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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Fusing romantic songwriting with a lethal experimental edge, 24-year-old Lowe conquered her fear of being underwater in learning to dive this year for her “Water Came Down” video. Expect the south London singer-songwriter’s debut album to have a similarly exploratory edge when it’s released next year on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label. While you wait, check out an exclusive double whammy from Lowe – her intimate “How’d You Like it” video (dir. WeAreUs) binds a nude couple in reflective yarn; and, below, an emotive mix featuring Little Dragon, Miguel and Ibeyi.

What’s your favourite movie of 2014?

Rosie Lowe: True Detective – not strictly a movie, but it was the best thing I watched all year.

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

Rosie Lowe: 2014 has been all about the 90s… I predict rock music and guitar bands are going to come back in a big way in 2015 – I’m going to be dusting off my leather jacket.

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

Rosie Lowe: It’s exciting that talented people in these industries are standing up for what they believe in, whether that be Emma Watson for HeForShe or Leonardo DiCaprio for Climate Change. I think it’s great that artists can use their positions to create awareness for really important issues.

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

Rosie Lowe: Carol Kaye, one of the most prolific and widely heard bass players in history. Name a song, I bet she played on it!

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

Rosie Lowe: My obsession with writing to-do lists.

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

Rosie Lowe: I’d have to pick the incredible Jacob Hopewell, who directed the video for “Water Came Down”. He has a deep understanding of music and the narrative of song, which he uses alongside his beautiful visuals to make something really special.

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