As youth communities thrive in new ways both online and off, we celebrate the families we choose and inherit

The winter 2019 issue  Robbie Spencer’s last as Fashion and Creative Director – is dedicated to family ties: the communities we are born to, as much as the ones we forge for ourselves.

On our covers, Saoirse Ronan, who stars as this generation’s Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Little Women is in conversation with on-screen mum Laura Dern. She reveals why Jo’s energy felt to her like an instinctive fit and why playing alongside Dern was the experience of a lifetime. In a mesmerising shoot by Ben Toms, model and four time Special Olympics champion gymnast Chelsea Werner appears alongside her mum Lisa, who reflects on why Chelsea’s dedication and fearlessness made her stand out in competition as well as in front of the camera, while model Nathan Westling talks skating, Bob’s Burgers and navigating his transition with the support of his adopted fashion family. For our final cover, original Dazed family member Björk is shot in Iceland by Harley Weir. Bringing her immersive Cornucopia performance to Europe for the first time, she invites you behid the scenes of the multisensory show – her most ambitious yet – with an exclusive, 360 takeover on Dazed Digital and Dazed Beauty.

Elsewhere in the issue, Noah Jupe, the breakout star of Shia LaBeouf’s autobiographical father-son tale, Honey Boy, reflects on bringing the actor’s younger self to life, the cast of Atlantics, Mati Diop’s magical, Palme d’Or winning feature about young Senegalese migrants reunites, photographer Jung Kim looks back on her unexpected, life-changing collaboration shooting the late artist Daniel Johnston and more.