This morning a shake-up was announced at the British style bible Dazed, who have appointed stylist Ib Kamara as editor-in-chief. Kamara will succeed Isabella Burley, who has held the title since 2015. The announcement comes two years after the in-demand stylist was appointed as senior fashion editor-at-large for i-D magazine, and marks Dazed's thirtieth anniversary in a move sure to thrill the fashion community thanks to Kamara being fashion's leading man of the moment.
Lynette Nylander has also been named editorial director, with artistic director Jamie Reid and fashion director Emma Wyman amongst the names stepping down. Nylander was previously deputy editor of i-D magazine. The shake up at Dazed sees a new generation take the reigns in an era where the future of print is considered by many to be hanging in the balance.
Ib Kamara was born in Sierra Leone and raised in Gambia until he moved to London at 11 years-old. After a stint at Westminster University, Kamara chose to study Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins. Graduating five years ago next to leading talents such as Campbell Addy and Gareth Wrighton, Kamara is a leading figure in a vanguard of new talent turning the fashion industry on its head, and has been on a one-way fast track to stardom since graduating. He quickly emerged as one of the most influential and compelling stylistic voices of the decade (if you're a stylist or image-maker, it's more than likely he's on your moodboard), exploring his African heritage, masculinity and gender in today's societies. Last year, he came into SHOWstudio to take part in an intimate conversation as part of our In Fashion video interview series, having previously worked with Nick Knight on the project Hardcore Romance. Kamara has also collaborated with British and Italian Vogue, W Magazine, System, LOVE, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Dior, Nike and Fenty.
Writer, editor, consultant and content creative director and founding member of the Rubric Initiative Lynette Nylander has worked with the likes of Pat McGrath, Virgil Abloh, Burberry and Grace Wales Bonner. She is also the founder of editorial think tank imaginethat. Nylander and Kamara make the perfect pairing for hitting the refresh button on fashion print.
SHOWstudio are also offering the opportunity to learn directly from this new vanguard of fashion talent, as Nylander will be hosting a masterclass alongside stylist Nell Kalonji at the end of this month. All ticket proceeds go to charity - to secure your place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first print issue of Dazed under Kamara and Nylander’s direction will be published later this year in May 2021.