As proposed Tory cuts to Universal Credit threaten to reduce the net income of young homeless people by a staggering 25%, Dazed Live, which will be donating 100% of its profits to young homelessness charity Centrepoint, could not be happening at a more important time. Furthermore, with the pandemic having prevented so much for so long, the ability to have so many creatives in one place (both the artists and the attendees) is very much a welcome one.
Undoubtedly, one of the standout events will be a talk delivered by Ibrahim Kamara, Dazed’s current editor-in-chief. He’ll be talking about the creative process behind the latest print issue, which is a particularly important one in the magazine’s history; not only because it’s the 30th anniversary issue, but also because the cover star is none other than Rihanna, with the shoot having included the already infamous ‘pre-rolled RiRi’ photo.
Multi-award-winning womenswear designer Simone Rocha will also be giving a talk, offering her insight on what it takes to ‘build a brand.’ Another one of our top picks is the talk from convention-defying couturier Michaela Stark. Having gained notoriety for her lingerie that subverts all preconceptions of what the female form is ‘supposed’ to look like, she’ll be teaming up with trans-activist Lucia Blake and models Jade O’Belle and Ellie Goldstein to discuss the culture surrounding body image in the age of social media