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Sam Riley wears denim and fleece jacket by Diesel;
Sam Riley wears denim and fleece jacket by Diesel; polo neck by Sandro. Joan Smalls wears tunic by Prada. Photography: Sean and Seng; styling Karen Langley, Robbie Spencer.

Dazed & Confused October Issue: Temptation

First look at Dazed's October cover, with On the Road star Sam Riley and model of the moment, Joan Smalls

Sam Riley, star of the hotly anticipated On The Road flick, is this issue's cover star together with model of the moment, Joan Smalls. Shot by Sean and Seng and styled by Dazed's fashion director Karen Langley and senior fashion editor Robbie Spencer, the pair feature in a sumptuous dual shoot.

The issue feature over 70 pages of fashion, shot by the likes of Danko Steiner, Pierre Debusscherre, Jeff Bark and Yelena Yemchuk, while the duo behind rising label Creatures of the Wind talk through the electric designs that have won them unanimous applause since their first collection proper, for SS11.

Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and How to Dress Well share the love amid an emerging wave of emotion and sincerity, and Bat for Lashes talks candidly about her new album. We report from the frontlines of Spain’s “lost generation”, as the country's young people battle unemployment and recession; illustrator Julie Verhoeven continues her art residency; and, one year on from the birth of Occupy, radical academic Mark Fisher “imagines imagining” a world after capitalism.

Sam Riley
Photography Sean and Seng
Styling Robbie Spencer
Hair Syd Hayes at Premier using Bumble and Bumble
Make-Up Gemma Smith-Edhouse

Joan Smalls
Photography Sean and Seng
Styling Karen Langley
Hair Syd Hayes at Premier using Bumble and Bumble
Make-Up Lauren Parsons at Premier using Chanel Christmas collection 2012 and Hydra Beauty Skincare