Hedonism for London’s next generation – here, creative consultant Zaina Miuccia and band manager Basti Robert - carries a powerful sentiment: the belief that shared ideas and real-time action can bring about positive change.“I started out by selling liquorice at music festivals. I now work tirelessly to create a space where musicians can be themselves.”
Miuccia’s style story has taken her to London by way of Lagos and Paris, where she is surrounded by the photographers and designers who document and design for the stars of a new underground world. Today her petite frame is swathed in ripped and repaired denim, a pair of metallic cowgirl boots hinting at mischief. She’s chatting animatedly about an upcoming trip to Jamaica, “but maybe France first”. There’s an iconoclastic edge to her fashion sense that defines a modern mood of fearlessness and freedom - a female force who generates change without necessarily being aware of it. How important is her power to move freely from city to city and project to project? “Vital,” she says, adjusting the exaggerated sleeves of an eye-popping fuchsia knit.
Both figures see their networks as central to their creative momentum: “Change starts from the people around you,” Robert adds. “I find inspiration with them to set about doing something that brings the light in.”