This year, Vogue Korea presented their covers in darker, more gloomy, yet soft and plain backdrops with mostly in grey tones (past years were mostly soft blue-ish). Their covers have the potential to be amazing line up (great casting, unique poses), but somehow they always went to their signature cold and pale color tones. We wish they brighen it up a bit with bold colored mastheads or headlines or styling.
They also have the tendency to have a repeating cover girl who snagged two slots in a year. Back in 2010 it was Sasha Pivovarova, while 2011 was Karen Elson, and 2012 was Arizona Muse. This year, the honor goes to Korean rising models Sung Hee Kim, Ji Hye Park and Soo Joo Park.
Sung Hee Kim, the former campaign girl of Miu Miu, landed the January and August issue, while Ji Hye Park (the Holiday campaign girl of Michael Kors) also featured on the January and August issue respectively. The edgy blonde Soo Joo Park (she’s the current face of Tom Ford, Chanel and Benetton) was the solo cover girl of the magazine’s June edition, and also featured on the anniversary issue together with G-Dragon.
There are two actresses (amongst mostly models) who graced the front pages of Vogue Korea this year. French actress Léa Seydoux who was brilliant in Blue Is The Warmest Color (the movie won Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013) graced the magazine’s May issue, shot by Tae Woo. The other actress was Jeon Ji Hyun or Gianna Jun on the September cover, who played in one of the highest grossing Korean comedies of all time, The Girl.
The top well known faces who graced the cover of Vogue Korea this year were Malgosia Bela, Joan Smalls, Daria Strokous, Doutzen Kroes, Kati Nescher, Saskia De Brauw, Lindsey Wixson, Miranda Kerr, Karen Elson, Aymeline Valade, and Arizona Muse. Which one is your favourite cover model?