To kick off the new year, Vogue Italia and famed artist Yoshitaka Amano are working together. This is surreal for both parties as Vogue is doing away with photos of this issue and using illustrations used in the fashion industry.
“All of the covers, as well as the features of our January issue, have been drawn by artists, ranging from well-known art icons and emerging talents to comic book legends, who have created without travelling, shipping entire wardrobes of clothes or polluting in any way.
The challenge was to prove it is possible to show clothes without photographing them. This is a first, Vogue Italia has never had an illustrated cover: and as far as I know, no issue of Vogue Italia in which photography is not the primary visual medium has ever been printed. Thanks to this idea, and to these artists’ process, the money saved in the production of this issue will go towards financing a project that really deserves it: the restoration of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, severely damaged by the recent floods.”
Vogue Italia has several covers made entirely of various illustrators, and one of them comes from the Final Fantasy illustrator, where he worked with model Lindsey Wixon, who according to her, is wearing Gucci.
Amano has always been a favourite of mine and while his Final Fantasy work is great, he has built a catalog worth checking out