Vogue Italia goes All-White.
Marking one of the darkest periods in the country’s history, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti recently unveiled the publication’s latest cover which is completely blank in response to the world’s Covid-19 crisis.
Taking to Instagram to unveil the news, Emanuele went on to explain their thought behind the decision;
“The decision to print a completely white cover for the first time in our history is not because there was any lack of images – quite the opposite. We chose it because white signifies many things at the same time.
White is first of all respect. White is rebirth, the light after darkness, the sum of all colours. White is the colour of the uniforms worn by those who put their own lives on the line to save ours. It represents space and time to think, as well as to stay silent. White is for those who are filling this empty time and space with ideas, thoughts, stories, lines of verse, music and care for others. White recalls when, after the crisis of 1929, this immaculate colour was adopted for clothes as an expression of purity in the present, and of hope in the future.
Above all: white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written, the title page of a new story that is about to begin.”
Check out the cover and Emanuele’s statement in full by following the adjacent Instagram link.