Fronted by two pioneering figures of pop who each speak truth to power in their own way, the autumn/winter issue of Dazed gets one step closer to the creatives embracing a radical new intimacy in their art.
Confronting personal truths onscreen this month in a bold new documentary on her life, M.I.A. reflects on the experiences that have shaped who she is in a psychedelic story shot by Gareth McConnell. With his magical new album as Blood Orange, Dev Hynes branches out into daringly honest new territory – he’s lensed by Wolfgang Tillmans in an intimate shoot. Also fronting the issue, fashion’s most wanted faces stand apart from the usual suspects: Mica Argañaraz as captured by Angelo Pennetta, and Hannah Motler and Sara Grace Wallerstedt caught in the act by Johnny Dufort.
M.I.A. The guerilla-pop provocateur discusses MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., the radically honest new documentary that charts her own filmmaking roots – and reveals the painfully personal politics that power her art
Dev Hynes Reflecting on his boldest transformation to date on Negro Swan, the Blood Orange star reveals the creative vulnerability at the heart of his music in conversation with kindred spirit, writer Durga Chew-Bose
Fashion Covers Mica Argañaraz by Angelo Pennetta and Robbie Spencer. Hannah Motler and Sara Grace Wallerstedt by Johnny Dufort and Robbie Spencer
Goldie Captured in Camden by youth culture documenter Ewen Spencer, the electronic music master reflects on 25 years of breaking ground, and his dynamic new offering
Milly Shapiro Playing dress-up in New York with photographer Charlie Engman, the Hereditary star reveals how she’s kept her head through her dizzying rise
Let’s Dance Meet the prime movers putting bold exhibitionism at the heart of New York’s thriving experimental dance scene
Northern Soul Pushing back against political conservatism, Northern Ireland’s new art rebels are remaking Belfast in their own image
Jaden Smith The actor, singer and now part-time fashion designer discusses his sustainability-focused new clothing line
Saint Laurent Anthony Vaccarello evokes the hedonistic spirit of 70s New York in his first stand-alone menswear show for Saint Laurent
AK Blakemore Holding the darkest corners of daily life up to the light, the London poet shares a selection of new verses