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The Tribes Issue

Dazed gangs up with Savages, Chicago drill rappers, Rick Owens's extended family and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on NYC's IRL crew

Jeff Bark and Robbie Spencer kick off our May "Tribes" issue in spectacular fashion with an epic party staged in New York with supermodels Catherine McNeil, Noma Han and Sung Jin Park at the centre of the hedonistic reverie. Inside, post-punk priestesses Savages take centre stage with their most revealing interview and shoot to date; Rick Owens invites us backstage at Paris Fashion Week to meet his extended family; Stephen Whelan penetrates the online cam-boy sex-cult; and Dazed Digital blogger Lauren Schwartzberg explains why “drill” rappers are making the headlines in Chicago’s mean streets. Also, Nathalie Olah meets the creatives battling the rise of nationalism in Hungary and Stuart Mahy experiences the buzz of Libyan road raging – and lamb bazeen – first hand. Further into fashion, Rachel Chandler shoots a gang of lads killing time styled by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, Vara Ribeiro goes to Puerto Rico for a surf inspired story styled by Karen Langley featuring a tomboy Maria Bradley, and Chad Moore and Emma Wyman get cabin fever in the woods. If that wasn’t enough, Throbbing Gristle icon Genesis Breyer P-Orridge writes exclusively about h/er new gang – the young New Yorkers behind Grant Singer’s short film IRL.

But before we get started, I asked the Dazed crew to each nominate a pop culture tribe that had irreversibly changed their lives. Here’s what they all came back with. I’m speechless, frankly.

Pussy Riot (Fiona Cook)
The Kids in the Hall (Hannah Lack)
L7, East 17, MC5, 911, A1, 112, 3T, 2NE1, 5ive (Rory Lewarne)
Michael Jackson, Bubbles and Macaulay Culkin (Nathalie Olah)
Blue Peter-badge holders (Jenny Campbell-Colquhoun)
So Solid Crew (Lauren Ford)
Japanese rockabillys (Robbie Spencer)
The Runaways (Emma Wyman)
Murder Inc. (Karen Orton)
Wags (Elizabeth Fraser-Bell)
Sailor Moon (Flora Yin-Wong)
The Poddington Peas (Claude d’Avoine)
Tottenham Hotspur (Danny O’Kane)
Richey and Nicky, the Glamour Twins (Dean Mayo Davies)
Swiss biker gangs (Christopher Simmonds)
Degrassi Junior High (Luke Shumard)
The Dutch Provos (Charlie Robin Jones)
Riot Grrrls (Owen Myers)

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