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Fashion designer Pierre-Louis Auvray ( @forbiddenkn0wledge ) doesn’t play by the rules. His upcycled creations hark back to childhood influences, like a love for 1980s science-fiction heroes. “I’m a very prolific person and I struggle to stay focused,” he says. “So if looking at my work doesn’t immediately make sense, just know that it doesn’t to me either!” 🦸‍♂️ 😜 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photos by @forbiddenkn0wledge

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We’ve been hanging out on our story all Grammys weekend with artist Alicia Keys ( @aliciakeys ), who is hosting for the second time and also performing. Ahead of the big @recordingacademy event, she’s been sharing what it takes to prepare.⁣⁣ ⁣ But in the wake of today’s news that NBA legend #Kobe Bryant had passed, everyone needed to regroup. For Alicia, it was important to honor the NBA legend, who played for 20 years on the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, where the Grammys are held. “I think we figured out how to really bring honor and love his way, in his house,” explains Alicia. “We’re lifting each other up with love and appreciation and celebrating his life.” ❤️

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Happy #LunarNewYear and greetings from Bali, where food artist Yuwita Dewi ( @yuwitadewi ) celebrates with family, friends and her signature tangyuan. “It brings so many beautiful memories and it’s a part of my family’s tradition,” she says of the traditional Chinese dessert. ⁣ ⁣ Her hope for this new year? “I hope to be happier. I believe good energy will attract great things.” ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @yuwitadewi

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On today’s #WeeklyFluff , we’re with the @hobbikats — Bindi, Teddy and Dexter and Stache. They’re an all-boy band of Oriental shorthair cats.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @hobbikats

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Urias Martins da Silva ( @uriasss ) is never more at home than when she’s strutting her stuff on the runway. “Fashion is my comfort zone,” says the Brazilian model and singer.⁣ ⁣ Urias, who is transgender, has impacted the LGBTQ community in Brazil and beyond. “Never doubt yourself,” says the 25-year-old, who has a strong message for anyone facing the same battles she has. “A lot of people are gonna make you feel down — don’t let them take your shine.” ⁣ ⁣ With the launch of her first album coming later this year, Urias is ready to take 2020 by storm. “I got a lot to say,” she says. “I’m gonna take over the world this year.” 💅🏽💪🏽⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡⁣ ⁣ Photo of @uriasss by @jeffsouzaphotography

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Karen Ip ( @fruitypoppin ) knows how it feels to pop off. The 19-year-old became a meme after one of her videos went up. “My mom called me for dinner and I shouted in Chinese, ‘I’m recording,’” says Karen. Now, the Toronto resident — who was born in Hong Kong — shares her love for makeup alongside fun takes on her Chinese roots, like videos where she does her chores using 🥢.⁣ ⁣ She’s inspired by the #asianappreciation movement, where Asian North Americans and Canadians celebrate their cultural heritage. “Don’t be afraid of who you really are because people will love the true you no matter what,” says Karen.⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️ ⁣ ⁣ Video by @fruitypoppin

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Adrian Steckeweh ( @omega .c ) has a warped sense of reality. The German architect, who lives in Japan, spends his downtime creating AR camera effects that play with materials and our imagination. “People assume the tentacles in my filter are flexible. But do they feel hard and dry like rubber or are they soft and slimy like jellyfish? Everybody has their own answer depending on their unique experiences,” says Adrian. “I enjoy seeing people moving their head around, ‘feeling’ my filters and unwillingly creating the characteristics of those virtual materials in their mind.” 🤯 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️Check out our story and @design to learn more about Adrian’s work, and follow to see more stories about design around the world.⁣ ⁣ Video by @omega .c

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As one of Japan’s top competition boulderers, 22-year-old climber Miho Nonaka ( @nonaka_miho ) is aiming for gold at Tokyo 2020, where climbing makes its Olympic debut. But it’s not just about winning, says Miho, who was crowned Bouldering World Champion of the 2018 season.⁣ ⁣ “Part of the appeal of climbing is that I can show how strong women are,” she says. “I hope that by doing my best in climbing, I can provide inspiration for women who work hard in all kinds of fields.” 🧗🏻‍♀️💪 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡⁣ ⁣ Photo of @nonaka_miho by @thomas_schermer

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Parker Kit Hill ( @parkerkithill ) refuses to be pigeonholed. “I don’t fit into any one box,” says the breakout star who acts, dances, models and more. Parker started posting videos online when he was just 17, and quickly picked up a following for his fierce attitude and outrageous sense of fun. Now 23, having come of age in selfie mode, he’s never tried to fit a mold in order to fit in. “I was always outcasted, bullied, ostracized and picked on for wanting to be me,” says Parker. “When people recognize me in public it kinda reminds me that I’m not this small-town boy anymore — and that what I’m doing means a lot to people.” 🤗 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡ ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @parkerkithill

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#HelloFrom Taimu Mountain in Fujian, China, where this bronze temple seems to float in thin air.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.⁣⁣ ⁣ Photo by @nk7

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She’s on top of the world. Meet Coco ( @cocothemaltesedog ), today’s #WeeklyFluff who said hello from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building.⁣ ⁣ When she’s not traveling to take in the sights, Coco volunteers as a therapy dog at her local children’s hospital in Phoenix, spreading joy and happiness. 💕⁣ ⁣ Photo by @cocothemaltesedog

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Finger dancing. It’s a thing. Just ask Ryoga ( @ryoga_xtrap ), who with his dance crew XTRAP brings “tutting” to the masses. “Tutting is based on grids and geometric shapes — creating interesting illusions using spaces,” says the Japanese performer. “I literally dance with my fingers.”⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Videos by XTRAP ( @ryoga_xtrap , @zange_xtrap and @kenshin_xtrap ) with @hok @axyzm

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Sisters Sara and Avni Deshmukh ( @iconicakes ) are London teens who post daily videos with a unique, kooky style. In their posts, their bond is visible. But in reality, they’re polar opposites. “I’m spontaneous and just do whatever I feel like,” says 18-year-old Sara. “My personality is more calm and collected,” says 16-year-old Avni.⁣⁣ ⁣ The pair is not afraid to poke fun at themselves, but there is a message in the madness. “We think it’s important to be visible as two brown girls, so we can show younger girls there are people out there just like them.” 🙏🏽💕 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). And to learn more about the sisters head to @creators — the place to learn more about what it takes to be a creator from the team at Instagram, and the amazing creators who inspire us every day. ⚡️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by @iconicakes

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Luca Mastroianni’s ( @loucamastro ) surreal photography is straight out of fantasyland. “I like weird things like retro-futurism, nature and religious imagery,” says the 19-year-old student, “but the starting point is always fashion.”⁣ ⁣ What began as a way to make his selfies stand out led to the photographer shooting billboard campaigns — but he still keeps things DIY. “I’m constantly photographing elements of my daily life to use in future projects,” he says. 📸 ✨ ⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Luca on today’s story, and follow along this month as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️ #2020Vision ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @loucamastro

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Juliana Horner ( @vesperucca ) is not your average Earth-dwelling creative and makeup artist. “I like creating things that invoke the nostalgia of a different planet — bending themes and images and my face and words to touch on something you may have seen in a dream,” says Juliana, who owns the cosmetics company @claropsyche where she shares her passion for saturated tones with collections that sell out fast.⁣ ⁣ Her looks have inspired a cult-like following in the #mua community, but when she’s offline she prefers to stay incognito. “I used to wear my looks out more, but now I don’t as much,” she says. “I don’t want to have a conversation about my face. But online, I’ll happily do it all day!” 👩🏼‍🎤⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo by @vesperucca

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In an ultimate matchup of the 🐅, the LSU Tigers ( @lsufootball ) claimed a well-earned victory over the Clemson University Tigers ( @clemsonfb ) in last night’s 2020 College Football Playoff national championship ( @cfbplayoff ), hosted in New Orleans. 🏆⁣ ⁣ Watch our story to catch 20 prime-time moments from the big game. #geauxtigers 😉🏈

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“I grew up being told that black, fat women aren’t seen as feminine,” says model La’Shaunae Steward ( @luhshawnay ). “The world tells us that we can’t do what we want because we don’t have ‘the look.’” But since she started modeling four years ago, La’Shaunae has already walked in New York Fashion Week. ⁣ ⁣ The 23-year-old is adamant that the best is yet to come: “When I see more of us on the cover of major publications, not just used for shock value, then I’ll feel like my message to the world has been successful.” 🙌🏾 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo by @luhshawnay

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#HelloFrom a cold and snowy day in the Old City of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. ❄️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by @matildegattoni

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Today’s #WeeklyFluff stars the snow-loving @mainecoonqueens . These three majestic cats — Lizzie, Luna and Tiara — are free to roam and play in their winter wonderland. 🐈❄️🐈❄️🐈 ⁣ ⁣ Videos by @mainecoonqueens

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Lolo Zouaï ( @lolozouai ) writes heartfelt music that embraces the highs and the lows. “I talk about feeling disconnected from my dad’s Algerian roots, and I think a lot of people have related to that,” says the artist, who grew up in San Francisco. “My music is just about feeling what you’re feeling and acknowledging it.”⁣ ⁣ When Lolo’s breakout track “High Highs to Low Lows” went viral, a global community sprang up around the artist. “It’s not a superficial community, it’s real feelings and real stories,” says the 24-year-old. “I value it.” 💞⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo of @lolozouai by @murielmargaret_

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At 6’5” and with a fierce sense of style, lifelong class clown Denzel Dion ( @denzeldion ) can’t help but stand out. “I was always the big kid in class and it just made me feel like an outsider, so I cracked jokes to distract from my size,” says the 21-year-old professional prankster, who’s also famous for his viral videos, namely his hilarious celebrity commentaries. “The message I hope to share is that you can be yourself. You have a voice and should never mute it or dim your light just to please others.” 🌟 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡⁣ ⁣ Video by @denzeldion

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Aggie Nam’s ( @3217_3217_3217 ) sculptural eyewear transforms ordinary spectacles into something spectacular. “Think of it as a facial accessory or decoration,” says Aggie of her wild, nonfunctional creations.⁣ ⁣ The Korean designer of @godsomware makes everything by hand, often incorporating everyday objects like earrings and scissors in unexpected ways. “Sometimes ideas suddenly pop into my head and when it happens, I don’t hesitate and get straight to work,” says Aggie. “Some take me as little as 10 minutes to make and others can keep me up working all night long. My work is more about quantity than quality.” 👀💥⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Aggie on today’s story, and follow along this month as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ).⚡ #2020Vision Photos by @3217_3217_3217

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Melati Wijsen founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags ( @byebyeplasticbags ) with younger sister Isabel when they were just 10 and 12 years old. Their fight against plastic pollution paid off last June when plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam were banned in Bali, where they live. “Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with only ocean separating our 17,000 islands,” says Melati, now 18. “And yet we are the world’s second-largest source of marine plastic pollution. Plastic is everywhere.” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now with Youthtopia, a peer-to-peer education program, the activist is empowering more young people to fight for the causes they believe in. “If not us, then who?” she says. “If not now, then when?” ✊🏼🌈 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by @melatiwijsen

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Alyssa Carson ( @nasablueberry ) isn’t just heading for big things — she’s heading straight for Mars. The 18-year-old is prepping for the first mission to the red planet as part of space academy @project_possum , a NASA-supported program for citizen scientists, making her the youngest-ever trainee astronaut.⁣ ⁣ “Colonization may not happen in my lifetime, but the beginning definitely will,” she says. “I hope to inspire other kids to follow their dreams, because it definitely doesn’t get much crazier than what I’m doing.” 🚀☄️⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo by @nasablueberry

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