Italians, in this particular case, really do it better. Photographer Giampaolo Sgura and Anna dello Russo were given control of the entire February issue of Vogue Brazil, and delivered what in my opinion is the best issue of the magazine in over five years (or as far as I can remember). Not only have the two of them showed what the magazine should aspire to look like on a monthly basis, but they also proved that under the trained eye of a different team of professionals Vogue Brazil can look as rich and relevant as any other Vogue title produced worldwide. Photographed in Bahia back in December, the issue features four different covers with Magdalena Frackowiak, Izabel Goulart, Mirte Maas, and Bette Franke, and thanks to Anna dello Russo and her brilliant styling it sheds a different light on Salvador, with none of the usual clichés and a top notch selection of runway looks.
I am not a huge fan of the cover choices as there are far better images in the editorials, and the art direction still needs massive improvement (or a complete redesign), but this is the first issue of Vogue Brazil that is consistent and beautiful throughout, and definitely worth picking up. View more images after the break.