Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano Paints Cover For Vogue Italia

What better time to try something different than the start of a new year?

Vogue Italia is starting their year off with a bang by devoting an entire edition of their magazine to fashion illustration, all in a move to help highlight sustainability concerns in the fashion industry.

The magazine has invited a number of artists to help design the cover art for its January 2020 issue, one of which is none other than the famed Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano who drew model Lindsey Wixson in his unmistakable style.

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As director Emanuele Farneti puts it, Vogue Italia wants to show a concrete commitment to sustainable fashion, by demonstrating that there are ways to present clothes without photographing them.

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“All of the covers, as well as the features of 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 traveling, shipping entire wardrobes of clothes, or polluting in any way,” Farneti wrote on Instagram. “The challenge was to prove it is possible to show clothes without photographing them.”

“Thanks to this idea, and to these artists’ process, the money saved in the production of this issue will go towards financing a project that really deserves it: the restoration of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, severely damaged by the recent floods,” Farneti added.

Regardless of the reason, it is always nice to see art by the renowned Yoshitaka Amano, who has been contributing his works to the Final Fantasy series for over thirty years now, featured on the cover of Vogue. The fact that it is all for a good cause makes this all the better.

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