A festive theme and a lot of silver and gold almost seem like a requirement for December issues, and we've seen many examples of this being done right. Vogue Netherlands, however, delivers a perfect example of how it shouldn’t be done. A group of mostly unknown models, incohesive styling, a confusing variation of facial expression and very poor editing. Members of the tFS Forums were amused by the disastrous effort.
“Horrible, looks like the Addams Family is in town," laughed Nymphaea.
GivenchyHomme wrote, “It looks like an advertisement for a television series. 'The Party Season Premiere.' The photoshop is killing me. This type of crap is unacceptable for a high fashion magazine.”
“Someone needs to shake them (vogue.nl) up!” posted DutchHomme.
“Hahaha nobody is positive about this issue, and of course not, it's dreadful! It's a nice group of models, believe me I would have done a better job with styling hair make up and photography," summarized peter1980.
Some members made the effort to identify all the models on the cover. Anlabe32 recognized Agnes Nabuurs (2nd from left) and Cato van Ee (far right). Mr-Dale identified Justine Bakker (far left) and Sylvia van der Klooster (front, center).
It’s hard to believe that a country that spawns a staggering amount of top models every season and is home to some of the best fashion photographers and young designer talents fails to establish a solid edition of Vogue. But with this cover, this publication is not doing itself any favors. Next!