Dazed & Confused: Franken-Fashion

Collaborating with top designer's such as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Gareth Pugh, this issue of Dazed sees a monster mask special...

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Taking inspiration from throwaway materials and Frankenstein's legendary monster, Dazed & Confused this month presents its 'Franken-Fashion' masks project… a unique creative collaboration with some of the world's top designers, including such names as Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Roberto Cavalli, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Riccardo Tisci.

Each of the 13 designers involved created a mask especially for Dazed, using scraps lying around the designers’ studios – look out for rubber gloves, leather offcuts and even an old lampshade! Modelled by the fabulous Guinevere van Seenus, shot by Daniel Jackson and styled by Dazed senior fashion editor Karen Langley, while more Franken-fashion comes from Richard Burbridge, Magnus Unnar, Mark Pillai and Max Farago.

Turning green on the Hackney streets, Dazed also meets Laura Mulleavy of fast-rising label Rodarte to talk horror chic, while talented British actress Rebecca Hall take a break from theatre to discuss Dorian Gray, Woody Allen and sex dolls.

Dazed also freaks out with the next generation of psychedelic artists, cutting up internet graphics and 80s TV ads to create mind-bending new works that reflect our media-saturated age. Meanwhile, the scuzzy musicians at the heart of the underground lo-fi music scene get real about whether it's a movement or just a bunch of people making noise – with Wavves, Blank Dogs, Times New Viking, Woods, Kurt Vile, A Grave With No Name and many more.

Elsewhere in October's Dazed, notorious installation artist Nancy Kienholz, cult comedy duo Tim & Eric, the world's first black supermodel Donyale Luna, the Slits' Ari-Up, Brigitte Bardot dressed as a superhero, and the most snappily dressed 60s apocalypse cult you'll ever see.

The Dazed & Confused October 'Franken-Fashion' special issue is on sale on Thursday September 17.

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