The Dazed 100

Redefining style and youth culture in 2015 and beyond

Dazed 100

Voted for by Dazed's network of contributors, the Dazed 100 is your guide to the creatives redefining the future of style and youth culture. Expand the profiles to learn more about each person and to discover a wealth of exclusives. You can also make your voice heard by clicking the "Upvote" button to decide the ranking of the Readers' 100. You never know, you may pick a future cover star...

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Kendall Jenner is chopped, mashed up and pieced back together by fashion anarchist Abraham for this issue’s cover. The banned-from-Instagram, New York-based artist splices Céline and Moschino adverts with goth, fetish and bondage imagery, creating brilliantly nasty photo collages – which both brands and his victims (like Cara D and Riccardo T) love. He’s gained notoriety – and even a dose of controversy – for “borrowing” Richard Prince’s appropriation of a photo of an underage Brooke Shields. Is nothing sacred? No, and in @BessNYC4’s world, that’s cause for celebration.

What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?

Doug Abraham: Is Ebola pop culture? I’m inclined to say it is.

How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?

Doug Abraham: Hustle, hustle, hustle, hustle, hustle.

What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?

Doug Abraham: My kids are telling me Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and The Lego Movie.

How do you think style and pop culture will change in 2015?

Doug Abraham: I’m into Apple and Nike, brand-wise. I imagine 2015 will be strong for my brands... (Please send me free stuff, please.)

Sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.

Doug Abraham: We can expect me to be hustling for my Apple and my Nike.

What’s the most exciting thing about the music/film/fashion industry today?

Doug Abraham: Drugs.

What new skill did you learn this year?

Doug Abraham: Simultaneous iPhone, iPad, and laptop porn surfing.

Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?

Doug Abraham: Steve Jobs.

What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?

Doug Abraham: Not the porn, I guess... Maybe the Supreme©®™ app.

Who should have been number one on the Dazed 100?

Doug Abraham: Julian Assange.

Twitter: @BessNYC

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