i-D online is delighted to introduce ‘This is how we do it’, a collaborative effort of six young creatives, who’ve joined forces, lifting the lid on some of London’s most exciting fresh talent.
Over the coming weeks i-D online will be taking a peek at some of the city’s youngest, unsung, creative stars. Pre-university and still escaping puberty, this project aims to celebrate today’s youth united, collectively showcasing each individual’s works. Whilst still raw and uninhibited, the feature will explore the artistic perspective of six teenagers in the areas of music, film, photography, art and fashion, publishing a new profile each week. The stars of the show are pictured here from left to right: Mimi Wade, Rhys James, Louie Banks, Scarlett Carlos-Clarke, Harriet Verney and Harry Mundy. Keep one beady eye on i-D online for all the latest instalments from the series.
Special thanks to (pictured clockwise from top left):
Tom Weavin - Film maker/Producer
Armed with a camera and a crate-load of charisma, Tom Weavin has launched his career assisting on the sets of music videos for UK artists including Lethal Bizzle and Devlin. A self-confessed ‘college dropout’ equipped with a sarcastic whip, Tom sweet-talked his way into The London College of Communication owing to his need to “feed off an institution’s resources”. Weavin is currently Third Assistant Director on cult film ‘Riot on Redchurch Street’ starring Rhys James (pictured above).
Sami Knight - Freelance Hairdresser and Colourist
Edward Scissorhands with a blonde mop and a twisted tash, Sami Knight was trained and nurtured at London’s original vintage hair salon; Nina’s Hair Parlour. Specialising in the bold, beautiful and bountiful Knight has worked for the likes of Agent Provocateur, Super Super and Tatty Devine. Creating hairdos from various eras with a treasure chest of shades, Sami coloured, caressed and styled all hair for the ‘This is how we do it’ snaps using Oribe Hair Care. His favourite colour is blue.
Sophie Gaten - Assistant stylist/photographer
Mmm… those red lips! A fashion stylist (with style) and a photographer in the making, Sophie’s work is as beautiful as she is. Currently studying at The London College Of Fashion, Sophie has worked closely with photographer Louie Banks styling shoots and dipping her finger in the honey pot that is freelance visual merchandising and design. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture, her own styles and designs are what she describes as “couture based”, constructed with an underlying fascination of the art deco period. Sophie was all hands on deck for the ‘This is how we do it’ shoot.
Lucy Wearing - Make-up artist, singer-songwriter and DJ. (Here’s a woman who can multi-task)
If you haven’t seen Lucy Wearing fronting band The Life The Love & The Grateful or DJ’ing (make up brush in hand) around London, then the image of M.I.A on the front cover of i-D’s Declaration Issue (for which Lucy did the make up) should be enough to confirm Wearing’s unavoidable presence on the fashion and music circuits. Her career started with decorating M.I.A’s face and flash forward a few years, Ellie Goulding is the latest lucky Brit to have Lucy doing her make up. Wearing currently teaches at The London College Of Fashion (she’s what they go to school for) and has recently set up Studio in Palace with her partner Graeme Dalton, an inexpensive place for people to be creative. A tremendous thank you to the pair for allowing i-D online to trash the palace and to Lucy for wielding her MAC cosmetics and painting all the pretty faces for the ‘This is how we do it’ photos.
Head here to see our This Is How We Do It series in full.