First you see the lightning. Then you hear the thunder. Dazed’s autumn issue celebrates the visionary talents capturing the creative spark of the moment. From a fantasy film set lensed by Mark Peckmezian, Léa Seydouxexplains her love of storytelling and surrealism as she steps up for a starring role in Xavier Dolan’s apocalyptic latest, while anti-it girl Soko, captured by Roe Ethridge, faces down her demons in a pair of soul-searching performances set to shoot her into the movie major league.
Elsewhere in the issue, Rookie editor Tavi Gevinsontakes Broadway as she transforms into a girl possessed on stage, in a Rodarte anniversary special shot by Ethan James Green; space-pop sage Sean Nicolas Savage reveals his love of forbidden fruit as his new album takes him to the outer limits; Beyoncé’s favourite sister-act duo Chloe x Hallepeer out from the other side of the pop looking-glass; and alt-rock iconoclast Shirley Manson inspires a new generation of females to explore their deepest fantasies. Joseph Szabo captures America’s rock’n’roll generation in the throes of awkward adolescence with all-new images from his seminal Almost Grown series; fashion’s odd couple Luke Brooks and James Theseus Buck – AKA Rottingdean Bazaar – spill the secrets of their anarchic design philosophy, and we hit the road with Vicious Cunts, the revved-up band of female bikers leaving the boys trailing in the dust.
In fashion, it’s market day as Hill & Aubrey showcase the best of this season’s accessories; Akeem Smith recaptures the magic of his Jamaican upbringing with stylist Eloise Parry; Sean & Seng offer schooling in how to speak Balenciaga; and Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert journey east to Odessa.
Léa Seydoux shot by Mark Peckmezian, fashion Katie Shillingford