A State of Independence

autumn 2019

Saddle up! Dazed goes west to uncover the current obsession with the cowboy in youth culture. Leading the rodeo is Lil Nas X, the 20-year-old country-trap superstar who lit the fire under a phenomenon. He’s joined by fashion’s most wanted cowgirl, Adut Akech, lensed by Viviane Sassen. THE COVERS LIL NAS X The hip-hop outlier who brought Nashville to its knees sparks one up in a cover story shot by Charlotte Wales ADUT AKECH The South Sudanese model – and a variety of cowboy hats – under the inimitable lens of Viviane Sassen THE FEATURES COWGIRLS OF COLOR Meet the new queens of the rodeo putting women of colour in the saddle LAVENDER COUNTRY Country music’s first openly gay musician reflects on a lifetime of activism, joining the singer he inspired, masked balladeer Orville Peck, in conversation HONOR SWINTON BYRNE Shot by Jack Davison, a rare interview with the breakout star of The Souvenir – a toxic relationship drama inspired by director Joanna Hogg’s own 20s THE WILD BUNCH In cahoots with radical playwright Jeremy O Harris, runway outlaws Telfar Clemens and Babak Radboy confront the historical whitewashing of the cowboy figure for Telfar AW19 VIVEIK KALRA The Blinded by the Light star talks Springsteen, the vitality of south Asian cinema, and making the great British coming-of-age drama his own KANESHA & KORTNEE Meet the mother-daughter duo breaking down historic barriers in rodeo, at the Bill Pickett championship and beyond LOVE ME TENDER Photographer Clémentine Schneidermann reveals touching portraits of the people who live to love Elvis, from Memphis to South Wales AISLING FRANCIOSI The Italian-Irish actress opens up on the controversy circling The Nightingale, the dark new thriller from Babadook director Jennifer Kent BIG COUNTRY Photographer Hugo Scott shares cinematic stills from his odyssey through the American heartlands TREASURE STATE Surrender author Joanna Pocock pens an essay exploring how the American west was lost through mining – and how it might be won again shot by Viviane Sassen, styled by Robbie Spencer ...and much more.


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