"Doing a pink story but using so many pink and pastel colours... it verges on the fetishistic and grotesque," explains Dazed's fashion director Robbie Spencer. "But cult grunge era supermodel Kirsten Owen was able to give the looks effortless credibility; the candy pink shots became understated."
Inspired by just how prominent pink was for AW13, Spencer says he wanted the collections special issue – made up of four shoots from Dan Jackson and Alastair McKimm, Gregory Harris and Tony Irvine and Andrea Spotorno and Mattias Karlsson – to be about interpreting the collections in a "very literal, OTT way. It's an overdose of each trend."
To coincide with the story, we're sharing Robbie's inspirations here. A melting pot of iconic pink moments in fashion – from Audrey Hepburn’s floral 50s shoots to Christian Dior’s “New Look” silhouette of the same decade to cinematographic Fellini stills – all of which were used as a stimulus to "twist and reinterpret."
Hair Shay Ashual at Tim Howard Management
Make-up Maki Ryoke at Tim Howard Management
Nails Myrdith Leon-McCormack at Factory Downtown using Tom Ford
Set Design Poppy Bartlett at The Magnet Agency
Model Kirsten Owen at One NYC
Photographic assistants Lorenz Schmidl, Dean Dodos, Maruoka Tepeei
Styling assistants Coline Bach, Victor Cordero
Hair assistant Tony Kelley
Make-up assistant Akiko Owada
Set Design Assistants Roxy Walton, Michael J Fox
Digital Operator Sally Griffiths at Milk
Production Betty Kim at CLM
Casting Noah Shelley for AM Casting