How one woman and her gang of London rebels took over London: for the Summer issue of Dazed, we went all in on Dalston's greatest soul singer. As well as cramming an issue full of her collaborators like Jesse Kanda and krump crew Wet Wipez, we let her take over the video section, with her self-directed videos cementing her status as an auteur for our times.
When we came back in Autumn, we came back refreshed after our road trip across the states. Having spent since the 4th July celebrating the very best of American independents on Dazed Digital, this issue, fronted by two voices of youth, Binx and Natalie Westling, was the ultimate handbook to creativity stateside.
Few rappers have dominated public discourse quite like Nicki Minaj this year, but for her Dazed cover, shot by Jeff Bark, saw her play a more sedate pace of life. In an issue themed around “Twisted Reality and Twisted Fantasy”, she told us about why being the first female rapper to hit $500 million would be a victory for all women.
Winter 2014's Dazed 100 was a landmark list of the most pivotal people changing style culture, released at the decade's midpoint. For number 1, there was no debating: Kendall Jenner's seismic impact on the world of fashion and celebrity pushed her to the top, and onto the cover of our last issue of the year.