I think I’m hunting Hedi Slimane’s photo – projects more than before since that YSL announcement. After all, he’s really talented and his amazing ability to go from designing clothes to equally inspiring photography work is fascinating. Daphne Groeneveld’s Vogue Russia April 2012 stands proof of that photo – perfection!
And, if I’m not mistaken, Vogue Russia is the new Vogue Paris! At least with Vogue Paris’ Doutzen cover (no offense, Doutzen, you know I love you to pieces), there’s really no doubt, Vogue Russia leads the Style Bible pack! Doesn’t it? (if you’re having doubts, click through to see some images from the inside pictorial – Hedi really tries hard to pull some fashion out of Daphne!)
As upsetting and contradictory as it may seem, this Vogue Russia cover / main pictorial brings out a lot of wrongs happening right now in fashion. One of them would be (too) young models trying to pull the sensual game and only going as far as looking esc()rt ready. Which is completely normal, given that they’re not at the right age to have (1) the confidence required by this kid of role playing and (2) the right photographers, stylists, editors to know exactly how to obtain a certain look from them.
Another flaw in today’s society, fashion or not, is overdoing it. Logos, makeup. It’s all too loud. Over the top, like Vogue Italy’s issue so well put it, much to everyone’s horror and indignation. Why do fashion people keep on wearing the hypocrisy cape? It will only sunk us deeper!