September’s Vogue Japan is one of the magazine’s most epic issues to date and serves as poignant tribute to beauty. Luigi & Iango take on their biggest project to date shooting several of the world’s premier models as only they can. With a perspective that illuminates the character and beauty of each subject, the duo capture supermodels past and present for a landmark portfolio that is simply stunning. Each member of the all-star cast adds a layer of excitement to the tale; whether it’s the triumph of seeing Claudia, Stephanie, Linda, Nadja and Naomi reunited on the cover or the welcome return of favorites like Maggie Rizer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Inside the next generation of stars from Tao Okamoto and Saskia de Brauw, to Juila Nobis shine in dynamic portraits that practically leap off the page. Models aside, the finest in design is also front and center – exclusive trips through the archives of Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto and Sarah Burton’s latest collection for Alexander McQueen provide a thrilling touch of drama. The museum-worthy pieces captured here by Luigi & Iango come alive in each image giving the viewer a taste of the majesty of fashion and making for a bold visual treat that only gets better with each page.
Stylist: Giovanna Battaglia
Hair: Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York)
Makeup: Virginia Young & Lloyd Simmonds
Manicure: Maki Sakamoto
Special thanks to Anna Dello Russo