Robbie Spencer is the creative director of Dazed magazine and is known for his striking editorial imagery and ability to find beauty in the unexpected. Described by Simone Rocha as “right on the moment,” Spencer’s work combines up-and-coming designers, artists and photographers with extensive industry knowledge and reverence.
Spencer joined the bi-monthly British style magazine, which covers music, fashion, film, art and literature, in 2004 before being appointed creative director in 2013.
He initially envisioned a career in the art world, wanting to be a curator, spatial designer or set stylist, and his art background has had a powerful influence on his approach to styling. “I approach styling from an idea of executing an image or executing a space, as opposed to purely from a clothing standpoint,” he told BoF.
Spencer has styled numerous covers for magazines including Dazed, AnOther, AnOther Man and Vogue Italia, working with talent such as Rihanna, Timothée Chalamet, Vivienne Westwood , Lupita Nyong’o and Solange. He has also worked with the likes of Givenchy, Craig Green , Simone Rocha, Ambush and Calvin Klein , as well as photographers Collier Schorr , Harley Weir , Willy Vanderperre , Mario Sorrenti , Tyler Mitchell and Paolo Roversi .