The 1950s didn’t only give birth to celebrated pop stars, fashion icons, dashing mods and exciting new movie stars. It was also when MINI arrived on the scene.

In a world where trends and social norms spread at a rapid pace, the desire to stay true to one’s true self is perhaps stronger than ever. Which is why The Forumist is celebrating Dr. Martens, that instantly recognisable icon of originality, and the fearless faces of Sweden’s fashion future.