It’s like a breath of fresh air whenever a fresh new face greets us down at the newsstand and Vogue Japan delivers just that for May 2020. You may find it hard to believe that it’s very rare for a Japanese cover star to front the Japanese fashion bible solo (the last time was when Namie Amuro landed the mag’s October 2018 cover). So we were pleasantly surprised to see Cocomi make her modeling debut on the publication’s latest issue. Shot by photographic duo and forum favorite Luigi & Iango, Christian Dior’s new brand ambassador wears a look from the French fashion house’s Spring 2020 Haute Couture collection for the stunning cover shot.
But for a select few of our forum members, the cover fell flat. “We all make choices and this cover is a choice,” proclaimed jorgepalomo.
“Pretentious yet again. What’s the fantasy? You can’t just have a fan, tilt the shot, add text and call it a day,” MON chimed in.
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“What a mess,” complained phungnam96.
“Over recent years, I’ve become a HUGE advocate for everything Luigi & Iango and it’s a very rare occasion when I am majorly underwhelmed by their work. This cover with Cocomi, however, does absolutely nothing for me. I loathe whenever a subject isn’t looking out toward us readers in the cover shot. It’s too artsy and is an eyesore,” critiqued vogue28.
“There’s something mesmerizing about those pleats and all that lilac… I must say it instantly captured my attention. Upon closer inspection, it is a bit of a mess tangled with the text and all that…but I don’t hate it,” confessed aracic.
Benn98 was a fan: “No idea who she is, but I LOVE the image. It’s like an illustration that came to life. She’s a welcome reprieve from Luigi & Iango’s usual fierce and overly Photoshopped glamazons.”
“Whoa, what a gorgeous cover shot, finally someone dares to do something a bit different, love it,” praised Miss Dalloway.
See what else the issue has to offer and share your thoughts here.