From changemakers leading the charge to forward-thinking fashion, one thing is for certain, the best is yet to come.
Our time, and that just ahead of us, might be uncertain but the future of our dreams is as bright as ever. Suddenly, it’s a faraway time that feels safer and more knowable – and if assurance is what we’re looking for, we only need to look to our visions of a better world.
To mark our move into the next season we looked to the next generation of future-thinkers to lead the way. Setting the tone is poet, filmmaker and educator of Wiradjuri heritage, Jazz Money, with her work ‘We Create Light’. A message of future optimism, the act of creating light fills every inch of the spring season. Whether you’re looking to expand your horizons or reinvent your own world, let this moment be a reminder that the future is in your hands.
We Create Light
we are this hope growing in the greenness of a future bright
we are the transmission of a new yellow dawn
and the sun is warm upon our faces
we create light
and we move with understanding
we are the ones to inherit
and we will be the ones to rebuild
in the knowledge of all that must be respected
the revolution will be captured in 1080 pixels
the revolution will be reposted
we will be responsible
and we will know our responsibilities
we will honour those who came before us
and we will create a world safe for those who come next
the future is community it is joy it is all of us
the future is technicolour
the future is now
JONES asks three tastemakers what this season’s theme means to them.
The creative director and founder of E Nolan is challenging the status quo with made-to-measure suiting that empowers women.
“When I hear the phrase ‘into the future’ it feels long-lasting. I think the future is about refining and improving the moments of stillness while honouring chaos. We need to better embrace the fullness of our reality and not stifle the parts of ourselves that don’t fit the mould. It’s most important to feel seen, heard, held and celebrated. Getting dressed is an extremely intimate and creative dance. I wish to create more joy – designing with this in mind should be the only thing that matters. I am excited to throw on a tuxedo with sneakers and three-day-old hair for dinner and dancing with my best friends. I look forward to unapologetic love and honest cups of tea.“
The sexual assault survivor and activist is petitioning for change to sex and consent education in Australian schools.
“When I hear the phrase ‘into the future’ I think of radical change. And aliens. My vision for the future is one where it’s normalised to reflect on past actions, acknowledge wrongdoing and move forward differently – both as individuals and as a collective. I’m motivated by the self-reflection, self-awareness and social conscientiousness harboured by my generation. I think we collectively understand that our reality is one we make, and that the future can simply be made differently. I’m excited to see what my generation and younger do when we actually have power to fix inequalities, seeing as what we’ve done so far with none has been transformative.“
The poet, filmmaker and educator of Wiradjuri heritage is using her voice to share First Nations stories. Her work ‘We Create Light’ sets the tone for this season’s campaign.