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Helen Kirkum

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.

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Sam Gregg

Documentary photographer, Sam Gregg explores human emotion through the lens of place and community.

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Sam Monaghan

Experimenting with dyes and pushing the line between art and fashion Samuel Monaghan is Creative Director of Second Best. We sat down with Monaghan to hear how his work has been shaped by his northern heritage and adopting the mentality of the hardcore scene.

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Ania Hobson

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.

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Alex May Hughes

Alex May Hughes is a sign painter hooked on glass leaf, which she uses for her bright and bold designs. For our ‘Up Next’ series she talks us through her technique, the importance of signs and her love for The Simpsons.

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Cass Hirst

Cass Hirst has carved himself an artistic niche, revamping Air Force 1s for A$AP Rocky, Virgil Abloh, Playboi Carti, and more. Watch him discuss his journey, motivations and how he used his brain scan as a stencil for his work.

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Adam Jones

Talented young fashion designer Adam Jones is breaking into the industry with his pub-aesthetic styles. Self-described as ‘the British take on wabi-sabi’ for its appreciation of the imperfect, his work has been a hit with the likes of Neneh Cherry.

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