In an attempt to capture the energy of the “seven young lions roaring out their brands’ presence,” January’s Vogue has model Sasha Pivovarova wearing some of this spring’s finest ready-to-wear from emerging designers; as props, they’ve chosen eight musical acts to play back up. Amongst them? Vampire Weekend, Beirut’s Zach Conden, MGMT, The Horrors, Adam Green, Chester French, The Golden Silvers, and Mika.
The relationship between music and fashion is a long one, and one that Vogue seems entirely uninterested in displaying here. Whereas someone like Patti Smith sent waves through both worlds with her punk poetics, these guys aren’t making any bold statements. Thanks to Grace Coddington and photographer Steven Meisel, they’re just looking pretty.