The Road to Fashion Rocks®

What fills a page with song lyrics? How does a vision transform into a car that sets a new bar in its category? What sends pioneers in the realms of fashion, music, and design to the forefront of their craft? It takes drive to create, relentless determination and readiness for risk-taking—the very spirit Mazda possesses. In the videos below, Mazda, in partnership with Fashion Rocks®, brings together a group of artists who embody this daring spirit and hunger for innovation.

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Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records in three decades and continue to perform for screaming fans all over the world. They are timeless, defying the odds by outlasting their contemporaries and never losing the desire to innovate. Their approach—a fusion of art, fashion, technology, and pop—has always been far ahead of its time, and the band shows no signs of easing its foot off the pedal, as they're currently hard at work on their 14th studio album, with star producers Mark Ronson and Mr. Hudson.

As the breakout single "Am I Wrong" from Nico & Vinz continues to climb up the charts, Oslo duo find themselves thrust into the spotlight by their very own statement of self-belief. "We want to show people that you can become whatever you want if you believe and work hard," says Nico. This way of thinking has taken them around the world, and all the way to a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2013. "We sing about things we've been going through and about finding ourselves," adds Vinz." "The goal for us is to inspire people to find happiness."

Since exploding onto the electronic dance music scene in 2010, Grammy Award-Winning DJ and producer Nick van der Wall—known the world over as Afrojack—has rapidly become one of its most influential players, and plays a key role in the genre's ever- increasing popularity. He's played all the marquee festivals, from Coachella to Ultra and Tomorrowland, and has collaborated with some of today's biggest stars. With the release of his debut album "Forget the World" this past May, Afrojack is ready to continue his global takeover and further cement his status as a top-tier name in dance music.