We aren’t even out of January, yet Vogue Japan’s March cover surfaced on our forums over the weekend. The magazine hit a home run last month, tapping Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi as its cover star, but that’s about to disappear from newsstands in favor of the magazine’s all-important spring fashion issue. Natalia Vodianova graces the March 2015 cover shot by Patrick Demarchelier, showcasing an outfit from Gucci and a head full of curls.
Has Vogue Japan hit a home run once again? “This is actually beautiful! The best they’ve had so far!” congratulated MON, getting us off to a good start.
“Really great cover! Love the hippie styling and Natalia looks gorgeous here,” justaguy responded in agreement.
Miss Dalloway was also full of enthusiasm and echoed, “Love this cover! The white background works for the Gucci look, and she looks wonderful. But yeah, wow, March issue already, I never get used to their early releases haha.”
“It reminds me of the fabulous old Nippon covers shot by Craig McDean,” GivenchyHomme reminisced.
In full agreement was MON: “THIS!! This reminds me of the covers they had back in their glory days.”
But not everyone was feeling it. “Pretty cover, but it’s getting boring to see the ‘boho’ style in every magazine,” burbuja8910 disapproved.
“Natalia is not really doing it for me lately. It’s like she’s fallen into the ‘supermodel trap’ where they’re just there being themselves over and over. It sucks because she has always been my favorite and her regular self is too bland so it’s even more boring than Gisele always being bombshell or Kate always being rocker chic,” shared A.D.C.
Check out a fashion shoot inspired by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin from inside the issue and add your own two cents here.