Can it really be happening again? Has an entire year flown by since the trend-conscious fashionistas over at Dazed & Confused took us on a whistlestop run down of the 100 names that define right now? Yep! Time, eh?
Still, once you’ve acclimatised to the fact that there is nothing anyone earthly can do about temporalities endlessly stomping into the dark and unknowable future — a future which marks the present and obliterates the past — it might just be time to tuck into 2019’s instalment of the annual hipster hit parade. After all, you wouldn’t want to be left in the cultural lurch — dust in your face, dust generated by the stomping feet of the bubble-trainered teens who’re ready to supersede you the second they’re legally allowed to visit a pub — would you, now? No, of course not.
As ever, the 2019 edition of the Dazed100 is chockablock with all the photographers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, activists, models, and artists you should probably know if you’ve got any chance of feeling like a relevant denizen of the creative classes.
Heavy hitters include climate change superstar Greta Thunberg, Old Town Road sensation Lil Nas X, and Jayda G, one of the more high-energy DJs on the forthcoming festival circuit.
If that wasn’t enough, this year’s list features a few names very familiar to us here at It’s Nice That. Look, there’s former One to Watch Joyce Ng! Oh hey, Stephen Isaac Wilson! Look, look, there’s Leslie Zhang! Yep, that’s Travis Alabanza! Well, howdy there Stephen Tayo!
Not that we’re ahead of the curve of anything.
Previous winners include the actor Finn Wolfhard, pop star Troye Sivan, and the multitalented Hari Nef. Voting is open for the next six weeks.
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- From South Korea, Ghana to Berlin, Alexander Beer captures the people of the world
- Natalie Keyssar captures Guyana on the cusp of dramatic change
- Nizar Kazan’s Lausanne typeface is a product of his analytical design approach
- Your chance to work with María Medem on an illustrated calendar for 2020
- "I felt I saw the world with different eyes": Jaimy Gail on photographing the concept of normalcy
- Let Salvador Dalí tell your future in a new edition of tarot cards
- Book of Roy: Neil Drabble photographs an American teenager over the course of eight years
- Fyre Festival’s digital designer Tokyo tells its story, two years on
- Ikea unveils its latest toy creatures based on kids drawings
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