UK Vogue September 2020 : The Faces of Hope

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  1. Phuel

    Phuel Well-Known Member

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    Digging the Adwoa/Marcus cover with its Black Panther vibe.

    The others are just simply not Vogue. But then again, Edward and Emanuel have traded high fashion for gimmicks to pander to the twitter mob.
     
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  2. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    Soul on Ice

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  3. Phuel

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    ^^^ Absolutely. The stern, poised attitude of Adwoa (and Marcus— but it’s really about her since it’s a women’s publication) doesn’t trivialized the needed radical movement of an era that was The Black Panther this covershot pays tribute to. And it’s still so stylishly composed and doesn’t forget it’s a fashion magazine after all.

    (Of course, Edward has to ruin this singularly solid image with his additional Black activists covers that has absolutely nothing to do with fashion. But they’ll sell to the masses and that’s what’s more important to him at the end.)
     
  4. mathiaskatz

    mathiaskatz Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe Adwoa snatched UK Vogue and UK Elle September covers.
     
  5. liberty33r1b

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    what a waste, again. won‘t be buying anymore
     
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  6. Alien Sex Friend

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    I don’t like this whole idea and major fashion publication of UK decided that they are Everything in the world , now they are about activism...
    the cover with Adwoa itself just like the image (out of All this context) is ok, but hey what happened to crediting photographer and stylist? It doesn’t matter anymore? this multi-cover Is just unacceptable and remind me of previous September issue way too much.
    every time I see new UK vogue I am just keeping in my mind that since Edward became EIC, I never ever had a plan to buy UK vogue...
     
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  7. 8eight

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    Elle must be really annoyed.
     
  8. avonlea002

    avonlea002 Well-Known Member

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    f*ck off Edward
     
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  9. Yohji

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    I actually love the main cover. Love the Black Panther reference.

    The second one is unnecessary - for one, it resembles the cover Meghan Markle edited and two, just like last month, edit! You don’t need so many voices because then it becomes overwhelming.
     
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  10. MON

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    The world is crumbling with hundreds dying every second, and the last thing we'd all like to see is a cover that feels like a funeral.

    This is not the face of hope.

    This is why I look to Vogue Paris for fashion content.

    And don't get me started with that awful art direction. It started as a knock-off of W Magazine, then Harper's Bazaar UK, now Vogue Australia? Goodness UK Vogue, pick a struggle!

    Dare I call it out, Edward is one of the most formulaic editors out there. September 2019 had a collage of B&W portraits entitled Forces of Change. September 2020 had a collage of B&W portraits in its fold-out (sneaky you!) entitled Faces of Hope.

    This is what you get when you have an editor that enjoys the spotlight and publicity. I also see you, Farneti.
     
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  11. Srdjan

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    Dreadful. I'll take her hideous Elle cover over this gravestone anytime.
     
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  12. Scotty

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    I am so done with activism in fashion. Where is fashion in fashion?
     
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    Farneti be like: "Phew"
     
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    Clara Amfo on the cover of British Vogue. I am LIVING, never expected to see her here, but it's amazing. Amazing to see the likes of Janet Mock and Riz Ahmed as well, and I love the theme behind the main cover with the Black Panther reference.

    Shame there are so many predictable and negative reactions in here though.. Just continues to surprise me that even in 2020, after the pandemic and BLM people still prefer to see some dull model selling designer gear instead of a real message. Ofcourse Vogue is a fashion magazine, I am sure there will be fashion featured inside, but there are more important things in the world right now and Edward knows the platform and reach British Vogue has. So ofcourse he will use this for the greater good, but oh well.
     
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    ^I hate the fact that the fashion industry is ashamed of its own essence because what fashion truly is has been its success. We need shallow, expensive, useless content filled with fantasy and dreams and fake realities.

    Now fashion media is the only one which tries to be different for no reason. I don't see NYT, Le Monde, Bon Appetit or Wired trying to be different. The fact they still don't understand that they lost their audience because they stopped delivering what we all waited so much but never had: FASHION.

    I never expect Vogue UK to stand for revolution, activism. I know where I can get that. That's why I stand firmly with VP these past months. Not groundbreaking but ALT does not forget her job: selling opulence, sexiness and feminity.

    Where is the Enninful who did so vibrant, so glamorous, so inclusive editorials for US Vogue and Vogue Italia? He got the job at UK Vogue for that but he gives us this dull, depressing content. I am so mad.
     
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  16. San Marco

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    And what is the “real message” of these covers?
    And why do people need these endless messages?
    Are they disoriented without Edwards messages?

    Yes, there are more important things in the world, but clearly Edward wasn’t hired to solve them, nor is it the job of Vogue to adress these world problems. He is a fashion editor and someone should remind him that!
     
  17. aracic

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    Gee, I'm so sorry that I don't want to read about pandemics and movements (which is honestly all I've been reading about elsewhere - and that is okay because I do believe that these issues deserve coverage by mainstream media) in the one magazine that's supposed to cover my actual interests - fashion. Why does there always have to be an agenda behind the cover? Some sort of social justice done so shamelessly obvious and unimaginative that it hurts cause the actual purpose is clearly to appeal to the masses and not seem ''out of touch'' (read: ingenuine).
    I'm sick of fashion industry doing everything to satisfy the online masses that don't have a clue about how fashion works and what it is. I'm sick of regular people dictating what's right and what's wrong with their pathetic cancel cultures and opinions about things that they don't understand - it's exhausting. I hate constantly bringing up Franca because that's a standard so far above anyone else that it's unfair, but that woman constantly covered various political/social topics through the medium of fashion (fashion photography), because fashion is art and the possibilities are endless, yet somehow.... this is what we get. It's outrageous and disrespectful to anyone who still genuinely cares about fashion and creativity. Fashion might not be the most important thing in the world, but to some of us it still matters. So let's let fashion be fashion for once.

    I thought the cover might grow on me since I last saw it. I still hate it with passion.
     
  18. avonlea002

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    As you have said, Vogue is a fashion magazine and that's exactly why you see so many negative reactions. As a person for whom Vogue was an escape from everyday life, something that allowed me to forget about the surrounding problems and admire the art created every month by hard-working people, full of passion and creativity who dared to take risk, I find it sad how boring and safe everything has become. There is no place for conversation anymore, only one "right" narrative that you either agree or stay silent in fear of being ridiculed by the woke ones. If you want reality open the window and look outside.
     
  19. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    Given that we've got all serious at the sight of this cover, if you want to read about someone who made a difference, John Hume died today, a great civil rights leader from the 1960s and architect of the Good Friday Agreement in the 90s, ensuring Northern Ireland had a future, and ALL of its people had the opportunity to move forward with their lives, even though his own life was under great risk for doing so.

    This man was given the Nobel Peace Prize, the Gandhi Peace Prize, and the Martin Luther King Award for his work.

    Difference is the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth, and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.”

    But not fashionable enough to make the 'gram or anything. Not a message worth "amplifying".

    I wonder where the cut-off point is, on the map in Vogue's office, where people in the rest of the UK cease to exist.
     
  20. Urban Stylin

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    As much as I applaud him for tackling social issues, this is Vogue not Time or The Telegram. He can cover social issues without compromising the fashion which is just as important. The format of the cover and the model are too monotonous now.
     

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