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...


Responsible for Junya Watanabe’s Sellotaped pouts, Yeezy’s transformation in the Nick Knight-directed “Black Skinhead” video and the wonderfully warped looks in the glitched-up “Out of the Blue” shoot by Pierre Debusschere in the new issue of Dazed, Ffrench’s super-saturated palettes rebel against fashion’s bored, minimalistic conventions. For her, make-up is paint, and skin a canvas.

What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?

Isamaya Ffrench: Frank Lampard going to Man City on loan.

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

Isamaya Ffrench: Make-up/illustration.

What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?

Isamaya Ffrench: Fat White Family – “Touch the Leather” and Happiness.

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

Isamaya Ffrench: I think ant farms will become popular again.

Sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.

Isamaya Ffrench: Ripped forearms. I’m gonna get tonk!

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

Isamaya Ffrench: Dazed magazine.

What new skill did you learn this year?

Isamaya Ffrench: A heel spin (football trick) in South Africa.

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

Isamaya Ffrench: Novembre Magazine, or my assistant Josh Wilks.

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

Isamaya Ffrench: I use the iCase as a wallet.

Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?

Isamaya Ffrench: Clive Martin.

Instagram: @IsamayaFfrench

Lead image Isamaya Ffrench for Junya Watanabe. Courtesy of the artist, photography Josh Wilks

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