10 People To Watch In 2016

Smart creators from music, fashion, and art worth following next year—starting now.

10 People To Watch In 2016

A lot of good things will happen by this time next year. Albums will be dropped. New shoes will be got. Nights will be Netflixed and chilled, and rights to vote will be exercised. Bad things, too—the future is an invigorating and terrifying thing. But artists are there to keep an eye out, giving life to what lies ahead with new ideas and new ways to see them realized. These smart creators from the worlds of fashion, music, literature, sports, and art will start your year off right, as they lead us all into a better, brighter, weirder new year.

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10 People To Watch In 2016 Molly Matalon
1. Courtney Act

There's never been a better time to win by being yourself.




10 People To Watch In 2016 Travys Owen
2. Lukhanyo Mdingi

Clothes don't have to be commercial.

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10 People To Watch In 2016
3. Alexa Karolinski

Translating brands for video, and humans.




10 People To Watch In 2016
4. bo en

How to make smart music that's still totally fun.




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10 People To Watch In 2016
5. Jerrod Carmichael

Family television people actually want to watch.




10 People To Watch In 2016
6. Konstantin Satchek

Skateboarding's best blog made a book.




10 People To Watch In 2016
7. Juliana Huxtable

The value of artistic conversations with the past.

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10 People To Watch In 2016
8. Zane Lowe

Radio's new goals.




10 People To Watch In 2016
9. Taylor Johnson

Why surreal animation is more appealing than ever.




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10 People To Watch In 2016
10. R. City

The deferred victory of Virgin Islands pop.




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10 People To Watch In 2016