Dazed’s New Agenda

August 3rd, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Dazed & Confused debuts its latest covers and marks the first issue following the print redesign after the recent internal change of posts. The gradation had editor Isabella Burley becoming editor in chief and Robbie Spencer becoming creative director, after serving as its fashion director. The latest issue under their helm is aptly entitled “The New Agenda” and features two distinct bubble gum hued covers with of-the-moment models Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero, with two more covers to be revealed making four in total. Styled by Robbie himself and photographed by the in-demand Roe Ethridge, the images are modern and now, with Dazed’s trademark levity and commentary. It’s the pair’s first fresh take on the longstanding narrative of the magazine and while the covers are distinct from previous Dazed covers they feel familial. Models.com asked Isabella and Robbie for some more insight into the the issue’s new direction:

Dazed has always played an authorial role in defining the cultural zeitgeist: So already being Dazed veterans, plus your new roles, what serves as your editorial compass for the “New Agenda”?

Robbie Spencer 

“We wanted to allow the magazine to be become more fashion focused and to visually lead our cultural agenda, enabling us to focus on things that we feel having meaning and resonate with the Dazed audience, such as the feature about the shifting aesthetics in casting headed up by cover stars Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero. It has a new clarity to it. It still is, and always will have, the Dazed point of view on contextualizing fashion and retain its level of integrity focusing on music art and film but incorporating a more visually led and experimental point of view.

We really felt this next era of Dazed is all about championing the community around Dazed – new and established talents – giving them space and freedom and celebrating what print means now. It’s about stripping away archaic ideals about what print used to mean, and how people absorbed print pre digital-consumption, allowing a new sense of freedom and ability to experiment more with the print format. It is more focused on long format and in depth reads and visually led projects, to create a more collectable read, something that does not attempt to compete with the immediacy of digital content, it is something much more curated and considered, making every page precious, less disposable and instant, which is very exciting for us, we all feel a newly energized enthusiasm towards print and are excited about the future, and proud to be spear heading this new era of Dazed print.”

Isabella Burley

“We really wanted to build on the authoritative editorial voice that has continually shaped the pages of Dazed. I’ve always loved the fact that Dazed has championed such a diverse and unexpected range of subjects – from Iris Apfel to Madonna and FKA twigs. For me, things are always more interesting when they don’t quite make sense. You get that feeling when you see the full cover set for this New Agenda issue. When you have such a strong fashion point of view, you can bring even the most unlikely subjects together. That’s when things get interesting! The cultural trailblazers featured in the pages of this first issue might come from disparate worlds, but they share one important thing in common: the ability to set new agendas. We like to think it makes a strange kind of sense.

In regards to Molly and Lineisy, they are at the forefront of an important and electrifying new agenda in fashion – it’s so important to us that we celebrate that. They are igniting new conversations and in turn shaping our cultural landscape. What’s more they are two of the most relatable models we’ve had in years. I’m obsessed with Molly’s instagram!”

Images courtesy of Dazed Magazine

Molly Bair & Lineisy Montero by Roe Ethridge / Styling Robbie Spencer / Makeup Yadim (Art Partner) / Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) / Casting Noah Shelley (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)


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A Delphic Curation

March 3rd, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez takes over the latest issue of A Magazine with her striking, surrealist style and the results are transformative as expected. Nadja Auermann covers the issue in never before photographed vintage Roberto Capucci pieces sourced directly from Roman collectors. The exquisite and colorful archive pieces are styled by Robbie Spencer with Raphael Salley (Streeters London) and Gemma Smith-Edhouse on the beauty team. Matthew Stone captures the polymorphic essence of Nadja as she fearlessly takes on these sculptural gowns with her fluid motions and timeless grace.

View the full story in the database.

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High Contrast

January 22nd, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Daniel Jackson and Robbie Spencer bring a touch of minimal elegance to the pages of Harper’s Bazaar with a stylized shoot starring Mica Arganaraz. With a focus on the season’s graphic pieces, from Versace, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, Spencer and Jackson create a simple and effective story filled with subtly sexy looks that highlight Mica’s lithe physique. Worn with casual ease by Mica this wardrobe of body conscious luxury wares makes for one of Bazaar’s most appealing recent stories.

See the full story in the fashion database

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Surrealist State

December 16th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

As the most talked about model of the moment, Kendall Jenner has been everywhere this year – including on the cover of Dazed & Confused, where she displayed an appealingly avant garde side in Ben Toms‘ eclectic cover shots styled by Robbie Spencer. The concept goes one step further with the release of Toms’ trippy accompanying film which sees the raven haired beauty posing in a variety of haute fashion looks accented by glossy makeup by Yadim (Art Partner) and Shon‘s larger than life hair styles. In keeping with Dazed’s tradition of outside the box content the film has a weird and wonderful style reminiscent of vintage video.

For more exclusive outtakes from Kendall’s cover shoot head over to Dazed Digital

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Changing Faces

November 25th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Ben Toms.
Robbie Spencer.
Kendall Jenner.

As the social media generation’s unofficial face, Kendall has come to represent changes in the way modeling stars are made. From reality star, to social media upstart and finally top model, Kendall has blazed her own unique trail through the industry so a cover of fashion’s most inventive magazine seems only fitting. Shot by Toms and styled by Spencer, Jenner is in her element as both a futuristic pinup and a nouveau mod. A special 3rd cover features both images spliced together by artist, Doug Abraham.

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Minajesty

September 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Nicki Minaj by Jeff Bark (Management + Artists) styled by Robbie Spencer / All Images Courtesy Dazed & Confused

Demure might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Nicki Minaj, but on the new covers of Dazed & Confused the stunning singer / rapper / actress and newly signed One Management model is ladylike in Chanel and Miu Miu. Jeff Bark (Management + Artists) and Robbie Spencer offer a refined new perspective on an artist who continues to evolve & surprise. Though she sports a slinky gold swimsuit in one shot, the images are more elegant than outlandish – think 40s era pinup rather than aughts pop star. The launch of the Dazed covers wraps up a busy NYFW for Minaj, who sat front row at several shows and even found the time to teach the models at Alexander Wang how to dance.

Inside the issue models are given the spotlight via a luxurious sportswear feature by Ben Toms styled by Mattias Karlsson. Capturing the casual yet exclusive vibe of the moment the story features Helena Severin lounging in a series of looks that could be ripped from the runways or taken straight out of the closet of a chic athlete. Karlsson’s combinations are on point, with puffy bubble jackets and printed swimwear looking haute when paired with sky high heels.

For even more from Dazed’s A/W Issue head on over to Dazed Digital for an in depth preview.

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Helena Severin by Ben Toms, styled by Mattias Karlsson

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Document Based

September 4th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

Why have just one great cover when you can have six? Document Journal‘s F/W 2014 covers feature this season’s mega-models including Saskia de Brauw, Daria Werbowy, Stella Tennant, Raquel Zimmermann, Binx Walton, and Edie Campbell. The variety of this season’s covers show how the photographers & teams brought their own unique spirit to the table. Each cover stands alone, but artistry serves as a unifying theme bringing the diverse covers under the same creative umbrella. Contemporary art star Richard Prince shoots Daria Werbowy against an abstract canvas backdrop, while sculptor Isa Genzken reimagines Stella Tennant as a living work of art. Document’s impressive slate of photographers unleashed their creative side as well with Collier Schorr offering a studied portrait of a paint accented Saskia de Brauw. Roe Ethridge transforms it girl Binx Walton into a modern day Eve – complete with creeping serpent, while Richard Bush taps into Edie Campbell‘s reserves of cool with a Vuitton clad shot. Last but not least, hair stylist du jour Guido Palau collaborates with Fabien Baron for a special cover taking the versatile Raquel Zimmermann and capturing in an austere fashion that is both slick and stripped down.

We love each and every new cover of Document and can’t even pick a favorite… can you?

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Stella Tennant by Mario Testino (Art Partner), artwork by Isa Genzken

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Raquel Zimmermann by Fabien Baron, hair by Guido Palau (Special Project Collaboration), styling by Jay Massacret

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Saskia de Brauw by Collier Schorr, styling by James Valeri (Home Agency)

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Daria Werbowy by Richard Prince, styling by James Valeri (Home Agency)

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Edie Campbell by Richard Bush, styling by Sarah Richardson

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Binx Walton by Roe Ethridge, styling by Robbie Spencer

 

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Jumpin’ Jumpin’

August 4th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who better to take on fall’s most interesting pieces than Robbie Spencer? The stylist du jour showcases the season’s youthful mood via an expansive trip through the best of the collections. Patrick Demarchelier shoots as Spencer styles Binx WaltonAnya Lyagoshina, Anna EwersDasha GoldKasia JujeczkaHerieth PaulJulia NobisKayla Scott and Lexi Boling in an assortment of layered and draped looks accented with tulle veils and graphic makeup by Fulvia Farolfi (ArtList Paris).

See the full ‘Jumpin’ story in the fashion database. 

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