Course: Acting, AUB
How would you describe your style?
Comfortable. My brother once told me, ‘if you’re not in pain, you’re not looking good.’ But I don’t really believe in that. All my clothes are comfortable and they feel nice on my body – it’s a relaxed style.
Who is your style icon?
I’m not sure. I look at a lot of Japanese streetwear for inspiration…Seoul fashion week always has a lot of cool pieces. I don’t know…I’ve always liked the loose, slacker, skateboarder aesthetic – although, I don’t skate. So, I don’t know how valid that is…
What clothing item could you not do without?
Well, I have this lazy over-jacket that I swapped a Versace bag for. And it’s beautiful! It’s got cult leader written on the back…it’s black, it has polka dots on it. I’ve had it for three years, it’s just so versatile and goes with literally everything!
The best party you’ve ever been to?
My mates and I used to go to this abandoned hospital in Barns and we’d bring really, really big speakers and we’d bring lots of spray cans as well, and like tag it up because no one was in there. Yeah, it was really nice. We used to go there a lot and…I don’t know about parties, but we’d gather a big group of people and have a good time. It was really fun, we used to skateboard on the roof and just generally had a mad one. Then the security turned up and everyone had to literally run for their lives! Luckily, we all got away, but they took photos of us and said if we ever came back they’d arrest us for trespassing. So…it doesn’t exist anymore, it was knocked down for luxury flats.
The best thing about being young in 2017?
I think that the best thing is that you have so many things to do and so many opportunities that weren’t there when we were younger. And everything is so much more accepted now. You can really afford to express yourself and not fear judgment as much, I think. That’s what I’d say…
Most annoying thing about the modern world?
Injustice and group mentalities. If I could change one thing about humanity, I would get rid of the idea of forming gangs and not liking other gangs. And I mean from street level all the way to political parties. I think we’d be more productive and constructive if we were able to look past that and look at the greater good, I suppose.
Are you optimistic or pessimistic for humanities future? And why?
Personally, I feel optimistic because…thinking pessimistically isn’t helpful, to be honest. Obviously, there are problems in the world, but the more time you spend thinking about the good things in the world, the better time you’ll have. Most of the bad things in this world are out of our control, so there is no point worrying about them, personally.
Do you think when people look back at our generation, they’ll see it in a negative light or positive?
It will probably be both, I think. If you look back on any generation, they had their problems. I think people would look back on this generation as being a tipping point generation, if that makes sense. We’re experiencing a very big cultural shift because we’ve been raised by fairly open-minded people, so who knows where we are going to go next.