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Dazed & Confused January Issue

Dazed & Confused hands over creative control to British teenagers - Teenage Takeover issue out today.

In its January issue, Dazed & Confused hands over creative control to British teenagers – responding to the question, “What does it mean to you to be young and British today?”,the project received over 400 individual article pitches in just ten days.

Dazed & Confused presents 30 of the most unique and insightful stories in a special section of this month’s special issue. Written entirely by the teenagers themselves, guided and assisted by editors at the magazine, the stories include interviews with anti-violence campaigners, a tongue-in-cheek investigation into which youth tribes hate each other and why, and a boy’s first-person account of coming out as gay in his mother’s birthday card. Some teenagers shot their own photography, while others were photographed by the magazine to reveal the faces behind the ideas.

Renowned designer and photographer Hedi Slimane presents a personal 34-page fashion portfolio of British youth, styled by the magazine's creative director, Nicola Formichetti, including a 14-year-old Jessie and 17-year-old Louis who feature on the issue's two covers also made three of Slimane's images available in advance, along with a downloadable Dazed cover template, asking teenagers to create their own covers, the best of which are showcased in the Teenage Takeover section.

Other teen-related features in the Teenage Takeover issue of Dazed: 24-year-old Richard Milward, acclaimed young author of Apples (Faber, 2007), spends a week with teenage boxers in the East End’s Repton Amateur Boxing Club. An on-set shoot with the young stars of the film of Kevin Sampson’s novel AwayDays, written by the author, photographed by Tara Darby. Leo Fitzpatrick, star of controversial 90s film Kids, with photos by candid New York photographer Ryan McGinley. An exclusive peek at the new cast of teen TV phenomenon Skins, an encounter with the biggest teen star in the world Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) and Diplo’s new protégé, 17-year-old female rapper Rye Rye, in conversation.