Editor Rod Stanley picks out his favourite pieces from this month's new issue of Dazed & Confused Magazine
Birth of A Muse
Fashion sensation Arizona Muse takes over Dazed’s March issue with four separate covers – the first time Dazed has shot an entire issue with just one girl. Also in this issue, exclusive interviews with Hedi Slimane about his love of LA; popstep princess Katy B and the Rinse FM crew; and enigmatic installation artist Mike Nelson. Plus, Dazed heads to Lagos, Nigeria to party with Africa's biggest pop stars; young political writer Laurie Penny weighs in on the future of the protest movement; and the ‘testers’ experimenting with research chemicals talk science and pleasure.
Cover Story: Fashion: Arizona Muse
The brilliantly named Arizona Muse is the hottest face of the season, and Dazed has shot all 60 pages of fashion of the March collections special with her, working with four separate photographers to create four very different cover stories: Mark Segal, Sharif Hamza, Kacper Kasprzyk and Benjamin Alexander Huseby.
Photography: Hedi Slimane
The fashion designer turned super-photographer talks exclusively to Dazed about his upcoming four-volume Anthology, and the Paris exhibition he is curating: 'California Dreamin', featuring works from great LA artists including Ed Ruscha, Raymond Pettibon, Dennis Hopper and John Baldessari.
Music: Katy B
After the massive success of "Katy on a Mission" and "Lights On", Peckam’s pop-step princess trains her sights on the world. Dazed spends a day and night with her, witnessing Katymania breaking out down the front of the clubs.
Protest: "We Are Everywhere"
24-year-old writer Laurie Penny considers the radically charged new protest movement, and assesses the new mood of cooperation and solidarity taking hold of the nation’s youth.
Art: Mike Nelson
British artist Mike Nelson twice fell short of taking home the Tuner Prize, but is now representing the UK at this year's Venice Biennale. Dazed is first to talk to him about his belated recognition by the art establishment.
Drugs: Research Chemicals
A hands-on investigation into the world of 'psychonauts', as our man risks ego death and psychological catastrophe in his attempt to understand those who act as guinea pigs for newly synthesized chemical compounds.
New Talent: Lena Dunham
Natalie Portman and Sarah Silverman line up to tell us why they’re both fans of Lena Dunham’s work – the 24-year-old filmmaker and actress whose autobiographical first feature film recently made waves at American film festivals.
Your History: Carl Craig
The Detroit techno legend who helped define a sound and an era looks back on his career at the centre of dance music, from DJ and producer to founder of the pioneering Planet E Communications record label.
In the Funk Closet: Dwayne Omar
After 25 years in the shadows, Dazed introduces Dwayne Omar, the crown prince of electro-funk. We find out how he's finally come into fashion on Aphex Twin's label.