As Dazed & Confused exclusively revealed their 200th issue, Guest Edited by Björk on Monday, it was no surprise to see it posted on AnOther Loves almost immediately by AnOther contributing writer Fiona Cook, becoming the Most Loved post of the week.
As Dazed & Confused exclusively revealed their 200th issue Guest Edited by Björk on Monday, it was no surprise to see it posted on AnOther Loves almost immediately by AnOther contributing writer Fiona Cook, becoming the Most Loved post of the week. Whilst Björk was the cover star for our AnOther autumn/winter 2010 issue 19 – photographed in black and white by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Camilla Nickerson – for the Dazed issue the influential Icelandic singer-songwriter was shot by Sam Falls and styled by Katy England in an equally captivating but colourful and explosive creation. With the upcoming launch of her album and “app suite” Biophilia, Dazed editor Rod Stanley interviews her at home in New York to find out about her inventive approach to music making. And, handpicked by Björk, a wide array of scientists, designers, programmers, musicologists and artists who inspired and created the project, are also featured. Renowned for her eclectic musical style and quirky character, the issue perfectly embodies all of Björk’s eccentricities and creative genius that have been wowing audiences for over a decade. As Dazed & Confused celebrates its 200th issue, Björk fittingly “shows us the future”, making way for one of the title’s most exciting and inspiring issues to date.
What made you Love the Dazed & Confused August issue?
I was impressed by the diverse nature of the people Björk collaborated with.
What makes Björk such an icon and the perfect 200th issue Dazed & Confused cover star?
Her ability to evolve and keep up with current trends in music. She also perfectly represents Dazed's ideals in a single person: fashion, art, music and ideas, rolled into one.
With a variety of designers, artists, explorers and scientists also in the issue – which is your favourite feature?
I like Sisters Act, an article featuring interviews with six up-and-coming actresses. Partly because I like the style of the photography and partly because I am always in awe of people who have broken into a difficult industry.
What do you find most intriguing about Björk’s upcoming Biophilia album/project?
By the fact she is now free of the restraints of a major-label contract.
From past issues who is your favourite Dazed & Confused cover star and why?
The November 2007 Luke Worrall issue. I love the black and white contrast, especially where it’s used in the title. It’s a really striking cover.
If you could pick a new cover star for the next issue who would it be and why?
Nicholas Hoult. I think he would be more reserved than the confident, carefree characters he often plays.
What was the last thing you bought?
MAC red nail varnish.
Click here to buy your copy of Dazed & Confused 200th issue – Björk Guest-Edit, also out now in all major newsagents.
Text by Lucia Davies