For those readers residing in Europe or the Americas, Japan is a world away. Although distances the globe over remain unchanged, perception of their scale have come down with the rise of digital technologies. There is no better illustration of this change in perception than in the latest issue of Vogue Japan which features amongst others Binx and Suvi Koponen rightly hailed as the new generation of stars. The cover photographed by Luigi & Iango hit the interweb last week long before it will have reached newsstands in Paris or Milan. This time of year also means likely means the cover no doubt cast a warm glow in the scrolling feeds lately clogged with blurry runway photos. The juxtaposition of the highly professional with downright amateur accurately describes the very predicament of the very “Digital Generation” for which the corresponding cover story is named. Mercifully this digital generation portrayed in April’s Vogue Japan is high gloss and bears none of the actual hallmarks of its contemporaries pixellating feeds from Palais de Tokyo to actual Tokyo.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Japan April 2015; Title “Digital Generation”; Photography, Luigi & Iango; Styling, Giovanna Battaglia; Hair, Luigi Murenu for Kérastase Paris; Makeup, Virginia Young at D + V Management; Manicure, Maki Sakamoto at Kate Ryan Inc. for Laura Mercier, Naoko Saita at Kate Ryan Inc.; Set design, Jesse Kaufmann at FRANK REPS; Styling assistance, Solange Franklin, Bradley Grey; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro for DM Casting at Exposure NY; Production, Ingrid James.

Binx & Suvi Koponen | Vogue Japan April 2015 (Photography: Luigi & Iango)

Binx & Suvi Koponen | Vogue Japan April 2015 (Photography: Luigi & Iango)