Dazed & Confused September 2013: Collections Special

We chart the rise of cover star Elizabeth Olsen for Dazed's new collections special issue

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Elizabeth Olsen takes to both the stage and our cover for September’s Collections Special. Angelo Pennetta captures the youngest and most outspoken member of the Olsen dynasty on LA home turf ahead of her off-Broadway residency in Romeo & Juliet, styled by Robbie Spencer wearing the key looks of AW13.

Disco hybrid duo Glass Candy come out of their shell to change the face of pop culture with their synth-punk attitude. The reclusive pair and Karl Lagerfeld favourites speak about their esteemed collaborators while basking in Barcelona. One of the last ever interviews with gentleman porn-star Harry Reems finally sees the light of day wherein he reminisces on making the famed Deep Throat, which gave him both fame and saw him reprimanded. Reems delves into his rich backstory and the NSFW classic that shaped the future of pornography. The production mastermind of Solange and Sky Ferreira's biggest hits Dev Hynes meets his idol Jimmy Jam for the first time – the godfather of R&B and the legend behind Janet Jackson, Prince, and Mary J. Blige. Alexander Wang, Balenciaga’s incumbent creative director, reveals why he is bringing the house back to its roots featuring a special shoot on his debut collection for Balenciaga shot by Kacper Kacprzyk and styled by Katie Shillingford. Iceland’s crossdressing mayor Jon Gnarr has taken eccentric dress to extremes, donning Jedi capes and beehive wigs. Despite shunning all his election pledges, he explains why there is a method to his madness. King Krule gets a trim on the hottest day of the year amid an even hotter rise as an 18-year-old with his raw urban blues.

In fashion, our 50 page collections special features the best of the AW13 collections. Daniel Jackson shoots a 3D canvas packed with paint in an Alastair McKimm-styled AW collections story. Gregory Harris shoots an investigative Janice Alda as she combs through the landscape in a pairing of plaid styled by Tony Irvine. Androgyny’s the word for Andrea Spotorno’s boy/girl story featuring the season’s best outerwear styled by Mattias Karlsson. Josh Olins thinks pink in a collections story styled by Robbie Spencer.

Elsewhere, Trent Reznor, the frontrunner of NIN, reflects on the outsider stance they adopted from the get go and joining forces with director David Lynch. Jon Rafman, the digital art adventurer, takes figures like the Kool-Aid man and gives them a new flavour. Auteur Shane Carruth talks about supercheap science-fiction and whale-vomit perfume. Fashion historian Caroline Evans reveals the secret story of the runway; Weapons campaigner Thomas Nash finds out why the world needs to stop killer robots; and James Salter, the great American novelist and short-story writer speaks of all that is…

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