Due to the pandemic, we've seen an influx of illustrated covers. Vogue Spain asked Ignasi Monreal to design the cover for May. Children from all over the world created the June cover for Vogue Italia. The work of Jordan Casteel and Kerry James Marshall can be seen in the September issue of American Vogue. After a sultry offer from Kaia Gerber in September, Vogue Japan jumped on the illustrated cover train. Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (known for his legendary collaboration with Louis Vuitton) was commissioned to design the cover for October 2020.
But the cover clearly divided our forum members. "I hate how fashion has five artists to present it, and it's been the same five over and over again for decades with no end in sight," criticized dior_couture1245.
"This looks like an art project for elementary school …" said crmsnsnwflks.
“Anything to do with the fashion industry in 2020 was an absolute disaster. The covers were each more tragic than the previous one, ”MyNameIs intervened.
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On the other hand, the cover definitely got a few fans. "For some reason I don't hate it. I think I just have this weird kind of respect and affection for any kind of Japanese animation / anime from childhood," said Fiercification.
"I like that! The artist's choice is a little too obvious for my taste, but well executed," Lola701 guessed.
"Takashi Murakami is obviously the perfect candidate to illustrate the cover of Vogue Japan, and while I am not a Murakami admirer, I can appreciate happiness and joy …" repeated Mode28.
"I can't hate Murakami …" Kokobombon confessed.
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