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We’ve collaborated with Disney to co-nominate a definitive portfolio of all the most exciting young artists and visionaries who regularly pass through our Houses

Friday 28 July 2023   By Soho House

Welcome to the future. Produced in collaboration with our teams across Europe, the first ever Soho 100 list is a definitive portfolio of the most exciting talent who are part of the Soho House community. From film and TV talent, both in front of and behind the camera, to fashion, music and art pioneers, these are the bright young creatives blazing a trail.

Disney, which celebrates 100 years this year, has nominated a selection of the talent featured on the list. Each one will donate a one-of-a-kind piece that celebrates their favourite Disney character or story, which will be in support of Make-A-Wish®.

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Chris Allen
Comic artist, Texas

Allen was born in New York and raised just outside of Orlando, Florida, where he developed a passion for comic art at a young age. He began his professional career in the 1990s, with his distinctive style quickly making him one of the most sought-after artists in the industry. Allen has worked on titles including Spider-Man: Miles Morales and X-Force, and is now the only US member of Marvel’s 2023 Stormbreakers: a select group of global artists hired by Marvel. Allen is currently creating his own corner of the Marvel Universe, illustrating the upcoming Black Panther comic book series.

Artist, São Paulo

Marcus Vinicius d’Andrea Coelho, also known as Revolue, has more than 13 years of experience in research and artistic development. Revolue’s practice is distinctly contemporary but covers a range of genres: he pairs oil painting with less traditional elements, such as crayons and spray paint, to create a unique personal style that can be best described as the perfect marriage of classic with urban street art. His expressive works portray the nuances of chaotic human nature, and have gained both national and international acclaim. He’s currently represented by galleries in Vienna, New York and Asia.

Thiago Toes
Artist, São Paulo

Toes is a multimedia artist who embraces painting and sculpture to create sensorial spaces and experiences. Having been awarded the Garimpo prize for emerging Brazilian artists by DasArtes magazine back in 2015, his work has subsequently been exhibited in several of Brazil’s most revered spaces, including the Memorial da América Latina and Sesc Belenzinho, as well as Paço das Artes. Internationally, he’s also participated in the artistic residency at the 13th International Art Week in Lüben, Germany, and created a mural for the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk.

Priya Ahluwalia
Fashion designer, London
Member, White City House

The designer has won a host of accolades for her label Ahluwalia, from the 2020 LVMH Prize to the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II award for British Design – plus, she was named Leader of Change at the 2022 Fashion Awards. Her creativity doesn’t stop there. Ahluwalia – whose studio is based at 180 Strand – has turned her talents to filmmaking, and is signed as a director with Ridley Scott’s Black Dog agency. She has also released two books: Sweet Lassi, which focuses on overconsumption in the clothing industry, and Jalebi, exploring what it means to be a young person of mixed heritage in the UK.

Musician, Bogotá

Andrés Acosta Jaramillo is better known by his stage name Gusi, the nickname his mother gave him as a child. It was during his youth that the Colombian star fell in love with music, when his grandfather introduced him to the songs of the greatest troubadours. Throughout his career, Gusi has recorded as both a solo artist and, most famously, as a member of the Latin Grammy-nominated duo Gusi & Beto. In November 2022, he made his debut as a mentor on Caracol TV’s reality show La Descarga. Another fun fact: the guitar Gusi plays today is the same one his father gave to his mother when they first started dating.

Favour Jonathan
Artist, London

Nigerian-born, London-based multi-disciplinary artist Favour Jonathan specialises in metalwork, creating art that is steeped in African and British history. Her work has appeared at the Royal Academy, Tate Modern and internationally at the Lagos Biennial in 2019. Her inspiration sparks from her hometown and the layers of history in the Institute of International Visual Art at the Stuart Hall Library art. One of Jonathan’s personally prized pieces is a realistic heart made out of steel and copper, the size of an adult’s palm. Created in 2017, the creation has a speaker placed inside so the owner can play whatever their heart desires while the metal produces satisfying vibrations.

Lauren Ridloff
Actor, Texas
Member, Soho House Austin

Lauren Ridloff is a Tony Award-nominated actor from Chicago. After winning Miss Deaf America in 2000, Ridloff became a teacher. Her big break came in 2018, when she was hired to tutor director Kenny Leon in American Sign Language for his Broadway revival of the play Children Of A Lesser God. Leon eventually cast her in the lead role opposite Joshua Jackson. Ridloff then found mainstream success and international recognition after roles in The Walking Dead, The Sound Of Metal, co-starring Riz Ahmed, and as Marvel’s first deaf superhero in Eternals, opposite Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

Nic Klein
Illustrator, Munich

Klein is a comic book artist and illustrator who is part of Marvel’s Stormbreakers’ Class of 2023 – a programme that highlights the best up-and-coming artists in the comic book industry. Klein is known for his previous collaboration with writer Donny Cates on the comic Thor. Other credits include a veritable who’s-who of superheroes, namely Deadpool, Captain America and Winter Soldier. However, his latest work can be seen with the revival of a classic: the new Incredible Hulk comic book series, which he created with renowned writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson – the first issue was released back in June.

Roberta Lobeira
Artist, Mexico

Lobeira discovered her love of art at the age of five. She began her formal education in fine art at Mexico’s University of Monterrey, and continued her studies in New York, Paris and Mexico City. Her signature style is reminiscent of magical realism: poetic, richly coloured works inspired by nature, fashion and music, all steeped in symbolism. Lobeira is a hugely successful independent artist – her resume boasts more than 25 exhibitions at galleries across Mexico, the USA and Europe, such as her recent solo show Retrouvailles at the Pinacoteca de Nuevo León in Mexico.

Musician, Italy

Singer-songwriter Yendry Cony Fiorentino grew up between the Dominican Republic and Italy. After a turn on the Italian X Factor earlier on in her career, Yendry finally burst onto the music scene in 2021, with notable collaborations with J Balvin, Damian Marley, Mozart La Para and Emotional Oranges. One Barack Obama also declared her track ‘YA’ as one of his songs of the year in 2021. She cites her musical influences as Etta James, Frank Ocean and Beyoncé, and her upcoming debut album – a marriage of merengue, salsa, R&B and electro – is already one of 2023’s most hotly anticipated releases.

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Graphic designer, Tokyo

Born in Osaka in 1987, Verdy moved to Tokyo in 2012 to join the esteemed illustration and graphic design group, VK Design Works. A graduate of the Tokyo street scene, today he is arguably best known for his pioneering projects Girls Don’t Cry and Wasted Youth, the latter being the first project he designed for himself. It’s easy to see his ardent love of rock, emo and punk in his designs, often referring to his favourite book, F*cked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art Of The Punk Rock Movement as a source of inspiration.

Chandricka Carr
Fashion designer, Philadelphia

Carr’s career is rooted in education – she is a graduate in fashion design from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a subsequent design programme at Pensole led to her creating a trainer for Puma. She is now part of the adidas School for Experiential Education in Design (otherwise known as S.E.E.D.), which is located in Brooklyn, New York. ‘When I need inspiration, I travel, whether it’s physically or mentally,’ she says. ‘Even a train ride in the city where I’m living can spark inspiration for me. I like to explore the differences around me in order to open my mind to new possibilities and understanding.’

Tyler McGillivary
Fashion designer

Born in Washington, D.C, McGillivary now resides in New York and is the founder of her namesake label. ‘My favourite place in New York is the Botanical Garden in the Bronx,’ she says. ‘The concept for my pieces for Disney’s Create 100 [a floral embellished handbag] was inspired by the garden’s orchid show. I was reminded of Bambi when Thumper emerges from a pile of flowers.’

Kendall Bessent
Photographer and creative director

Bessent, who divides his time between New York and Atlanta, explores the complexities of Blackness through his work. ‘When I’m in a creative block and I need to feel inspired, I dive into music videos, movies, or iconic fashion images,’ he says. ‘But my earliest creative hero was my mother, who is a hairstylist. Growing up in the salon and watching her create inspired me to do the same. She really nurtured my artistic side and is one of the biggest reasons I am where I am today.’

Aliyah Salmon
Textile artist

Florida native Salmon now resides in Brooklyn, and her work focuses on the playful relationship between colour and form. ‘I grew up in Orlando, 10 minutes from Disney World, and it’s always been a fountain of inspiration for me – the playful nature of the architecture and the attention to detail at the parks,’ she says. ‘I often go back there, and to other places in Orlando, just to remind me of my roots and give me a jolt of creative energy.’

Gabriela Noelle

Cuban-American artist Noelle creates playful art and interactive objects inspired by childhood. ‘Since my work is all about speaking to the inner child, when I need to feel inspired, I go to my local skating rink,’ she says. ‘It’s pretty much an actual time portal to the 1990s. Not one thing has been renovated or updated, from the dark carpet with fluorescent shapes to the formica dining tables. The music also transports me to a different time. It clears my mind and ideas start to flow.’

Daziah Green

Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Green is a former athlete-turned-multifaceted creator. ‘My dad was a great artist who taught me how to draw. He also taught me to follow my dreams and face every obstacle head-on. He always said, “You can do anything you put your mind to”,’ says Green. ‘I’m super proud of the sneaker I am donating to Disney’s Create 100, in support of Make-A-Wish®. It is inspired by Mirabel from Encanto.’

Clarence Ruth
Fashion designer

Designer Ruth has worked for fashion titans such as Tom Ford and was most recently the winner of the Tommy Hilfiger x Harlem’s Fashion Row design competition. ‘My creative heroes and icons are Frederick Douglass, Hedi Slimane, Tommy Hilfiger, Ann Lowe
and Jesus Christ,’ he admits. ‘But spending time with my son is when I feel most inspired. The way he views the world brings me a new perspective. I want him, and the generations to follow, to live in a better, more inclusive world.’

Jackson Wiederhoeft
Artist, storyteller and designer

Winner of the VOGUE/CFDA Fashion Fund in 2022, Wiederhoeft’s designs have been worn by A-listers including Lady Gaga and Rihanna. ‘My most creative moments almost always happen as I’m walking alone at night,’ they say. ‘I love the buzz and rumble of New York
but most days are a sensory overload. At night, the city calms down, and so do I. It’s a good time to digest the feelings and visuals of the day, and let it all marinate. New images start to form in the stillness. Suddenly a collection, a poem, an idea is born.’

Taofeek Abijako
Designer, New York

In 2018, when Abijako presented his debut SS19 collection for Head of State at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, he became the youngest-ever designer to show at the event. He is renowned for his ability to express social and political commentary through his work, which led to him appearing on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and becoming a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist. For Disney’s Create 100, Abijako created a shirt that combined Head of State’s signature design language with Winnie the Pooh.

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Sara Shakeel
Artist, London

Shakeel is a former dental student-turned-award-winning artist and Instagram sensation (she has one million followers). The Pakistani-raised, London-based artist has no formal training, yet is renowned for her digital collages that incorporate hand-embellished crystals. These images came to life in 2019, when Browns collaborated with the artist on a range of glittering merchandise. ‘My art is either a story I want to live for myself, something I have witnessed, or a life I want to give to others,’ she says. ‘I like to think I’m leaving behind a small piece of my heart and soul in everything I create. Its sole purpose is to spark joy.’

Bella Bruzzese
Designer, Sydney

Based in Sydney, Australia, and with a background in fine art and fashion, Bruzzese has created print and textile designs for international pop icons such as Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Cardi B. She launched her artist-in-residency print collaboration with the Australian brand Sass & Bide in 2022 and was included in the Artist Profile booth curated by 3:33 Art Projects for the 2022 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. Bruzzese has also recently had her work displayed internationally at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the OnePlus music festival in Mumbai.

Ader Error
Fashion designers, South Korea

Back in 2014, an anonymous group of South Korean creatives gathered together to create Ader Error: a brand that aimed to channel art and culture through fashion. The name stands for ‘but near missed things’, reflecting the designers’ approach to their craft, which takes inspiration from everyday moments – ones that are often missed. Today, the brand delivers season after season of playful, gender-neutral clothing, often featuring voluminous shapes and rich colour. As a result, Ader Error has gradually accrued an ardent following of Instagram followers and real-life customers.

Danielle Soong
Jewellery designer, Malaysia

Malaysian-born artist Danielle Soong creates intricate, hand-crafted jewellery for her brand Tzu, which is sold through Instagram (@tzu.stuff). Soong's designs are influenced by her time living in Borneo, where she learnt about the local traditional craft techniques – as a result, many of Tzu’s pieces feature delicate beading inspired by the region. The earrings, for example, use a variety of Japanese Miyuki beads to create her signature flowers, including tulips, lilies and daffodils in a range of colours – an homage to her mother’s love of flowers, and the natural beauty and botany of her homeland.

Julian Klincewicz
Artist, filmmaker and photographer

The Chicago-born, San Diego-raised multidisciplinary artist is known for his experimental approach to storytelling. ‘When I was 19, I went to Paris for the first time and saw an Olafur Eliasson exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton,’ he says. ‘I left with a clear aspiration to one day show my work there. And that’s what happened in 2021. I shot a series of portraits on VHS — the first video camera I ever owned — and seeing them blown up to about 15 feet tall and shown at an institution of that calibre was a literal dream come true.”

Kimmiski Adams

‘When I feel inspired, I’m most likely listening to music,’ says Adams, a graduate of adidas’s School for Experiential Education in Design (S.E.E.D.) programme, who is now a colour materials designer for the sportswear brand. ‘I try to find new places I have not been to and I keep my notebook and iPad on me. My creative heroes are Pharrell Williams, Nicki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Hype Williams and Beyoncé. I respect the honesty they use to create new realities that so many people connect with.’

Reginald Armstrong

Armstrong is a Los Angeles-based artist who specialises in painting and sculpture. ‘I’m grateful that when I’m in my art studio, the spark always happens and I know my fire will never die out,’ he says. ‘I feel proudest of my largest painting to date, which is currently up on the wall in my studio. It’s about 10x11 feet and demands that the viewer looks at it as soon as they step in the room. My goal is to make works that fit the walls of a museum, or something of that level.’

Leeann Huang
Fashion designer

Huang’s designs blend traditional craft techniques with inventive materials to create colourful, almost fantastical pieces. ‘I created this tailored coat that, when you open it, it reveals an entire dinner setting and feast,” she says. ‘Embroidered with lobsters, fish, oysters and all kinds of accoutrements, it was one of those pieces that just came together really fast and effortlessly one night. It’s part of the FIT Museum’s upcoming Food & Fashion exhibition.’

Coline Creuzot
Singer and songwriter

A proud Houstonian, Creuzot has worked with some of the city’s biggest names, such as Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Lil Keke. ‘Every song I write and sing is a reflection of who I am and where I am in that moment. I’m honestly proud of every piece of work I create. But I must say, I’m super proud to be designing and creating a one-of-a-kind jacket for Disney’s Create 100. It’s exciting to make something that combines my love for music and my favourite Disney Princess, Tiana.’

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Bleue Burnham
Jewellery designer, entrepreneur

British jewellery designer, Bleue Burnham uses jewellery as a medium to heighten and amplify the beauty of a connection to the natural world. Best known for his Rose Garden Signet rings and signature textured finish (much of his jewellery feels more like nature than it does 9kt gold or sterling silver), the brand has an environmentally conscious mindset, while the designs are inspired by naturalism. In the past three years, Burnham has collaborated with Palm Angels and Gucci Vault, working on three projects back-to-back under Alessandro Michele’s direction. Favourite pieces include the classic Oak Signet ring and Antique Pearl bracelet.

Quinta Brunson
Writer, actress and comedian

Before Quinta Brunson played second-grade teacher Janine Teagues in the hit sitcom Abbott Elementary, she was a student of comedy. In 2014, when Brunson’s web series, The Girl Who’s Never Been On A Nice Date, went viral, the internet fell in love with her humorous and relatable videos. Her comedic genius and mass appeal hasn’t let up since. Brunson has shown her range as an actor, writer, comedian and producer appearing in the likes of A Black Lady Sketch Show, Big Mouth and iZombie.

Hussein Suleiman, Abderrahmane Trabsini and Jefferson Osei, Amsterdam
Members, Soho House Amsterdam

Founded in 2012 by Hussein Suleiman, Abderrahmane Trabsini and Jefferson Osei (of Somali, Moroccan and Ghanaian heritage respectively), Daily Paper fuses contemporary streetwear with the fabrics, prints and culture of their pan-African backgrounds. The Amsterdam-based fashion and lifestyle brand began as a blog, which celebrated the trio’s favourite art, music, fashion, history and culture from across the African continent. The three friends used the blog as a way to help them learn more about the backgrounds and history of their motherlands.

Kunichi Nomura
Tastemaker, Japan

Wikipedia describes Nomura as a ‘Japanese writer, actor, radio personality, book editor, interior designer, creative director and DJ from Tokyo, Japan’. We prefer the term ‘tastemaker’, because whatever Nomura thinks is cool will eventually make its way onto your feet, bookshelf, walls and playlist. As a writer, he’s interviewed the likes of Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze and Marc Newson. As a designer and consultant, he’s worked with Beams Japan on its catalogues, and created event spaces for Uniqlo and Nike. He’s even made cameos in films such as Lost In Translation and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Musician, Los Angeles

While singer-songwriter Annahastasia Enuke’s heritage is Nigerian on her father’s side and her mother is from Wisconsin, she is, first and foremost, a self-proclaimed ‘Valley girl’ from Los Angeles. She independently released her debut EP Sacred Bull in 2019, and has since opened for Lenny Kravitz on the European leg of his Raise Vibrations tour. Her haunting and dreamlike ballads, such as the single ‘While You Were Sleeping’ from her latest EP Revival, sit somewhere between Sade and Tracy Chapman. And there’s more: she’s currently working on her first full album, Tether.

Micheal Ward
Actor, London
Member, 180 House

It might come as a surprise to hear that the actor perhaps best known for playing kingpin Jamie Tovell in Top Boy actually lives with his mum in Romford, east London. He was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, before moving to the UK with his family when he was four. Now, he’s had roles in Steve McQueen’s celebrated Small Axe: Lover’s Rock, won a BAFTA Rising Star award and been nominated for another: the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the recent Sam Mendes-directed Empire Of Light. All of this by the age of 25. Mega-stardom awaits.

Giulia Tavani
Jewellery designer, Rome
Member, Soho House Rome

The mind-bendingly surreal forms of Giulia Tavani’s brand anGostura are set to turn the conservative world of fine jewellery upside down. She’s inspired by dreams of ancient gods, mythical creatures and an ‘indigenous culture from an unidentified past’ that she has devised. Fans of her work include Miley Cyrus and Erykah Badu, whose hands are often festooned with Tavani’s oversized rings, amulets and finger moulds. While her design aesthetic has sprung forth from her fertile imagination, Tavani’s success is very much rooted in the real world.

Yinka Ilori
Artist and designer, London
Member, White City House

Colour and pattern are the key features of Ilori’s art and design practice, which spreads joy along with celebrating his Nigerian heritage and London upbringing. The artist recently unveiled his installation ‘Beacon of Dreams’ (2023) at Soho Farmhouse as part of our first-ever Soho Summit. Ilori has also created notable public works and installations, such as ‘Happy Street’ (2019) in London’s Nine Elms, in which a dreary railway underpass was transformed with bright murals, and ‘The Colour Palace’ (2019) – a temporary pavilion at the Dulwich Picture Gallery that paid homage to colours and patterns inspired by West Africa.

Silvia Giambrone
Artist, Rome and London
Member, Soho House Rome

Giambrone’s art uncovers the power dynamics between men and women. Working in the mediums of performance, sculpture, photography, installation and sound, the artist sees her work as part of a long heritage of feminist thinkers and artists, from Helen Chadwick and Judy Chicago to Gina Pane, who used their work to uproot inequality in the home and workplace. Her film Traum (2021/ 2019), an exploration of violence in relationships, has won 11 awards, including Best Performance Art at Fine Arts Film Festival Venice, California. Her work ‘Halo – In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction’ (2018) can be found at Soho House Rome.

Musician, Amsterdam
Member, Soho House Amsterdam

At just 26, singer-songwriter Rimon makes the kind of ethereal neo-soul music that seems precision-tooled for cruising down a sun-drenched Los Angeles boulevard (or maybe a blissful mushroom trip on a beach somewhere hot). Born in Eritrea and raised in Amsterdam, Rimon’s music blends R&B, hip-hop and dancehall with melancholy, heartfelt lyrics about falling in love, falling out of love and finding it again. Funnily enough, the video for her latest single, ‘I Choose U’, features young couples from all walks of life falling in love in New York City. Prepare to hear it everywhere this summer.

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Sin Wai Kin
Artist, London
Member, Shoreditch House

Canadian-born artist and 2022 Turner Prize nominee Sin Wai Kin works in drag to create live performances, moving image, fiction and print inspired by science fiction and popular culture. Their work challenges misogyny and racism both inside and outside of the queer community – the centrepiece of their 2021 exhibition It’s Always You featured a four-piece boyband of masculine drag characters celebrating queer joy. Kin moved to London in 2009 to study at Camberwell College of Art and the Royal College of Art, while also running queer club nights. Their work can be found at Brighton Beach House.

Daryl McCormack
Actor, London

Five years ago, Irish actor Daryl McCormack had just moved to London and was waiting tables while looking for roles. Today, he finds himself a two-time BAFTA nominee for both the Rising Star and Best Actor categories for his role in the comedy-drama Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. In the film, McCormack stars alongside Emma Thompson – his softly, softly sex appeal helps her character, a recently widowed teacher who has never had an orgasm, rediscover her sexuality. You’ve probably also seen him in Peaky Blinders and Bad Sisters. Next up? He co-stars alongside Ruth Wilson in the BBC drama The Woman In The Wall, a thriller set in Ireland.

Jarreau Vandal
DJ and producer, Amsterdam
Member, Soho House Amsterdam

Jarreau Vandal – real name Ellroy Uyleman – made his name DJing and remixing tracks by the likes of Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, MNEK, Rihanna, Diplo and Trippie Redd – bringing his left-field, electronica, hip-hop, dancehall and soul-flavoured magic to their music. Now, he is an artist and in-demand producer in his own right, with albums such as 2021’s Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within capturing the essence of his remix work and club sets via tracks written, produced and performed by him. Check out the vibes from his Boiler Room set on YouTube to see why he’s been hailed by none other than Diplo as the ‘sound of the future’.

Sobhita Dhulipala
Actor, Mumbai
Member, Soho House Mumbai

The former beauty queen and actor is perhaps best known to global audiences for her role as Tara Khanna in the Amazon Prime drama Made In Heaven. The show follows two wedding planners from Delhi as they navigate conflicting demands of modernity and tradition in contemporary India against the backdrop of lavish weddings, which hide secrets and lies. Dhulipala, who is a huge star in India, can speak Hindi, Malay-alam, Tamil and Telugu, and her most recent role is in 2023’s The Night Manager, a Hindi version of the popular BBC thriller based on the John le Carré novel.

Gianni Politi
Artist, Rome
Member, Soho House Rome

Gianni Politi’s abstract paintings are indebted to the history and culture of his hometown, Rome, but also draw energy from the punk irreverence of London’s Young British Artists. In his 2018 US debut Paintings From An Old World, splashes of expressionistic colour found a canvas on heavy shirts made out of raw linen, while 2021’s The Last Stand saw the painter returning to canvas on a grand scale. Politi’s work can also be found on display at Soho House Rome. ‘San Lorenzo is the neighbourhood where my studio is,’ he says. ‘Many artists have their studios here but since Soho House opened nearby, we now also have a home.’

Designer, London

S.S.Daley’s story is the stuff fashion dreams are made of. A Liverpudlian from a modest background comes to study fashion design at the University of Westminster, and via talent, hard work and a lucky coincidence ends up dressing Harry Styles in some of his most iconic looks. Sounds easy, right? Far from it. Daley’s vision, while romantic, has an unusual depth and resonance. While his clothes revel in the idea of bright young things frolicking at a party, his nuanced work reveals that the designer is as critical of the British class system as he is entranced by the trappings of it.

Cat Burns
Musician, London

Only 23 and already a three-time Brit Award nominee, singer-songwriter Cat Burns deftly blends gospel and pop influences with indie guitar balladry for her rapt Gen Z audience. Born and raised in Streatham, south London, she recorded her debut EP Adolescent aged just 16 when she was still a student at the renowned BRIT school, however she struggled to get signed. Then, in 2022, her single ‘Go’ blew up on TikTok – a whole two years after its initial release – and went all the way to number two in the UK charts. It even led to Sam Smith recording a verse for a remixed version of the track.

Diego Calva
Actor, Mexico

Thanks to his role in Babylon, (opposite Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt), Diego Calva has been spending more and more time in Hollywood. He inhabits the role of a Mexican worker in his twenties, and at the beginning of the movie everybody calls him ‘Chico’ because nobody knows his name. In this case, art very much imitated life: the global fanfare and awards buzz around Babylon proved pivotal for Calva, bringing him to the attention of worldwide cinemas. And as a Latin American native, it only made sense that he was the first to do a shoot for the opening of Soho House Mexico City.

Naomi Ackie
Actor, London

A Londoner who’s actually from London, Naomi Ackie, was born in Camden and grew up in Walthamstow, north London, to a dad who worked on the Underground and a mum who worked for the NHS, is best known for her role as Whitney Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Shortly after her part as Bonnie in The End Of The F***ing World, she took on the role of Jannah in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – this set her on the path to becoming Whitney Houston. Coming up is a leading role in Pussy Island – a thriller directed by Zoë Kravitz and co-starring Channing Tatum – plus Ackie will star alongside Robert Pattinson in Mickey 17. Long may her run continue.

Gabriel Rico
Artist, Mexico

Sculptor and installation artist Gabriel Rico brings together seemingly unrelated objects – think taxidermy, ceramics, neon, branches, CDs, glass bottles and phones, as well as his own personal items – to reflect on the relationship between humans and their natural environment. His work nods to the post-Surrealism and Arte Povera movements. Rico has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the world, including the ASU Art Museum in Arizona, MASIN Sinaloa Art Museum in Mexico, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and the 2019 Venice Biennale. His work will also be on display at Soho House Mexico City when it opens this autumn.

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Eric Nam
Singer-songwriter, Seoul

The Korean-American singer-songwriter was all set to be a management consultant, until a YouTube video of him performing caught the attention of a Korean producer who was searching for contestants to feature on the X Factor-style talent show Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star. Nam took part in the show and the rest, as they say, is history. To celebrate 10 years in the music industry, Nam, now a K-Pop icon, recently announced a “reimagined” version of his 2022 album There and Back Again. For the 2023 release, all seven songs have been totally reinterpreted for a sound that feels at once fresh yet nostalgic.

Bianca Saunders
Fashion designer, London
Member, Shoreditch House 

Bianca Saunders is leading a generation of designers whose identities and cultural heritage are integral to their fashion ethos. It’s paying off: the Royal College of Art graduate won the ANDAM Fashion Award in 2021, was shortlisted for an LVMH prize and took home the Golden Picante for Breakthrough Designer at our 2022 awards, held at 180 House – Saunders’ favourite House. ‘I couldn’t stop going there when it opened,’ she says. Her evolved take on menswear blends sharp, minimalist tailoring with draped fabrics and bold optical prints – an aesthetic rooted in her love for London and her Caribbean heritage.

Charity SsB
Musician, Shanghai

Charity SsB has been beamed in from the future by way of Shanghai to electrify the world with his eclectic pop bangers. His experimental fashion image and bold sound – which spans reggaeton, industrial rock, trap and lighters-in-the-air pop – is a product of his hometown, which, with its population of 28 million and neon-drenched skyline is less of a city and more of a Blade Runner-style megalopolis. He is part of the creative collective Genome 6.66 Mbp and Chinese-Korean rap duo Vroskiii, and his 2020 mixtape NIC3 2 MEET U introduced his next chapter as a solo artist.

Gabriel Moses
Photographer, London

The photographer and filmmaker draws deeply from his south London roots and Nigerian heritage to create his portraiture, which is rich in texture and inspired by artists including Gordon Parks and Malick Sidibé. Through Moses’ lens, subjects – whether a rapper from America or a ballet dancer in Lagos – appear epic and timeless. The self-taught artist was offered his first directing role with Nike at the age of 18 and was the youngest photographer to shoot a cover for Dazed. He has collaborated with brands and designers including adidas, Dior, Moncler, Supreme, Burberry, Virgil Abloh and Pharrell.

Musician, London

Singer-songwriter Bellah is on a mission to help put British R&B on the map and make it as successful as its US counterpart. The 26-year-old north London native has been writing and creating music since she was 17. The result: heartfelt lyrics and an easy sound that blends R&B with laid-back Afrobeat vibes. She first came to our attention with her 2019 EP Last Train Home, followed by EPs In the Meantime and The Art Of Conversation. For her latest project, the seven-track Adultsville, Bellah explores her experiences of growing into the woman she is today with a powerful sincerity.

Cecilia Granara
Artist, Paris
Member, Soho House Paris

The Italian artist has lived in countries all over the world – born in Saudi Arabia, she then lived in the likes of Italy, Mexico and the USA before moving to Paris, the city she now calls home. This experience is reflected in her paintings, which often interpret the world around her. During her studies at Central Saint Martins in London, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Hunter College, New York, Granara learnt how formalism and minimalist colour palettes were traditionally considered to have more gravitas than colourful, figurative works. Today, she aims to turn this notion on its head, painting what are often seen to be stereotypical, almost cliched, symbols of femininity, such as butterflies, hearts, flowers and the naked female form. These bright, bold works are often accompanied by poetry and other musings by Granara, which provide further insight into her process.

Saul Nash
Fashion designer, London
Member, 180 House

Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art graduate Saul Nash is a choreographer and dancer as well as an award-winning designer. His inspired use of hi-tech performance materials combined with a choreographer’s eye for theatricality and showmanship results in kinetic, free-flowing designs that deftly blend creativity with functionality. But it’s more than fashion. It’s about liberation, pride in Nash’s heritage and loyalty to northeast London, where his creations are produced. Since winning the Woolmark Prize in 2022, he’s also pioneered new techniques in the longevity and carbon impact of sportswear.

Thukral & Tagra
Artists, Mumbai

Hailing from Punjab, artistic duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra’s practice reflects on a fast-changing and dynamic India with bold, joyful paintings, sculpture, installations, graphic design and videos. One of their most famous series, 2013’s Windows Of Opportunity, explores the socio-political issues behind the Punjabi diaspora – for example, the doctors and accountants who migrate to the West, and what happens to the country and people they leave behind. At once dreamily surreal and pop-art bold, the series questions the meaning of success and contemporary consumerism in modern-day India. You can also find work by the duo at Soho House Mumbai.

Stephanie Hsu
Actor, Los Angeles
Member, Soho House West Hollywood

Stephanie Hsu is one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars, known for roles that represent the Asian American experience. She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her dual role as Joy Wang and villain Jobu Tupaki in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Hsu was born in California and began her career performing in school musicals before studying drama at the prestigious Tisch School for Arts at NYU. Next, Hsu will appear in comedy film Joy Ride, directed by Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim, and new Disney+ series American Born Chinese alongside Michelle Yeoh.

Shah Rule
Musician, Mumbai
Member, Soho House Mumbai

Mumbai-based rapper Shah Rule takes his name from the US rapper Ja Rule and the Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan. As the moniker suggests, his music is a canny blend of US rap and R&B with contemporary Indian pop sounds. The rapper is famous for songs including ‘Default’ and ‘Superstitious’, but got his big break performing alongside Indian superstar Ranveer Singh in a rap battle scene in Zoya Akhtar’s 2022 movie Gully Boy – his first film role. Rule was born in Hong Kong, raised in Moscow, studied in London and now lives in Mumbai – a true nomad.

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Emily Adams Bode Aujla
Fashion designer, New York

The designer is renowned for her inspired use of upcycled and repurposed vintage fabrics for her menswear brand Bode, often worn by the likes of Harry Styles. The Atlanta native was the first female menswear designer to show at New York Men’s Fashion Week and won the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award two years in a row. During her first Paris show in 2019, Bode Aujla showed a pair of striped trousers made from ribbons originally used in the 1970s to make equestrian sports awards. This is typical of her approach; a thrifty yet quirkily posh reimagining of menswear.

Amie Dicke
Artist, Amsterdam
Member, Soho House Amsterdam

Amie Dicke is best known for manipulating images of fashion models found in magazines and newspapers. Her most famous works involve nails smashed into a magazine cover and also images of models that have been cut into with a surgeon’s scalpel, so that they no longer evoke glamour but unsettle. Dicke trained at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam and is based in Amsterdam, where her art can be found at the city’s Soho House, and also at Soho House Rome. Dicke also hosted a workshop at the first Soho Summit at Soho Farmhouse in April.

Danielle Dean
Artist, Los Angeles
Member, Soho Warehouse

Danielle Dean’s multimedia art practice, which includes video, painting, installation and performance, reveals the hidden nightmare behind the American dream as expressed in advertising – you will find examples of her work at Holloway House and Soho House West Hollywood in Los Angeles. Her contribution to 2022’s Whitney Biennial, Quiet As It’s Kept, looked at the Ford Motor company and founder Henry Ford’s fascination with popular cartoon characters. In her critique, Ford’s dream of the open road is in fact a neo-colonialist nightmare of oppression and exclusion.

Musician, Tokyo

Klaxon alert: there’s a new queen bee in town and her name is Awich – short for ‘Asian wish child’, which is the translation of her birth name, Akiko Ursaki. Awich hails from Okinawa, Japan, and fell in love with hip-hop after discovering it in the record shops, clubs and bars that surrounded the nearby US Army base where she grew up. In 2022, she made her major label debut with Queendom, which tells the story of her journey from Okinawa to Atlanta, the imprisonment and murder of her husband in the US and becoming a single mother. Rapped in both Japanese and English, it’s a statement of triumph over adversity, and a celebration of a queen who now rules over everything she surveys.

Leung Chi Wo
Artist, Hong Kong
Member, Soho House Hong Kong

Leung Chi Wo’s practice encompasses video, text, performance and installation, but focuses primarily on photography. His work – which can be seen at Soho House Hong Kong – explores identity in the region and its fractured relationship with mainland China. For one of his most famous works, the Colour Photo series (1999-2003), Leung captured the high-rise buildings against the sky in both Hong Kong and New York. He helped found one of Hong Kong’s very first contemporary art destinations, Para/Site, in 1996 and now teaches at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong.

Prem Sahib
Artist, London
Member, Shoreditch House

With its disembodied hoodies suspended in the air and puffa jackets squished into stark glass frames, abstract installations by the artist Prem Sahib may at first glance appear starkly minimal and formal but are, in fact, loaded with meaning. An alumnus of the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and the Royal Academy, Sahib’s work explores queer culture, intimacy, desire and community – look out for his art across our London Houses, including Shoreditch, White City, 180 and High Road House. In addition to his art practice, Sahib helps to run the queer club night Anal House Meltdown.

Ras Baun Bartram
Stylist, Copenhagen

As a boy, Danish stylist Ras Baun Bartram was bullied at school because he preferred Barbie to G.I Joe; fashion instead of sport. He changed schools four times because his androgynous look marked him out as a ‘weirdo’. Thank goodness for the fashion industry, where Bartram found his true calling as a stylist. He was recently appointed fashion director of 032c magazine, where he works across the magazine, its ready-to-wear line and runway shows. However, it goes without saying that no matter how captivating the looks are that he styles, Bartram reserves his best work for his own gothic, futuristic look.

Lulu Wang
Director, Los Angeles
Member, Soho House West Hollywood

Filmmaker and producer Lulu Wang was born in Beijing, raised in Miami and educated in Boston. You might not know that she’s a classically trained concert pianist who began learning aged four, but you probably will know her for The Farewell – the 2019 film about a Chinese-American family who decide not to tell their grandmother that she has only a short while left to live and instead schedule a family gathering. The film was based on her own life and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. In 2022, Wang was also appointed to the Sundance Board of Trustees.

Musician, London
Member, Shoreditch House

Londoner Debbie likes to describe herself as a soul singer. Not just because that’s the kind of music she ostensibly makes, but also because that’s where it comes from: deep down. Her fans include John Legend, Mahalia and Stormzy, with whom she collaborated on his latest album. Soho House holds a lot of memories for Debbie: ‘It’s a home away from home. I love the familiar warmth I get in every House.’ Now, she’s signed to 0207 Def Jam – she met them at Shoreditch House, of course – and her star is set to rise even further.

Benedetta Porcaroli
Actor, Rome
Member, Soho House Rome

Italian actor Porcaroli shot to fame playing teenage prostitute Chiara Altieri in the Netflix drama Baby, which concluded its third and final series in 2020. The show follows the student of an elite high school in Rome who becomes disillusioned with her privileged life and is drawn into a prostitution ring. It is loosely based on the real-life ‘Baby Squillo’ scandal from 2014. The actor, who is also a major presence on the red carpet (usually in Gucci, natch), is set to appear alongside Sydney Sweeney in upcoming American horror film Immaculate.

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Alva Bratt
Actor and model, Stockholm
Member, Soho House Stockholm

Bratt has carved out a niche playing teen queens in Swedish language TV. She shot to fame as influencer Felicia Kroon in the youth TV series Eagles, which follows a group of teenagers in a Swedish ice hockey town as they fall in love, do battle on the ice and compete with each other over everything. Meanwhile, in this year’s Netflix heist series Barracuda Queens, Bratt is part of a group of disaffected teenage girls who, bored of their privileged lives in the affluent Stockholm suburb Djursholm, become involved in burglaries targeting their naive rich neighbours.

AKA Priest
DJ, musician and artist, Mexico

Francisco Manzano named himself AKA Priest as a reaction to his strict Catholic upbringing. Classically trained in violin and piano from the age of five, he discovered electronic music through clubbing in his teenage years. Working as a PR and casting director took him around the world, expanding his musical horizons. His main influences are now early 1990s house, hip-hop and Latin rhythms. After his career in fashion, AKA Priest eventually returned to music, where he uses his classically trained ear to blend a range of musical genres, which he plays in clubs and festivals all over the world.

Prateek Kuhad
Musician, Mumbai
Member, Soho House Mumbai

The singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad sings his delicate acoustic guitar ballads about love, relationships and heartbreak in both Hindi and English. He grew up in Jaipur in a household without internet and so was immersed in Indian pop and Bollywood music at a young age. As a result, Kuhad only discovered the music of Elliot Smith, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie while studying at New York University. His beautifully haunting music leans heavily into folk and his 2018 song ‘cold/mess’ was featured on Barack Obama’s ‘Favourite Music’ list in 2019, which the former President posts on social media every year.

Genevieve Gaignard
Artist, Los Angeles and Massachusetts
Member, Soho Warehouse

Genevieve Gaignard works with the mediums of collage, installation, sculpture and self-portraiture to create art that explores race, status, resilience and accountability. Her ultimate aim: to help the viewer to ‘continue the unlearning of white supremacy’ – take her piece ‘The American Dream Is A Pyramid Scheme’ from her 2022 show Strange Fruit, which questions the glorified white ideal of Black servitude. Her art can be found adorning the walls of our LA spaces, including Soho House West Hollywood and Holloway House.

Gray Wielebinski
Artist, London
Member, Shoreditch House

A Texan artist based in London, Wielebinski explores themes of desire, myth making, gender and sexuality with a head-spinning mash-up of paint, installations, textile, sculpture, gay porn and, oh, the occasional Pamela Anderson cameo. His installation at Selfridges London (until October 2023) takes the form of an old-fashioned men’s public toilet, highlighting the powerful politics behind seemingly innocuous spaces: from the transphobic ‘bathroom panics’ created by tabloids to symbols of women’s liberation. Want to know more? Look out for his work at Brighton Beach House.

Naomi Sharon
Musician, Amsterdam

Rotterdam-based singer Naomi Sharon became the first female artist signed to Drake’s record label OVO Sound when she joined earlier this year. Drake announced the release of her debut single on the label, Another Life, on Instagram with the caption: ‘I been waiting for this day for too long now where the world finally gets to digest the insane amount of work you have put in since we met.’ Sharon is already a star in her native Holland – her haunting vocals set over minimally lo-fi production have led to fans comparing her work to the music of Sade, Tems and Majid Jordan.

Olivia Ballard
Fashion designer, Berlin 
Member, Soho House Berlin

For the New York-born, Berlin-based fashion designer Olivia Ballard, the personal is professional and vice versa. She founded the brand from her bedroom in 2020 – which remained its headquarters for two years before Ballard expanded to a studio in Kreuzberg. Her intricately cut layers of stretchy mesh fabric are a ‘second skin for all genders, all bodies, all ages’. Key to her work is how each piece is altered depending on the person who is wearing it, creating an intimacy between Ballard’s clothes and the wearer.

The Daniels
Directors, Los Angeles

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – known collectively as ‘the Daniels’ – are the filmmakers behind the madcap multiverse drama Everything Everywhere All At Once, which triumphed at this year’s Oscars®, winning 10 awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The duo started out making similarly goofy music videos, most notably DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s ‘Turn Down For What’. The Daniels recently announced that they will continue their intergalactic adventures by signing up to direct an episode of the next Star Wars series: Skeleton Crew.

Emma Grede
Entrepeneur, Los Angeles
Member, Shoreditch House

There’s a pretty good chance you’ll have heard of the industry-disrupting and category-defining megabrands founded by businesswoman Emma Grede. Chief among them is Skims, the shapewear label she co-founded in 2019 with Kim Kardashian, conjuring the kind of business alchemy of which most marketers can only dream. After working as a producer of fashion shows and events, she founded ITB Worldwide, a talent and influencer agency with offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, at the age of 26. She eventually sold the company and went on to establish the first of her major brands with the Kardashian family: the denim label Good American with Khloé Kardashian, which launched in 2016.

Tremaine Emory
Designer, creative director of Supreme
Member, Soho House West Hollywood

Tremaine Emory is a designer with a unique brand of creativity that’s rooted in culture, history and a deep sense of community. Now at the helm of Supreme, he’s bringing these values to a global platform. In 2022 he was appointed as the creative director of the streetwear brand, and later the design lead working closely with the founder, James Jebbia. He is best known for using fashion as a vehicle for political dialogue, specifically fighting for socio-political change for Black people in America.

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Lake Verea
Francisca Rivero-Lake Cortina and Carla Verea Hernández 
Artists, Mexico City
Members, Soho House Mexico City

Formed in 2005, Mexican art duo, Lake Verea, create photographic art that experiments with the technical aspects of analogue photography using different papers, chemicals, film and a variety of cameras (some dating back to the 1800s), plus other mediums, including sculpture, textiles and performance. The series for which they are best known is Paparazza Moderna. Lake Verea’s work has been exhibited widely in Europe and Latin America, and they have won several photographic awards, including the BJP International Photography Award in 2007 and the Residence New Roots Foundation in 2019.

Musician, Los Angeles

Singer-songwriter Elujay makes R& B and soul with a lo-fi, indie sensibility. Tracks such as ‘Ratrace’ and ‘Farewell’ from his 2022 album Circmvt are light and groovy, while the arrangements are dreamy and expansive. Throughout the album, Elujay – whose voice is as soft as a cool breeze on a hot day – sings sweetly about the difficult things: capitalism, addiction, poverty, mental health, and ultimately, redemption through art and music. The melancholy-tinged album charts the 25-year-old’s journey from breakdown to recovery (with a little help from psychedelics) during the two years he spent working on the album.

Ilana Savdie
Artist, New York
Member, Soho House New York

Painter Ilana Savdie bombards the eye with a cacophony of fluorescent colours and textures to depict extreme abstractions of the human form. Noses, eyes and the odd hand can be discerned within the mad riot of carnivalesque colour she swirls and swooshes all over the canvas, which can be seen with ‘Untitled’ (2022), her piece on show at The Ned NoMad in New York. Savdie, who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Yale School of Art, is often inspired by the scenes she witnessed as a child growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, including the annual carnival it hosts each year.

HoYeon Jung
Actor, South Korea

HoYeon Jung became famous practically overnight after her breakout performance in Squid Game, the surprise South Korean smash hit Netflix series that no one saw coming during the thick of the pandemic. Jung, who had never acted before the series, is now a globally in-demand superstar working with some of cinema’s most celebrated auteurs, including Alfonso Cuarón in the forthcoming Apple TV+ series Disclaimer, starring Cate Blanchett, in which Jung will perform her first scenes in English. She’s also appeared in The Weeknd’s ‘Out Of Time’ video and has a part in upcoming film The Governesses, directed by Joe Talbot.

Miranda Forrester
Artist, London
Member, 180 House

Miranda Forrester’s art explores the queer Black feminist gaze and questions the historical conventions of male artists who paint the female form – she depicts the hidden complexities and nuances of femininity and sexuality. Forrester, who won Breakthrough Artist at last year’s Soho House Awards, lives and works in London and studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton. It’s fitting, then, that she created art for Soho Houses in both cities – painting the ceiling of Little House Balham and a textile design for Brighton Beach House.

Cecilie Thorsmark
CEO, Copenhagen
Member, Soho House Copenhagen

The CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week cannily pivoted the event, known for Scandi-chic labels like Ganni, into a world leader in sustainability. In 2020, she launched Reinventing Copenhagen Fashion Week, a three-year action plan for sustainability standards, which included a ban of single-use plastics. Today, every brand that wishes to show at Copenhagen Fashion Week must adhere to the requirements laid out in the plan. It’s all in a day’s work for Thorsmark, who was previously communications director of the Global Fashion Agenda, a group that focuses on sustainability in fashion.

Sofiane Pamart
Pianist, Paris
Member, Soho House Paris

Pamart was trained in classical piano at the elite Conservatoire de Lille, where he was a gold medallist. He made his career breakthrough in the French rap scene, becoming the go-to pianist. In 2019, two singles he had worked on were certified gold: ‘Matin’ by Koba LaD featuring Maes and ‘Journal Perso II’ by Vald. Pamart brought a new audience to the conservative world of classical piano. His performances have an otherworldly quality, which is clearly influenced by Claude Debussy, Erik Satie and Philip Glass, and he regularly sells out solo concerts worldwide.

Justin Hurwitz
Composer, Los Angeles

Justin Hurwitz met his most famous collaborator, the director Damien Chazelle, as bandmates and Harvard freshmen before working together on 2009’s Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench. This helped to establish a creative partnership that has gone on to include major movies such as Whiplash, Babylon, First Man and 2016’s La La Land, which won the Best Original Soundtrack Oscar® and Best Original Song for ‘City Of Stars’ (a joint victory with co-writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul). The friends have now worked on a total of five feature films, with Chazelle stating that he doesn’t shoot until he has some music from Hurwitz to work with.

Yannik Zamboni
Designer, Zurich
Member, Cities Without Houses

Operating at the ‘epicentre of anti-fashion’, Swiss designer Yannik Zamboni is on a mission to shake up the industry. The former model and marketing executive received US$1 million after winning Season 3 of the Amazon Prime fashion talent show Making The Cut to fund his brand Maison Blanche. Established in 2020, the label specialises in deconstructed designs and has been swiftly followed by Rare/Self – a co-branded line with Amazon Fashion designed to bring an ‘avant-garde perspective to an assortment of wardrobe essentials that can be worn every day, anywhere and by anybody.’

Sheree Hovsepian
Artist, New York
Member, Soho Beach House Miami

In a world dominated by digital photography, the Iranian-born American artist Sheree Hovsepian works with film-based cameras, light-sensitive papers, natural materials such as wood and ceramic, and images of her own body to create sensual analogue artworks. Hovsepian’s photographs – which are on display at our Houses in New York and Chicago – remind us of the power of the real thing. In 2022 she had a room dedicated to her work at the 59th Venice Biennale – a festival that has traditionally been the domain of male artists.

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Fryd Frydendahl
Artist, Copenhagen
Member, Soho House Copenhagen

Fryd Frydendahl is a fine-art photographer who takes candid, pared-back portraits of young people – usually friends and relatives, but also of strangers and famous people – in a way that brings us emotionally closer to the subject. A sense of intimacy, tenderness and vulnerability pervades Frydendahl’s portraiture – a range of which can be seen throughout our House in Copenhagen. Her work often feels like documentary photographs, but is in fact often staged to create that effect – as seen with the Danish photographer’s new book, Salad Days.

Chelsea Scott-Blackhall
Designer, Singapore
Member, Cities Without Houses

Chelsea Scott-Blackhall’s label Dzojchen (pronounced ‘doh-jen’) started out as a denim specialist brand before restructuring to offer high-end luxury tailoring and separates. It was a bold move that paid off for the Eurasian designer, who now dresses the Hollywood A-list, including Austin Butler, Pedro Pascal and Ryan Gosling. Her slinky, shimmering, free-flowing tailoring, which incorporates jackets with kimono-style openings as a key design feature, are an elegant blend of European and Asian sensibilities.

Halle Bailey
Actor and musician, Los Angeles

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the actor and singer Halle Bailey first found fame with her sister as one half of the duo Chloe x Halle, racking up millions of views for their YouTube videos, in which they would belt out astonishingly good covers of R&B and pop songs. That’s how the sisters were discovered by Beyoncé, who signed them to her label, Parkwood Entertainment, in 2015. In 2019, Bailey landed the lead role in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, which premiered in May this year. As the first Black Ariel, Bailey has become an inspiration to millions of children worldwide.

Charlotte Wells
Director, New York
Member, Soho House New York

Scottish filmmaker, writer and director Charlotte Wells shot to fame with her 2022 cinematic debut Aftersun. Set in the 1990s, the film stars Paul Mescal as Calum and Frankie Corio as his 11-year-old daughter Sophie, as they go on a package holiday together in Turkey. The film premiered in Cannes to win a jury prize in the Critics’ Week for its finely wrought and subtle study of father-daughter dynamics. It won a host of accolades, including a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing of a First-Time Feature Film.

Eli Russell Linnetz
Creative director, Los Angeles

The self-proclaimed ‘Renaissance Boy’ has the kind of scarcely believable multi-hyphenate CV that justifies the hype. He designed the set for Lady Gaga’s Enigma tour, devised and shot all of the Kardashian-West family polaroids, and has produced music for Teyana Taylor and Kid Cudi. He’s also done graphic design work for Comme des Garçons, collaborated with Kim Jones at Dior for the brand’s spring/ summer 2023 collec tion (pictured) and is currently designing clothes for ERL – a fashion brand the designer founded in 2018

Tsellot Tesfaye Haile
Director, host and founder, Berlin

Tsellot Tesfaye Haile is a Berlin-born film and casting director, host and presenter. As a Black woman growing up in an urban environment, she always felt that nature and the great outdoors was something exclusively reserved for rich white people. It was not until her then-boyfriend took her on holiday to the German countryside that she realised how much she loved it – and how accessible it could be. In response, she founded 030 Black Canary, an outdoors club aimed specifically for Black FLINTA (female, lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans and agender people), with the aim of diversifying the image of the great outdoors.

Lukas Gage
Actor, Los Angeles
Member, Holloway House

In November 2020, Lukas Gage posted a clip of an audition he’d done over Zoom, in which a director can be heard complaining about the state of Gage’s apartment. The actor may have not won that role, but the clip went viral and eventually led to him being cast in The White Lotus, in which he played a key role in one of its most infamous scenes (if you know, you know). Since then, he’s appeared in Netflix’s You and has two films on the way later this year: Parachute and Down Low.

Musicians, London
Members, Shoreditch House and 180 House

As FLO, Jorja Douglas, Stella Quaresma and Renée Downer are putting a new spin on the traditional girlband. Their signature sound evokes that of classic 1990s and 2000s R&B, with a 2023 spin. So far this year the band has collaborated with Stormzy and Missy Elliot, topped the BBC’s Sound of 2023 poll and won the BRITs Rising Star Award. Not bad, considering they haven’t yet released their debut album (but it’s coming, later this year). This summer, they took centre stage at a host of major UK events, including Wireless, Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury.

Musician, London
Member, 180 House

Rachel Agatha Keen, better known as RAYE, initially found fame as a featured vocalist on smash hits for David Guetta and Jax Jones. The British singer has also penned tracks for the likes of John Legend and Beyoncé. But it’s since she parted ways with her label and became an independent artist in 2021 that true mainstream success has come her way. Her single ‘Escapism’ topped the UK chart back in January and was her first hit on the Billboard chart in the US. Her debut album, 21st Century Blues was subsequently released to huge critical fanfare, cementing her reputation as one of the most exciting artists of her generation.

Guneet Monga
Producer, Mumbai
Member, Soho House Mumbai

Guneet Monga has made history twice at the Oscars®. The first time was in 2019 for winning Best Documentary Short Film for Period. End Of Sentence – the first time ever for an Indian director. This year, she won her second Oscar® for The Elephant Whisperers, which follows an Indigenous family as they care for two orphaned baby elephants in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. The film, which celebrates the unbreakable bond between the family and the elephants, is a celebration of unconditional love – and the crowning glory of Monga’s 20-year career in film.

Paula Mendoza
Fashion designer, Colombia
Member, Cities Without Houses

Paula Mendoza designs jewellery that has been deeply influenced by her Colombian heritage, especially El Dorado and the rich colour of Colombian gold that she uses to make her pieces. She works with local artisans across South America, blending their craftsmanship with her vision to create the brand’s signature ear cuffs and rings with oversized orbs. These bold sculptures can be seen adorning Beyoncé in her ‘XO’ music video, which gives you an idea of the kind of confident and strong woman Mendoza envisions wearing her designs.


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