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20 of 2014's brightest stars share their hopes for the year ahead in 14 words

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We got 20 of our favourite emerging stars across fashion, music, art and film to share with us their hopes for the year ahead in 14 words. Read on to find out more, from Eyedress's wish to play inside a "crop circle thang" to MØ's promise to make "teen hearts bleed". 

First up, the singer whose debut EP London defined sultry in 2013, Banks:

“Fire, blood, honesty, love, heartache, heart-make, going deeper, growing more becoming stronger and..........”

Belgian fashion designer and Antwerp alumnus Dries Van Noten:

“It's a scary year for me - my exhibition will open in Antwerp as well” 

Dries Van Noten SS14 Menswear
Dries Van Noten SS14 Menswear Lea Colombo

One of our 12 essential music names to know this year, Eyedress:

“EYEDRESS WOULD LIKE TO PLAY A MUSIC FESTIVAL INSIDE OF A CROP CIRCLE THANG”

Stockholm-born photographer, artist and all-round Tumblr darling Arvida Bystrom:

“Making everyone feel cute and lovely while destroying capitalism and questioning society and myself”

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Arvida Bystrom

British conceptual artist and director of Hiker Meat, Jamie Shovlin:

“More sleep. Or a better use of sleeplessness. Peace on earth as well, obviously”

Chicago hip hop's newest breakout, Tink:

“To crush every single stereotype concerning female rappers, and a feature from Meek Mill”

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Tink Bea Fremderman

Brazilian-born, London-based designer Lucas Nascimento:

“Prosperity, machinery, success, an empire, money, health, holidays, eating, drinking, dancing, laughter, love/sex!”

New Zealand's smoothest operator, Connan Mockasin:

“TO TAKE THE FASHION INDUSTRY TO NEW LEVELS (LOWER ONES) AND BE MORE THOUGHTFUL” 

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Connan Mockasin Sofia Karchi

Soulful London vocalist Sasha Keable:

“I want to make my family proud, make sick music, and be really happy”

Kentucky-born R&B singer and Dev Hynes collaborator Tinashe:

“I want to encourage people to think outside of their comfort zones through art”

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Tinashe Renata Raksha

New York writer/singer/drag priestess Alexis Penney:

“Invoke the divine feminine for global cultural binary transcendence and spiritual freedom for all”

Already fashion royalty, Kate's half-sister, Lottie Moss:

“What the future holds for my modelling, passing exams, prom, then an amazing summer!”

Leftfield Danish singer :

“Make teen hearts bleed with music. Do new tunes... Make them bleed even more”

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Emil Hartvig

The music video maverick behind Arcade Fire's "Afterlife" video, Emily Kai Bock:

“To make brave, honest, four-dimensional art that enlightens humanity and not believe the hype”

Missy Elliott protege Sharaya J:

“Continuing to be blessed, spreading the BANJI movement worldwide. Be Authentic Never Jeopardize Individuality!”

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Sharaya J R. Ettinger & S. DeAngelis

The New York DJ whose collab with Kelela, "Bank Head" graced many a Best Of list in 2013, Kingdom:

“KINGDOM WORLD TOUR, REINVENT R&B AND CLUB MANY MORE TIMES, FADE TO MIND SUPREMACY”

London womenswear label Marques Almeida:

“2014 for us and our team/friends will be surely insanely FUN! boom year!”

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Marques Almeida SS14 Womenswear Rachel Chandler

London-based, Aesop-signed man of mystery Gent Mason:

“I want to explore the most remote undiscovered horizons of R&B, flip peoples' expectations”

 Another of our 12 essential music tip-offs for 2014, Francis Lung:

“I want songwriting to be the focus of music in 2014; more great songs”

Tragicomic filmmaker and Dazed Visionary Gabriel Bisset-Smith:

“More of the same in a completely different way, with added sex and money"

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