Vogue Japan definitely has a signature aesthetic. Lately the Japanese fashion bible has been shying away from its standard white backdrop. But the mag is clearly still favoring its trademark multi-model format with the unveiling of its March 2021 issue. (The mag’s last crowded cover was way back in August of last year.) Shanelle Nyasiase, Natasha Poly, Kayako Higuchi, He Cong and Edita Vilkeviciute pose on location in the Italian region of Puglia decked out in pieces from Prada’s Spring 2021 collection (picked by Anna Dello Russo) for the cover image snapped by Luigi & Iango.
Vogue Japan’s latest fell flat on our forums. “A disappointment of a cover (despite the presence of Natasha Poly). The casting feels disjointed, the composition of the girls comes across as static and staged and the styling and whole atmosphere give me cult vibes,” voiced vogue28.
“Natasha and Edita don’t belong on this cover, they’re on a completely different level in every way and it’s almost disrespectful to group them with these new models. The entire cover gives off an eerie cult vibe,” echoed Benn98.
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MON agreed: “A lovely cast, but it’s undeniable that there’s a huge disconnect between them. They showed up for the job and that’s just about it.”
“Would’ve been a lot better if it was another classic studio group shot. This must be my least favorite cover Luigi & Iango ever shot for Vogue Japan…pity. I was excited for Natasha and Edita, but they really don’t belong in this lineup!” aracic chimed in.
“All the elements don’t go well together. It’s quite an eyesore with the background and the patterns of the clothing combined with the text,” said mikel.
See more from Vogue Japan’s March 2021 cover shoot and join the discussion here.