlin, I like the way of life there, more easy going than London.
@kev1n_brennan

Ollie Pins Azarmi, 18
Where are you from? My dad is from Iran, and we lived in New York til I was 6. We live in London now.
What do you do? I study art. I want to be a dermatologist.
How would your friends describe you? I don't really have friends.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? I don't listen to music.
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? Something deep like why are you so self-destructive?
@Persianpins 

Robyn Fitzsimons, 20
Where are you from? Fucking Corby mate.
What do you do? A make up artist and co-founder of 667 collaboration.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Custon Dilara Findikeglu.
How would your friends describe you? A British mess.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? Social Buena Vista Club - Candela.
What's the best thing about living in London? The ability and total freedom to exercise our rights.
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? Marry me?
@952911_

James Spencer, 21
Where are you from? Lancashire.
What do you do? Fashion/illustration/model/drag queen.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Vintage Doc Martins, charity shop trousers (unbranded), lace top eBay (unbranded), vintage cashmere coat.
How would your friends describe you? Rude, elegant, loyal as a lap dog.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner.
If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? New York, because where else would I see my name in lights?
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? I'd ask David Bowie, "Hun do you have any tips?"
@jamesspencerx

Blanket Zoo, 21
Where are you from? The other side of the lake.
What do you do? Creative direction for sixsixseven.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Custom Palomo Spain.
How would your friends describe you? Filthy hot Latino mess.
What music are you playing on repeat right now? Spooky Black.
What's the best thing about living in London? The boys.
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? Where do babies come from?
@blanket667

Maria Vorobyeva, 22
Where are you from? Moscow.
What do you do? Architecture.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Prada lol.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? Age of Consent - New Order.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? Music! And London lets you dream and makes you feel that one day you can take over the world!
If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? Italy
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? WHY?
@mariavorobyeva_

Liam Johnson, 23
Where are you from? Wales.
What do you do? Fashion student.
What are you wearing from head to toe? I'm wearing my tutor's husband's shirt. Levi's and Scorpio boots.
What song are you playing on repeat right now? Cornfed Dames - The Cramps.
What's the best thing about living in London? The different mix of people.
If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? Hollywood.
If you could ask the world one question and get the answer, what would you ask? I wouldn't ask the world anything, I would just tell everyone to dream. 
@liamrhysjohnson

Credits


Photography Ryan Peterson