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Meet the creatives of St. Petersburg

Photographer Online Lipnem lensed his friends in bed, because where else do you have to be this year?
i-D Staff
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Women, queer and trans New Yorkers of colour on the future they want to see

At a time that feels particularly uncertain for the USA, seven of New York's most inspiring young creatives share their hopes for the future ahead.
Mahoro Seward
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Black Japanese youth discuss BLM and their experiences of racism

The East Asian nation is home to a sizeable Black diaspora, but the experiences of its members are rarely represented in Japan's cultural mainstream.
Sogo Hiraiwa
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New York's DJs on the chaotic future of clubbing

“When this is over I hope to see more Black and brown kids in spaces like Nowadays, Good Room and Public Records. I want to see more intersectionality between different scenes.”
Nicole DeMarco
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LA creatives on the importance of authenticity

Styled in looks from Polo’s fall 2020 collection, six young people share how they bring together their passions and personal style.
Erica Euse
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Meet the young creatives of Kosovo

Six inspiring artists tell us about their everyday lives, their hopes for the future and why it's so difficult to pursue the arts in Kosovo.
Donat Vatoci
Klara Gordon
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Shibuya's youth reflect on COVID-19

Captured just as Japan's COVID-19 response began escalating, these photos feature the city's youth coming to terms with the coming crisis.
i-D Team
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Tokyo's youth sound off on how they'll change the future

In these portraits Hordur Ingason​ captures a contemplative new generation of Tokyo youth.
Tsukasa Tanimoto

Adwoa threw a Gurls Talk party to celebrate International Women's Day

London photographer Heather Glazzard captured guests, straight up, as they share stories of the women inspire them the most.
Frankie Dunn

Singapore's new generation are forging a creative renaissance

In the past, living a creative life within the city's rigid set of rules wasn't easy — now a new era of young people are using that as inspiration to work even harder.
Briony Wright

This mysterious new club is Kyiv's latest creative refuge

Take an exclusive first look at their new publication, profiling the Ukrainian capital's most exciting artists.
Juule Kay
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Meet the latest generation of New York creatives

They tell i-D about inclusivity in beauty, how to make the most of the city, and their hopes for 2020.
i-D Staff