The December issues have begun to trickle out and Vogue Japan‘s is the first to surface, as per usual. After serving up a less-than-impressive Kendall Jenner last month, Japanese Vogue had a lot to make up for. At the very least, the title certainly delivers a “real model” for December, enlisting the expertise of Freja Beha Erichsen. Sporting the same Louis Vuitton coat she wore on the runway and on the cover of WSJ. Magazine back in September, the Danish beauty poses for Patrick Demarchelier (sans lamb).
Forum members made their opinions clear from the get-go. “This is just plainly put, lazy! Why would they want to shoot her in the look she wore on the runway? Also, she wore the same for WSJ‘s cover! The blatant placement of that valise is really amateur too,” ranted Benn98.
“What a lazy cover. Seriously? Vogue Japan, where is the creativity? This looks undone, amateur at best. It’s like a catalog shot and an outtake so to speak. Wow. I have so many ideas of better cover shots with that styling and Freja, but wow VJ, you constantly outdo your worst covers,” exclaimed a horrified MON.
In agreement was Scotty: “I’m tired of seeing Freja in that ‘look,’ I think I’ve seen it 10 times now.”
“Doesn’t look like it took too much effort throwing this cover together, but I still like it and it’s always good seeing Freja on a Vogue cover,” confessed justaguy, shifting the tone of the thread.
TeeVanity echoed the same attitude, writing, “Great to see Freja on the cover, I really like it. She does winter great!”
“This is one of the few times I actually like a Vogue Japan cover, it’s very clean and cold, very ‘winter,'” admired tigerrouge.
See some of the fashion content of Vogue Japan’s December 2015 issue and drop us a comment here.