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CONTENTS

THE COVERS

ANGELABABY wears t-shirt by MUGLER NICOLA FORMICHETTI wears t-shirt by MUGLER; hat by NICOPANDA; own necklace

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU wears dress by WRITTENAFTERWARDS NICOLA FORMICHETTI wears t-shirt by MUGLER; hat by NICOPANDA

photography MATT IRWIN styling NICOLA FORMICHETTI

THE FRONT

20 first shot: REN HANG

22 MARK FAST selects CHIAKI MORONAGA

24 GATEKEEPER select HOLLY HERNDON

26 EAT YOUR KIMCHI select NEON BUNNY

28 residency: MOTTO

Dazed & Approved 30 FASHION 34 BOOKS 35 ART 36 MUSIC 37 FILM

38 APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION

42 YE HONGXING

44 THE DREAM TEAM

46 new designer: SHENGWEI WANG

48 your history: KEIZO KITAJIMA

50 fashion archive: HYSTERIC GLAMOUR

52 ANIMAL INSTINCTS

54 report: ONE FOOT IN THE RAVE

56 head to head: VALLY GIRL vs BROOKE CANDY

58 CAN I KICK IT?

60 THE CASIO G-SHOCK AWARDS

62 transformer: DANIEL PINCHBECK vs DR SUNG BAEK

THE MAINS

64 cult vip: PUSHING THE EXTREME the redand-white-striped universe of horrormanga auteur KAZUO UMEZZ

68 PANDA MONIUM: how a panda-loving Soho fashionista called NICOLA FORMICHETTI conquered the world via Dazed, MUGLER and Lady Gaga

74 THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH the hypest, brightest, loudest, most colourful girls around, plucked from the streets and presented and styled by NICOPANDA

80 NICO FOLIO our guest editor travels from Tokyo to Hong Kong to showcase the new wave of East Asian creative talent

94 WHO LOVES YA, BABY in the first of our two cover stories, Chinese model/ actress/megastar ANGELABABY talks Instagram, Superman and “Gangnam Style”

100 CUTIE PIE how Harajuku kawaii, or “cute”, is going international, thanks to J-pop princess KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

THE FASHION

THE BACK

148 q&a art: pods and prehistory MARIKO MORI

150 q&a fashion: menswear and monsters MIHARA YASUHIRO

152 q&a film: teen-idols and Tokyo MIKA NINAGAWA

C O N F U S E D

154 q&a tech: robots, robots and more robots SHIGEO HIROSE

106 #BUTOH photography JULIA HETTA styling CATHY EDWARDS

156 q&a books: China’s migrating millions HSIAOHUNG PAI

116 #DEADFACE photography BEN TOMS styling KATIE SHILLINGFORD

126 #HOMESTYLE photography BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY styling ROBBIE SPENCER

158 q&a music: J-rap and jewellery VERBAL

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160 last shot: NICOLA FORMICHETTI a star is born

136 #HAPPYENDINGS photography TERRY TSIOLIS styling KAREN LANGLEY

photography credit on the walter pfeifer q&A in isue 214 was misatributed to pfeifer himself. The followinG

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pologies to all concerned: Photography Rico & Michael yling Nicolas Vetsch