Top catwalker Sasha Pivovarova is joining with Amanda Wellsh, Shaun De Wet, and Matthew Terry as the Fall campaign faces of Massimo Dutti. The images were photographed by returning lensman Mario Testino. (source)
We love how Vogue Russia always experimenting with different types of photography on their covers. Some might worked, some might not. But nonetheless, they always featured top models on their covers line up.
Victoria Davydova tapped homegrown models Natasha Poly (she landed the cover consistently every single year since 2007!), Sasha Pivovarova, and Daria Strokous as the 2013 cover girls. She also featured famous personality Dasha Zhukova who’s a Russian socialite, celebutante, philanthropist, entrepreneur, fashion designer and the editor-in-chief of bi-annual art and fashion magazine GARAGE.
Natasha Poly‘s minimalist image was shot by Patrick Demarchelier, while Sasha‘s red punk September issue was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Dasha Zhukova‘s cover was great, but too similar with some of the covers made by Interview magazine, and eventhough the layering on Daria Strokous was heavy, but we kinda liked it.
Some of top names in fashion photography have presented their signature shots for the magazine this year. From Hedi Slimane‘s black and white image on Lara Stone (the Creative Director of Saint Laurent also shot Suvi Riggs‘ March issue, eventhough not in his signature B&W), Paolo Roversi‘s sophisticated color tone on Saskia de Brauw, to Vincent Peters clean cinematic shot on Maryna Linchuk.
Some other well known photographers who worked with the monthly fashion publications this year were Richard Bush who shot Joan Smalls for April and Anja Rubik for July; Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer for August issue with Karmen Pedaru; and last but not least Willy Vanderperre who photographed Daria Werbowy (with mullet hair) for October issue.
Vogue China is continuing their love for plain background in this year’s line up. 17 out of 19 covers used single solid color of either grey, white (with a hint of twigs), maroon, blue-ish, or gold.
Our favourite this year’s goes to Arizona Muse with strong pose for March and Li Bingbing serene yet elegant look on October issue, which happens to be the only covers with multiple color stroke as the backdrop. Maybe they should take some risk and make cover with more dynamic and vibrant background.
Eventhough we are not really digging the boring use of background, but we appreciate the amazing set of cover stars this year. They tapped acclaimed homegrown actors Zhou Xun, Maggie Chung, Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing, and Shu Qi who posed in front of Karl Lagerfeld, Sølve Sundsbø, Patrick Demarchelier, Chen Man, and Mario Testino lens respectively. Angelica Cheung, who has been editor since its launch in September 2005, also tapped top fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Inez and Vinoodh, Willy Vanderperre, and Josh Olins to work with her on the cover shoots this year.
They also have singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and top catwalkers Constance Jablonski, Fei Fei Sun (she landed two covers this year!), Cara Delevigne (her first slot for Vogue China), Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, Kati Nescher, Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen, Daria Strokous, Sui He, and Mariacarla Boscono (who made a notable comeback in 2013).
Vogue China celebrating their 100th issue this year with special issue photographed by Mario Testino, and we are wishing them the very best for another 100 issues.
This year, there were two notable cover appearance comebacks on Vogue Japan. Russian catwalker Sasha Pivovarova and Japanese model turned actress Tao Okamoto returned to grace the covers of Vogue Japan since a very long time and they were both photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.
The 70 year old French fashion photographer also snapped four other covers for Japanese Vogue this year. He shot Hungarian beauty Vanessa Axente (the upcoming face of Chanel Beauty) for February, Lindsey Wixson for March, Cara Delevigne for September, and Karlie Kloss for November (the leggy Ms.Kloss also featured on the June issue, shot by Hedi Slimane). Vanessa, Lindsey and Cara were all first timers for the magazine.
Other first timers on Vogue Japan front pages were Joan Smalls (by Terry Richardson), Kati Nescher (by Mikael Jansson), and Bette Franke (by Giampaolo Sgura). The remaining cover girls this year are Victoria’s Secret Angel from Netherlands, Doutzen Kroes (in Prada Spring Summer 2013, shot by Mikael Jansson for April issue), and Raf Simons’ favourite Russian, Daria Strokous (in Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 sweatshirt, shot by Sølve Sundsbø for December).
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The Russian powerhouse wears Alexander Wang Fall Winter 2013 (styling by Alastair McKimm) on the cover that was shot by Josh Olins. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Lara Stone, here to view 2011 cover featuring Joan Smalls, click the links to view 2010 covers featuring Anja Rubik and Freja Beha Erichsen, and here for 2009 cover with Lily Donaldson.
UPDATED AUGUST 19th 2013: The cover was photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
We. Just. Love. This. Fierce. Cover! (source)