In the world of magazines, one could argue December is just as important as September. After all, it’s the time in which a magazine closes out the past twelve months, and we’ve come to expect a great deal from our fave fashion glossies around this time of the year.
As Edward Enninful rounds out his tenure at British Vogue, the Brit fashion bible is bestowing upon us a full-on Tim Walker extravaganza for December 2023. Echoing the theme of Enninful’s very first issue, British Vogue‘s latest is a merriment of British talent. Across a total of six celebratory covers pose actresses Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer and Tilda Swimton. Also in the lineup are rappers Stromzy and Little Simz and mother-daughter duo Kate and Lila Moss. Enninful himself reported for styling duties, selecting all-white looks from British fashion houses such as Erdem, 16Arlington, Vivienne Westwood, Richard Quinn, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Alexander McQueen.
However, upon checking out the covers, members of theFashionSpot forums were far from in the mood to celebrate. “British Vogue on a budget,” shrieked mepps.
“I miss the old times of obvious styled themes. ‘Great Britain’ and we get white styling on white backgrounds, celebrities making stupid faces. Vogue on a low budget, how times have changed,” kokobombon echoed.
“Apparently in Edward’s mind decadent festive glamour is also cancelled, just like creative vision, talent and imagination,” fumed forum member SanderGreen.
Ihhbl wasn’t feeling it either, crying out: “This is soooo underwhelming and lackluster!”
“I remember when Tim Walker used to create dazzling editorials with gorgeous clothes. What happened?” questioned gallianostan.
“A truly horrible series of covers, and not even the inclusion of my faves Kate and Lila Moss is enough to save this. I already dislike Tim Walker’s photography enough as it is, and then to give me this when all I wanted was festive glamour is… a slap in the face from Enninful,” a disapproving vogue28 voiced.
Which cover speaks to you most – if any? Share your thoughts on British Vogue‘s latest, here.