Nathaniel Lyles, 22
Style icon: “The Nanny [Fran Drescher].” Favorite purchase: “My penny-farthing bike. I think it was made for a dwarf.”
Lucy Bridge, 23.
Personal style: “A little gothic, a little trashy.” Signature piece: “The Chanel tattoo on my wrist.”
Siobhan Lyons, 26.
Occupation: Stylist. Style icon: “My mum in the Seventies. She was very free and very beautiful.” Theme song: “‘All I Really Want,’ by Alanis Morissette.”
Occupation: “I’m studying to be a doctor.” Signature look: “Men’s shirts with bow ties.” Theme song: “‘I Am What I Am.’ All the trannies sing it.”
Rowdy Superstar (left, with Thom Ticklemouse), “Ageless.”
Signature piece: “A battery helmet, like Lady Gaga’s.” Theme song: “‘Venus as a Boy,’ by Björk.”
Thom Ticklemouse, 27
Hidden talent: “I can sing like Edith Piaf.” Favorite character: “Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty.” Biggest vice: “Tuna fish.”
Meggie Cousland, 21, and Julia Dakin, 23.
Occupation: Hairstylist. Style icon: “Little boys…yeah, you can put that in.”
Occupation: Stylist’s assistant. Signature look: “I’ve been wearing my shirt around my waist like a kilt.”
Feral Bojangles, 25.
Occupation: Hairstylist. Style icon: “Nightcrawler, from the X-Men.” Signature piece: “Black rubber necklaces that I’ve worn for over two years. I made them from a couple meters of tubing.”
Bunse Hall, 22.
Style icon: “Nineties New Romantic bands.” Signature piece: “My neck tattoo of a crow, which is supposed to guide you to the afterlife. I’m planning for the future.”
Steven Dove, 25.
Occupation: “My band, Grass House.” Style influence: “I borrow my mum’s jeans. They just fit me better.”
Penny Mills, 22, and Toby Evans, 23.
Occupation: “I’m designing a fashion collection that uses big sheets of melted plastic.” Hobby: “Exploring abandoned buildings with my Holga camera.”
Favorite character: “Ren and Stimpy had quite an effect on me growing up.” Hidden talent: “I can hold a cigarette in the gap between my teeth.”
Lauren Ekua Rudy Intarmah, 22.
Personal style: “Fifties womanly shapes.” Hidden talent: “I can do a split the hard way—side to side, not front to back.”
Occupation: Performance artist. Signature piece: “Adult baby clothes. I have a pair of pink floral dungarees with a bottom crotch.” Hidden talent: “In my act I pull 50 meters of white ribbon from my mouth.”
Paul Joyce, 24, and Daniel Sallstrom, 24.
Personal style: “My hair color changes every week.” Signature piece: “A vintage denim Moschino jacket with an old Hole T-shirt stitched on the back.” Hidden talent: “I can eat a lot more than you think.”
Occupation: Makeup artist. Style icon: “Siouxsie and the Banshees.” Favorite character: “Something out of Tom of Finland. A big bear man to keep me safe.”
Keko Hainswheeler, 29.
Occupation: Freelance fashion designer. Omnipresent piece: “The sheepskin keychain around my neck.”
Photographer: Tim Walker
I always find it fascinating to see those people who live life without restraint or those things that encumber. This is a true study in self-expression.