FINESS HONEYS | Martina Martian
We love your girl power mentality, tell us what this means to you?
Girl power to me is about believing in girls, despite whatever society tells us. It's about refusing to see other girls as competition, helping every sister out and reaching your full potential. Growing up, we are encouraged to judge other girls and compete with them, but I think we all (myself included) could use a bit more love and support for each other.
If you could work on the ultimate dream collab, who would it be with and why?
adidas Originals or Puma, that's the dream! I think both brands are expanding from sportswear into more creative and funky streetwear products, and that's mostly due to their inspired collaborations with Pharrell, Fenty, Palace etc. Creative collaborations are the way forward for sportswear brands, hopefully one day I can be part of that!
Who are some of the ladies you respect and aspire to?
I have huge respect for Whitney Bell (kidd.bell) and Susanna Rose Sykes (cybercrybb). Both are female creatives whose values I try to learn from every day.
Let’s talk sneakers, your work features many of our favourite silhouettes; tell us what influences you to use these in your designs?
It's no secret that I love street fashion from the 80's and 90's, and one day I did lots of research and realised literally every sneaker I love was originally designed during that era. A lot of sneakers are designed by men, for men, so I really enjoy drawing them with a feminine twist.
Can you remember what your first pair was?
Converse high tops!
… And of course you have to tell us about your favourite sneaker of all time!?
Ahh that's too hard! At the moment I love the Fenty creepers. It feels good to wear a pair of sneakers designed by a woman, especially for women. Also with their big platform, they aren't even pretending to be sportswear; they're pure fashion.
If you could travel back in time and give young Martina some advice on starting out in the game, what would it be?
I'd tell her to keep drawing every day and not take everything too seriously!
So who should we be following on Instagram right now?
larrieeee ! She has the best style.
Photography: Gianna Hayes