Our Generation

As Dazed celebrates its anniversary, we invited a group of young people who also hit 20 to travel to London for a unique shoot - and a snapshot of an era

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Our Generation

To celebrate Dazed & Confused's 20th anniversary season, photographer Hedi Slimane and Dazed's senior menswear editor Robbie Spencer shot a specially casted group of talented 20-year-olds sharing our birthday, all on the cusp of adulthood with burgeoning careers in sport, art, music, design, photography, dance and fashion, Here's a selection of the boys and girls taken from our October issue.

Toby Leonard Toby Leonard
Wears his own clothes
Location: Surrey/South London
Occupation: A few things…
Dream Occupation: To box professionally
Favourite website: Bebo
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Dubstep, D’n’B, eggae, ska. Getting messy to music – can’t get much better, can’t it?
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: Getting back with my ex-girlfriend that I ain’t seen in five years!
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Dizzee Rascal.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? Five years ago or I never would have never met this one girl!
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? The Mac life!
Cameron Alexander Cameron Alexander
Wears shirt with attached vest by Paul Smith; shorts Cameron's own
Location: London
Occupation: Photographer
Dream Occupation: Good house husband and a dad who is a photographer.
Favourite website: todaysbigthing.com
Favourite band/musical artist? Cold War Kids.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: I got hit on by some charity guy on the way here today.
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? I genuinely can’t answer this one.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? My mum’s marriage to my “dad” – tell her not to marry the idiot.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Loads on my list, but, I really want to eat a piece of steak and not care about how raw it is… that or run a marathon.
Sadie Phelps Sadie Phelps
Wears her own jacket and earrings
Location: Lower Clapton in London (currently living in an office)
Occupation: Society’s bum. I live off the dole. But I’m in a band called Story of Isaac
Dream Occupation: I’m living the start of it now!
Favourite website: soundcloud.com/storyofisaac and mastertoons.com for catch up episodes of “adventure time”
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Crystal Castles – they’re real people, there’s a clear message for real life.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: I somehow became a drop out model for “putting on too much weight”, but all I have to say to that is, “does my bum look big in this?”
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? 80s/90s nirvana. The guy told you his life before it even ended.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? 70s/80s/90s – punk for the people’s free speech, early hip-hop and the early rave scene.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? A nice tour, support some great acts and spread some words!
Hannah Clark Hannah Clark
Wears dress by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Location: Fleet
Occupation: Artist/musician
Dream Occupation: Artist/musician
Favourite website: Foe-mania.com
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Radiohead/Nirvana/PJ Harvey. PJ Harvey is a goddess.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: I saw someone cutting the head off a bird.
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? PJ Harvey – she is a successful female with integrity.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? Nirvana at Reading festival.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Have lots of albums, produced by myself.
Willy Moon Willy Moon
Wears suit by Yves Saint Laurent shirt by Topman
Location: London
Occupation: Singer and songwriter
Dream Occupation: As above
Favourite website: google.com
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? James Brown because he makes me wanna get up off that thang…
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: Drinking pocket-warm vodka with an alcoholic fisherman on a lake in Finland who wouldn’t let me leave his boat. I had to jump off and swim back to shore.
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? Larry David, because he doesn’t give a fuck.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? I don’t want to go back in time because I don’t want to fuck with the fabric of reality.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Space travel – fly me to the moon.
Harrison Simmonds Harrison Simmonds
Wears his own necklace
Location: Hastings
Occupation: Student
Dream Occupation: Digital media producer
Favourite website: 2pause.com
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Jamie xx – its an original, experimental and non-commercial approach to dance music.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: I learnt traditional Indian dancing after a few drinks, then proceeded to dance in front of a film crew!
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? Michael Eavis (Glastonbury founder) for an old boy he sure knows how to throw a party.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? The year 2000, New Years Eve 1999 to be precise! Sounded like such a party! I was far too young.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? To travel lots, seek inspiration and continue to be enthusiastic and inspired!
Matt Rodwell Matt Rodwell
Location: Newquay
Occupation: Professional surfer
Dream Occupation: What I’m doing.
Favourite website: Crossfit.com
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Anything from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Marley to Eminem. Depends on the mood and mission. They evoke passion.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: Not getting picked for Shipwrecked!
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? James Dean – I want his hairstyle.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? Woodstock would have been incredible, or Zimbabwean independence.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Fame and fortune and general happiness.
Sam McCarrigle Sam McCarrigle
Wears shirt by Levi's; t-shirt, jeans and necklace Sam's own
Occupation: Musician
Dream Occupation: Pilot
Favourite website: YouTube
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Bobby Conn, because I like his albums more than anyone else’s.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: Waking up in the French Riviera!
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? R. Stevie Moore. Durr.
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? My first day at school. Why not?
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Nothing
Oskar Landstrom Oskar Landstrom
Wears leotard by American Apparel
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: Dancer
Dream Occupation: Almost anything in performing arts!
Favourite website: tumblr.com
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? M.I.A – she’s basically all I need and want.
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: It’s always weird in a way to end up in places you never knew existed, in cities you’ve never been to before. Weird in a good way though.
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? “Take no heroes – only inspiration”- The Tough Alliance
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? I would go back to the time when Pina Bausch lived and was active as a choreographer. Just to be around her work and learn as much as possible from her.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Just to continue developing and working as a dancer and as a person. To see and do new stuff and constantly meet new challenges.
Andy Martin Andy Martin
Wears jeans by Levi's; sock's by Umbro; shoes by TUK; jewellery Andy's own
Location: Bristol
Occupation: Model
Dream Occupation: Tattoo artist
Favourite website: Probably Tumblr – cliché!
Favourite band/musical artist? Why? Listener or La Dispute. Amazing lyrics!
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: My head got stuck in a tube train doors, not weird but pretty hilarious.
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? Why? Hit girl from the Kick Ass film. She says the word “cunt” and she’s only 13!
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose? Why? My 5th birthday party – massive bouncy castle.
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years? Passing my Uni degree would be a good start.
Holly Parker Holly Parker
Wears cape by Chanel
Location: London
Occupation: Sales Assistant at a Museum
Dream Occupation: Medicine
Favourite website: stumble upon
Favourite band/musical artist and why? Red Hot Chili Peppers – they have a song for every mood!
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: I got asked to do a photo shoot through Facebook.
Who is your pop culture hero from the last 20 years? David Bowie!
Maisie Cousins Maisie Cousins
Wears fur coat by Isabel Marant; jumper by Hannah Taylor; headpiece stylist's own; bracelet and rings Maisie's own
Location: London
Occupation: Photographer
Dream Occupation: Filmmaker
Favourite Website: maisiecousins.com
Favourite Band/Musical Artist? Why?: Elvis. Why is self-explanatory!
Weirdest thing that has happened to you recently: Got mistaken for a tramp by a businessman...
Who is your pop culture hero form the last 20 years? Why?: Mr. Blobby, he doesn't care, he's a free spirit
If you could go back in time to any point or event in the last 20 years, what would you choose, why?: This is stressful, dunno
What do you want to achieve in the next 20 years: Really long hair
Photography: Hedi Slimane
Styling: Robbie Spencer
Hair: Naoki Kimoya at Julian Watson
Make Up: Gemm Smith-Edhouse at Streeters
Set Design: Emma Roach
Photo Assistans: Yann Rzepka, Jordan Grant
Styling Assistants: Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, Clinton Sinclair, Craig Roberts, Eve Shillingford, Fiona Wallace, Emily Rose Pike
Hair Assistants: Shin Sone, Jamie McCormick, Takanori Yamaguchi, Takahiro Kobayashi
Make Up Assistants: Natasha Hangyai, Nicola Hamilton
Set Design Assistant: Ciara Haplin
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