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Genki! This month, Dazed & Confused is guest-edited by MUGLER main man, Nicola Formichetti. In a fashion-packed issue, the Italian-Japanese trendsetter focuses on the youth boom of his east Asian homeland. “I feel that there’s been so much attention on Asia in the past couple of years, but nothing out there actually representing the real Asia,” Nicola told our editor Tim Noakes when the team started putting the issue together. “I was born and bred there, so I want to show what’s happening in real time. This generation has no fear, just pure excitement. Everything is new and progressive – I want to celebrate that.” Think J-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu! Think Chinese film sensation Angelababy! Think 20 pages of the most thrilling people in youth culture from the most thrilling part of the world right this second. Think four unique covers! Think #fantasia!
Mr Nicopanda will also takeover the new DazedDigital next week. Alongside all the web-specific wonders Nico shot and commissioned for us, we’ve had a bit of a spruce-up, so make sure you check dazeddigital.com first thing on 19th of November, to see a bunch of new formats and a couple of great features that we’re utterly psyched to share with you. As the year draws to a close, we’re looking forward to the future with a bold, thrilling new face. Like we said at the beginning – 2012. If it’s not exciting, you haven’t done it properly. Let the panda-monium commence!
The new issue of Dazed & Confused, guest-edited by Nicola Formichetti, is out on Wednesday 14th November
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