Vogue Italia celebrates the importance of words with their September 2019 edition. For the first time in the magazine’s history covers are result of a collaboration between a writer and fashion photographers. Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham wrote two short stories inspired by the photography of Paolo Roversi and Mert & Marcus, the words of which have become part of the cover itself.
Fashion photographer Paolo Roversi captured the first cover of Vogue Italia‘s Words Matter edition featuring the rising star on the modeling scene Vilma Sjöberg styled by Ib Kamara. Set design is work of Jean-Hughes de Chatillon, with casting direction from Piergiorgio Del Moro and Samuel Ellis Scheinman. In charge of beauty were hair stylist Virginie Pinto Moreira and makeup artist Thom Walker.
Top model Adut Akech teamed up with fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the second cover of Italian Vogue‘s September 2019 issue. In charge of styling was Jane How, with casting direction from Piergiorgio Del Moro and Samuel Ellis Scheinman. Beauty is work of hair stylist Andrea Martinelli, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, and manicurist Saffron Goddard.
“Words matter. They’ve always mattered, but they count now more than ever at a point in time when, on the one hand, our vocabulary is shrinking at an alarming rate, and on the other, they are increasingly taken hostage, emptied of meaning, used as weapons, twisted and contorted to serve small, petty, short-sighted interests.
It is up to all of us to ensure that the words that currently characterise the conversation in this industry, such as diversity, inclusivity and sustainability, are not robbed of meaning, becoming cute little clichés used to sell one more t-shirt, one more copy. We believe that it is right to challenge these words, question them, open a discussion to ensure that, at the end of the process, they come out stronger for it” – Emanuele Farneti, editor in chief of Vogue Italia
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