Sydney model Lydia is someone whose approach to fashion is one of self expression.

Rather than following current trends Lydia has a refreshing approach, often sourcing vintage product at the expense of what’s going on right now.

The beauty of this approach is that you can curate and mould product to see you and your needs, meaning that you need to stay open minded and open eyed to whatever’s around…which included Lydia running off mid-shoot to reclaim an old wicker picnic hamper that had been left by the side of the road.

This creative and hand-crafted approach to her look is something that Lydia is constantly adding to in new and interesting ways, including her interesting array of tattoos, all of which she designed, drew and inked herself.

Whether 2017 will follow the same rampant hyping that dominated 2016 is something we will have to wait and see, but all signs suggest it will, which makes those figures that swim against the stream and do their own thing all the more unique, and all the more inspiring.

Shot in conjunction with Highsnobiety.