Good Sheffield lad, Corbin Shaw embroiders football flags with pithy phrases like ‘We Need To Talk About Our Feelings’ and 'Loverboy'. Inspired by his Harthill upbringing, his relationship with his Dad, and Pulp’s Common People, the 22-year-old is breaking boundaries and challenging class assumptions.
Helen Kirkum is stitching together both the remnants of shoes and a distinctive new look. The “sneaker collagist” achieves more than a mere recycling job; her creatively customized sneakers have already led to her teaming up with Adidas’ MakerLab project, for her individual take on the Campus 80 silhouette.
Portrait artist Ania Hobson is gaining all the plaudits for her work, leading most notably to her winning the Young Artist BP Portrait Award last year. With a degree in fine art, as well as having studied Portraiture at the Florence Academy of Art and at the Princes Drawing School, there’s no limit to what Hobson can achieve.