|Credit: Condé Nast, Vogue Italia January 2020 Issue|
We are gushing over Vogue Italia's January 2020 Special which hit newsstands on January 7th, 2020. Condé Nast issued a statement by Editor-in-Chief Emanuele Farneti: "All of the covers, as well as the features inside 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,". This is definitely a first from the fashion bible of a publication. Not investing in photoshoots and giving away the proceeds to an incredible environmentally-conscious effort (for the restoration of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice that was severely damaged by the recent floods) is applaudable and might just push for more awareness and positive action across the larger fashion magazine landscape. Perhaps the fashion editorials should consider changing the extravagance and sheer wastage of resources during their elaborate fashion shoots across the publication's ecosystem while embracing the art community and promoting work from talented artists who bring designs to life on paper.
One word: Refreshing.
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