Dazed (formerly Dazed & Confused) has evolved from a London street scene magazine into an internationally-recognised title that continues to identify and create leading-edge cultural trends through its challenging and often controversial editorial, design and visual identity. With its world-exclusive interviews, groundbreaking fashion editorial, peerless photography and award-winning themed issues in music, art, fashion and film Dazed defines the cutting edge of style and fashion.
In This Issue:
“An activist is someone who is not afraid to be truthful or vulnerable,” declares Amandla Stenberg in the Spring 2017 issue of Dazed. Stenberg is joined on the covers by fellow actor Ashton Sanders, whose poignant portrayal of black LGBT masculinity in Moonlight has struck an unprecedented chord. Together, they are just two young Americans using their art to move us and their voices to foster real change.
Led by these two cultural agenda-setters, in this issue we join forces with the artists, activists and free-thinkers proving that protest comes in many forms – and using their energy and poise to galvanise a post-Trump generation.
Ashton Sanders: Lensed by Sean + Seng, the breakout star of searing Oscar-nominated drama Moonlight shows the soulful intensity that has helped set a new bar for LGBT portrayals on screen
No Bra: Genderfuck superstar Susanne Oberbeck – AKA No Bra – stares
down the patriarchy with film firebrand Bruce LaBruce
Winter in America: With LGBT rights under threat from the White House, photographer Ethan James Green documents a moment of defiance in New York
Sampha: Alongside an intimate shoot by Tom Ordoyno, the quiet man of pop shares the journey through heartache that inspired his soul- searching debut
The Activists: As a generation of young Americans takes to the streets in protest, we salute the game-changers – from Grace Dunham to India Menuez – taking charge of their nation’s future with real, essential initiatives
Hands O Our Revolution: Bringing his disruptive digital project to the pages of Dazed, incendiary artist Adam Broomberg fans the ames of a post-Trump uprising
Elysia Crampton: The border-hopping producer ushers in music’s new nomadic age
Junya Watanabe: Accompanying an electrifying shoot by Johnny Dufort, Arabelle Sicardi explores why Junya Watanabe’s SS17 offering is a spiked siren song to those who are anxiously in love with the world
Noah Cyrus: Lensed by Clara Balzary, Miley’s kid-sister is set to y with a cyber-pop style of her own
Plus: A portfolio of London’s new wave of designers, Gray Sorrenti lenses her New York band of dreamers, and 50 pages of out-of-this-world fashion