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Dazed October: Technique Revealing the Craft of Fashion

The new issue of Dazed & Confused explores the process behind fashion delving into couture and unseen materials

Dazed’s October issue sets the tone for an exploration of process and technique in fashion, with cover model Kirsi Pyrhonen styled by Fashion Director Karen Langley and photographed by Sharif Hamza. Fashion editorials this month further unpick the craft of fashion, from the delicate layering of textures, lace and found objects in “Rewind”, styled by Senior Fashion Editor Katie Shillingford and shot by Ben Toms, to the billowing shapes of “Inflate”, created in a collaboration between Senior Menswear Editor Robbie Spencer and photographer Anthony Maule.

Dazed speaks with Riccardo Tisci about the intricate techniques used to create his A/W 10 haute couture collection for Givenchy, with exclusive behind-the-scenes images. Also in this issue, Dazed presents unseen materials from Lee Alexander McQueen’s final collection.

We also meet director Gasper Noé to discuss the release of his new film, the mindblowing cinematic trip Enter The Void, and his inhibition-free, ferociously talented leading lady Paz de la Huerta, shot in New York by Cass Bird. Remaining Stateside, Dazed spends a few messed-up days with brooding ‘drag’ trio Salem, discovering why they are shaking up the music world with their sinister, slowed-down beats.

Also in Dazed’s October’s issue: Mark Ronson curates a special section on his new album along with his collaborators, Boy George, Jonathan Pierce from The Drums and Nick Rhodes; Howard Marks waxes lyrical on the legalisation of drugs and the importance of love; we talk to Blixa Bargeld of noise pioneers EinstŸrzende Neubaten; Bosco Delrey psyches out; Jennifer Lawrence talks about shooting Winter's Bone; Daniel Pinchbeck gets ready for an evolutionary leap in consciousness; we recall the leather-lover behind 70s zine Atom Age; and Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington go behind the frontline with their portrait of the US Army unit in Afghanistan known as “Infidels”.