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...


Drawing on references from her teenage years spent raving it up in the early 90s – as well as S&M subcultures – designer Rose is an unsung hero of Britain’s menswear scene. Always a nonconformist, she chose to keep things simple for SS15 with a single-model presentation, but Rihanna wearing a rave flyer-adorned coat from her AW14 collection (“for a full week!”) in October is the kind of exposure that means she won’t be able to stay off-grid for long. She’s keeping tight-lipped about the future for now, but watch out for an “exciting” upcoming collaboration in January.

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

Martine Rose: Indulge my imagination, and work with the most inspiring people.

What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?

Martine Rose: Favourite movie is Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul, and Burning Spear’s “Jah is My Driver” has been my go-to song this year – if all else fails I put that on and I’m level.

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

Martine Rose: For pop culture to develop and change, it needs to start reflecting what is really happening and stop focusing on twerking. (I mean really – who is interested?)

Sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.

Martine Rose: I think becoming a mum is a biggie – beyond that, some really exciting collaborations!

What’s the most exciting thing about the music, film and fashion industries today?

Martine Rose: I actually think that all three are at a crucial point where they have been trotting out the same format for a while now, and the time has come for a change. I think the best is yet to come.

What new skill did you learn this year?

Martine Rose: Perspective.

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

Martine Rose: That I don’t have any social media on it.

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

Martine Rose: Well, not Tony flippin’ Blair, that’s for sure! 

Twitter: @Martine_Rose | Instagram: @Martine_Rose

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