With a brand new year, comes a brand new roster of creative talent to watch. In this new world of hyper-consumption – where attention spans are shortened, creative boundaries are crushed and possibilities are limitless – thriving as a creator can be exhausting. But if there’s one thing that the next horde of designers, artists and musicians know for sure, it’s that no matter the competition – there is always something new to present to the world.
From cyber-core jewellery creations to break-out producers, these are the next generation of creators that you need to keep on your radar in 2023.
Take a look at Gleb Kostin’s (aka @glebkostinsolutions) Instagram page and you’ll be instantly drawn in by a mood board of haunting diary entries, Habbo-Hotel style graphics and tantalising textile experimentations.
The designer’s brand, known as ‘Nobody Solutions’, portrays his collections of Gummo-inspired Bunny Boy balaclavas, apocalyptic jewellery designs and ‘Second Skin’ apparel through his avant garde trains of thought, including beautiful videography and haunting illustrations. His haunting designs are reminiscent of a core-gone-by – a futuristic reimagining of Trainspotting, Donnie Darko and Fight Club rolled into one. Collaborating with the likes of Andrew Mok, AKA Offgod on a pair of silicone, avatar-adorned Air Pods Max headphones and even venturing into the world of hand painted figurines, this multidisciplinary creator is making moves.
Paris based 3D-Designer Rohan Mirza is one to watch. The creator’s’ alien-esque, metallic designs have begun to garner a cult following, featuring kraken-shaped ear cuffs and futuristic body adornments. Venture over to her Instagram page @marierohanaa and you’ll be welcomed by a plethora of chromatic creations such as gleaming silver bows, cyborg-friendly accessories and 3D-printed avant-garde alien creations.
And whilst Mirza’a designs seemingly transport you to the year 3000, we’re already watching out for this creator in 2023.
Designer Canyaon’s nature-defying sneaker creations have been on our radar for a while, and we’re certain that 2023 will be the concept-creator’s year to shine.
Featuring rainforest furnished Oakleys and vegetable bedecked Nikes, the designer’s weird and wonderful sneaker constructions are deliciously satisfying to scroll through. His imagination has already caught the attention of over 111k avid followers on Instagram, with comments such as ‘VISIONARY’ left beneath his work on a daily basis. Don’t mind us if you catch us in a pair of pomegranate TN’s.
Finn Rush-Taylor’s conceptual pieces blend VR with reality, and his futuristic kick-focused creations have caught the attention of labels such as Axel Arigato and Kidsuper already.
Mixing a range of real life sneaker releases with conceptual mock ups such as a dancing Gucci sonic and a Bape leg warmer creation, the digital artist and designer’s work is spreading like wildfire. His eye for aesthetics doesn’t go unnoticed either – with batch uploads of kaleidoscopic VR collections lined up like skittles on his Instagram page, this London-based creator is blurring the line between virtual design and wearable footwear.
Hailing from Pennsylvania, USA, BNYX is setting the tone for he next generation of producers. Settling into the niche music subculture of Vaportrap – a synthy form of trap sound championed by the likes of Destroy Lonely – the artist is on the brink of something big.
With production credits on 6 songs from Yeat’s 2022 album Lyfë – responsible for viral hits like ‘Out The Way’ and ‘Talk’ – the hitmaker’s cutting-edge beats are taking the world by storm, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.
You may have heard a havoc-inducing, haywire track called ‘girlfriend’ pop up more than a few times on your TikTok feed over the past few months. Introducing its creator: Hemlocke Springs – a recently crowned Spotify ‘rising radar’ star and self proclaimed spreader of ‘weird girl energy’. The rising star has only released two songs, yet has already featured in the likes of NME and Rolling Stone, as her ‘once secret’ indie-pop music has taken the world by storm.
With catchy melodies, chaotic hooks and fresh off the bat of her highly anticipated 80s-themed camcorder shot music video for ‘girlfriend’, we can’t wait to see what Springs does next.
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