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Autumn 2016

Fronted by two leading French femmes, Dazed’s new issue celebrates the visionary talents who surrender to the possibilities of the moment

First you see the lightning. Then you hear the thunder. Dazed’s autumn issue celebrates the visionary talents capturing the creative spark of the moment. From a fantasy film set lensed by Mark Peckmezian, Léa Seydoux explains her love of storytelling and surrealism as she steps up for a starring role in Xavier Dolan’s apocalyptic latest, while anti-it girl Soko, captured by Roe Ethridge, faces down her demons in a pair of soul-searching performances set to shoot her into the movie major league.

Elsewhere in the issue, Rookie editor Tavi Gevinson takes Broadway as she transforms into a girl possessed on stage, in a Rodarte anniversary special shot by Ethan James Green; space-pop sage Sean Nicolas Savage reveals his love of forbidden fruit as his new album takes him to the outer limits; Beyoncé’s favourite sister-act duo Chloe x Halle peer out from the other side of the pop looking-glass; and alt-rock iconoclast Shirley Manson inspires a new generation of females to explore their deepest fantasies. Joseph Szabo captures America’s rock’n’roll generation in the throes of awkward adolescence with all-new images from his seminal Almost Grown series; fashion’s odd couple Luke Brooks and James Theseus Buck – AKA Rottingdean Bazaar – spill the secrets of their anarchic design philosophy, and we hit the road with Vicious Cunts, the revved-up band of female bikers leaving the boys trailing in the dust.

In fashion, it’s market day as Hill & Aubrey showcase the best of this season’s accessories; Akeem Smith recaptures the magic of his Jamaican upbringing with stylist Eloise Parry; Sean & Seng offer schooling in how to speak Balenciaga; and Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert journey east to Odessa.

Léa Seydoux shot by Mark Peckmezian, fashion Katie Shillingford

Soko shot by Roe Ethridge, fashion Robbie Spencer

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