Editor Rod Stanley picks out the highlights for the new February Issue of Dazed & Confused
Creative rebellion sets the mood for Dazed's February issue, as non-conformists from actress Andrea Riseborough to superstar designer Yohji Yamamato explain how they stayed true to their visions, while Barbara Kruger looks back at the roots of her long-influential art of resistance, and author K-Punk dissects the new wave of youth dissent. Rankin's cover shoot also sets the tone for this month's Asian Fashion Focus, including Hussein Chalayan and fast-rising Japanese actress Kiko, plus several stories interpreting this season's strong trend for Asian-influenced looks. Make a stand!
Cover story: Andrea Riseborough
The talented young actress Andrea Riseborough, gives Dazed an exclusive interview to coincide with her leading role in the upcoming film adaptation of Graham Green’s Brighton Rock. Andrea graces Dazed’s February cover in a Japanese inspired fashion shoot by Rankin.
Asian Fashion Focus
With Asian fashion seen widely on the runways for SS/11 and the highly anticipated Yohji Yamamoto retrospective coming to the V&A this spring, Dazed celebrates an aesthetic which has long been ahead of the rest, with fashion stories from collaborative duos Robbie Spencer and Ben Toms, and Joanna Schlenzka and Will Davidson.
With exclusive access to the Yohji Yamamoto archive, Dazed presents a stunning fashion shoot accompanied by a rare interview with the visionary Japanese designer.
Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara features in an exclusive fashion shoot, styled by Katie Shillingford and wearing Hussein Chalayan’s new collection in a shoot inspired by Japanese culture. The shoot is accompanied by an interview with Kiko, who is making her film debut in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.
Outspoken author Mark Fisher, aka K-Punk, weighs in on the protests shaking up the country, and dissects the causes of the new militancy.
The gorgeous Danish former ballerina is tipped to be the one of the biggest pop stars of the next year. We find out why Oh Land’s playful videos and instrumental experimentation has picked up the attention of everyone from Pharrell Williams and John Legend, to Rihanna and Shakira.
Influential conceptual artist Barbara Kruger talks to Dazed about studying under Diane Arbus and tells us why her installations and slogans have confronted and shocked viewers since the 80s.
France’s leading man sits down for an intimate interview, discussing his recent roles in the much lauded film Black Swan and the Brazilian coming-of age film Adrift, and tells us about his love of Brazil and life in the public eye.
Publishing iconoclast Peter Owen started his business at his kitchen table with £850 in 1951, and went on to publish Yoko Ono, Henry Miller, Salvador Dali and nine Nobel Prize winners. Here Peter tells us about the great days of publishing, before Jamie Oliver and Katie Price took over the charts.