The first four of i-D’s eight summer covers featuring Raf Simons, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Arizona Muse, and Andrew Garfield have all been previously revealed, and now we have the final four as well. The fifth cover features British model and actress Agyness Deyn in a Balenciaga top photographed by Scott Trindle, and the sixth features Felicity Hayward, a self-described photographer, artist, archivist, and promoter, photographed by Mark Lebon. French actress Léa Seydoux photographed by Alasdair McLellan, and models Andrej Pejic and Dree Hemingway photographed by Matt Jones round out the selection.
For most forum members, the novelty of i-D’s multiple covers is starting to wear precariously thin. “I’m seriously tired of multiple i-D covers,” Bezimienna complained.
Blueorchid posted, “This is the most bland and unappealing bunch of i-D covers in a while.”
It’s not necessarily that the covers are all terrible (they aren’t), but I think this is more of a case where people are overwhelmed by the excess of choice. Especially since every cover is so different from the another that you would hardly expect them to encase the same content. “I wish there was some cohesion to i-D covers,” SugarMe commented. “Many of these are lovely on their own, but I feel like the random assortment really diminishes the overall impact of any one cover.”
If you’re not too overwhelmed by choice, this issue is out on newsstands now.
Images: i-Donline.com via the Fashion Spot forums