Next Up Magazine Issue 1
Welcome to the first Next Up digital magazine, the themes of within this issue include independence and individuality. We live in a time where individuals and groups are not waiting for handouts, and young people are increasingly understanding the importance of being independent and unique, when getting their voice heard.
Our aim was to showcase the best and most original people who exemplify this, covering the areas of art, culture, fashion, design and music. In this issue we interview creative collective Paradime, with rapper 4i featuring on the front cover, representing music. We also interviewed the talented artist Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, fashion designer/illustrator Alina Zamanova and street wear brand, 4BYSIX creator Alex Dawber.
As well as interviews we delve in to the world of Parkour, the commercialisation of art, the importance of individuality in fashion and young people and politics. The magazine also features photoshoots from Argiel del Mundo, whose ‘Affinity’ explores the androgynous woman, taking a modern perspective of how today’s women express their independence, through beauty and fashion. Enam Islam takes us to the gritty London streets with ‘Street Photography’.
Special thanks to Bobby Hawkins, Maya Ladwa, Colleen Mills, Roseline Awoyale, Khushboo Rafeez, Marsha Ramsamy, Nicole Gunn, Danielle Manning, Zanna Rollins, Argiel del Mundo, Santiago Gutierrez, Sid Black and Fatawu Issah.