Suvi Koponen is usually a safe bet for a striking Vogue cover. But on Vogue Germany’s messy February cover, not even her appearance can save the cover from being a disaster. In what tFS forum member Mat Cyruss calls a “complementary color nightmare,” the Finnish topmodel is wearing a Valentino Spring 2014 outfit and is surrounded by a clutter of text in matching colors.
“They are seriously crazy. Who approved this design?!” asked a shocked Royal-Galliano.
Similar sentiments were shared by A.D.C.. He wrote, “This looks seriously amateur… If an art student turned this in it probably wouldn't even get a passing grade. I made better covers in seventh grade using Photoshop.”
"The colors of the print on the cover are horrendous, makes Suvi look so washed out and dull," commented tarantino.
The accompanying collections editorial shot by photographers Knoepfel & Indlekofer and starring Suvi also failed to excite.
“I appreciate the simplicity of the main cover story. I just feel perhaps Suvi lacks the conviction necessary to carry such editorial…a bit too vacant looking?” posted AL92.
Forum members, however, agreed that the styling (by Nicola Knels) in the editorial was strong enough to make the cover story work anyway and also found other editorials in the issue to be making up for the poor cover. ‘Femme Universelle’ featuring Katlin Aas, and ‘Signalreize’ starring various redheaded models (including Maggie Rizer!), were both well-received on the forums.