For its Women in Music issue (with Taylor Swift on the cover), ELLE puts the spotlight on rising stars including Charlie XCX, Ella Henderson, Halsey, Muddy Magnolias and Tinashe. The women pose for Paola Kudacki in the striking portraits.
Described as ‘The Reigning Club Queen’, Charlie XCX opens up about fighting for her voice in the industry. “From the moment I stepped into this industry, I’ve always had to fight for my ideas and for my voice to be heard. When I got signed, I had just turned 16. I felt like I had to continuously have these confrontations with older men who were doubting my ideas because I was a woman, because I was 16.”
Images: ELLE/Paola Kudacki