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.