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AW13 Collections Special Shoot
Maison Martin Margiela (cotton shirt by Simone Rocha)Shot by Josh Olins, styled by Robbie Spencer

Overdosing on pink

Taking a closer look at Robbie Spencer and Josh Olins's pink centric AW13 collections special shoot

"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

Retouching Gloss

Production Betty Kim at CLM

Casting Noah Shelley for AM Casting