Forum members have been anticipating the debut of Dutch Vogue for months now, and we’re finally getting to sneak a peek at the inaugural cover. Marc de Groot photographed Dutch models Romee Strijd, Ymre Stiekema, and Josefien Rodermans for the cover shot.
“I have to say that I expected something bigger with a more international feel,” wrote mikel. “But it's a great cover nonetheless. Very relaxed and quite summery.”
HeatherAnne posted, “I actually like that they used three lesser known Dutch models and kept the expressions and poses carefree; it shows that they are not trying to be something that they are not yet. It's a casual cover, but at the same time doesn't come across as too amateur. I'm excited to see the contents,” she added.
Even if the cover lacks the “wow” factor that some forum members were expecting, the fact that Dutch Vogue exists in the first place is still enough to sustain their excitement. “I kinda like it,” Mr-Dale admitted. “But probably mostly for the fact that it's the first issue of Vogue Netherlands. It's happy and upbeat, but I would have appreciated a more international appeal as well. They definitely struck the Dutch identity though, as it's all very gezellig,” he noted, referring to the Dutch word (with no English equivalent) that encompasses the heart of Dutch culture and roughly translates as description of something cozy, quaint, or nice, but can also refer to time spent with loved ones, a reunion with a friend, or general togetherness. That seems appropriate for the inaugural issue of Dutch Vogue, doesn’t it?
Image: youngbutsuccessful.com via the Fashion Spot forums.