this is london, straight up

Follow Bolade Banjo's lens through London's streets and around its parks, as we hit up the capital's bright young minds and ask them what the future looks like.

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27 May 2016, 8:05am

Sarah Small, 21
Where are you from? Harrow.
What do you do? Student at CSM.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Vans, trousers from Uniqlo, T-Shirt is from somewhere in Tokyo. 
What is style to you? Rih Rih.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Drake ft PARTYNEXTDOOR - With You
Where's your favourite place to hang out? Waitrose.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? Freedom (to some extent!)
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Going to Japan for a month!
@sarahsmallll

William Melling, 21
Where are you from? Waterloo.
What do you do? I'm in actor.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Orlebar Brown polo shirt.
What is style to you? Style to me is what represents the life you live.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Ken Ring - 2000 Talet.
Where's your favourite place to hang out? At the moment, The Lord Nelson pub in Waterloo.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? We've still got something to prove. 
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? I'd like to travel to Marseille this summer, to watch England - Russia.
@m8lling

Najia Saas, 20
Where are you from? London, but originally half Chinese/half Arabic.
What do you do? I'm studying photography at London College of Fashion. I also work as a casting assistant at AAMO casting. And sell clothes for Céline.
What are you wearing from head to toe? A heart necklace that was my mums. A kimono blouse I found in China Town. A Harrington from a charity shop. My Céline work tapered trousers. Nike socks from an outlet store. And Acne emoji trainers in satin.
What is style to you? The ability to expose your character on your exterior.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Rihanna's album ANTI and Sofia Coppola film compilation albums like Lost In Translation and The Virgin Suicides.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? Internet access to the world/cheaper travel (to the world... not TFL... budget planes).
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? I'm going to Tokyo for two weeks - staying at a kawaii apartment I found cheap on Airbnb. Gonna get loads of cheap cameras and custom made kimonos.

Dajay Brown, 19
Where are you from? London.
What do you do? Sales assistant at Blitz. Actor.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Nevica Jacket (charity shop), Puma hat, Topman ripped jeans, Casio watch, Vintage rings (Spitalfields market), Rebook Instapumps.
What is style to you? Self expression, it promotes the idea of individuality. A way of celebrating and embracing differences.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Fuse O.
Where's your favourite place to hang out? South Bank or Brick Lane.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? Our generation now understand the importance of being a self-reliant individual.
Where are you looking forward to going this summer? National youth theatre through August.
@DajayBrown/@d.r.brxwn

Tara Albini, 18
Where are you from? London
What do you do? Student and part-time model.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Ralph Lauren coat, Nike tracksuit bottoms, Jordan 11s and picked the jumper in a vintage store.
What is style to you? Comfort.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Roberto Roena - Que Se Sepa.
Where's your favourite place to hang out? The Tate members' cafe. 
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? There's more platforms to express yourself.
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Travelling and hopefully learning French.
@tara.albini

India Albini, 20
Where are you from? London.
What do you do? Student.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Canada Goose, Stussy tank, velour track pants.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? KA - YU - BadgalRIRI.
Where's your favourite place to hang out? Parkland Walk.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? Global consciousness. Access to information/ideas/culture.
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Sun, travel, food, drink.

Sara Abbott, 21
Where are you from? B'ham Erdington
What do you do? Retailer/bartender/student.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Headwrap, vintage African shirt, skinny jeans, red wings and Monki trench coat.
What is style to you? Non verbal expression.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Sound The Sirens - Skindred.
Where's your favourite place to hang out? The Victoria pub/club.
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Holiday to Thailand then university.
@sdl_abbott 

Brogan Fraser-Taylor, 23
Where are you from? Birmingham
What do you do? Fashion design student, but I also work in retail.
What are you wearing from head to toe? Coat and top are from COS, the jeans I borrowed from a friend years ago and somehow never gave them back. And Vans on my feet.
What is style to you? A personal (for?) self expression. Or you just put clothes on.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? I wish I had a really cool answer, but I have been listening to Usher - Confessions all week.
Where's your favourite place to hang out? Pubs, in Moseley, which is a borough of Birmingham. Perfect on a Sunday afternoon.
What's the best thing about being young in 2016? Such easy access to anything and everything!
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Barbeques in the sun (if we get any that is)
@Broganftaylor

Credits


Photography Bolade Banjo