The Vogue Netherlands April 2012 issue is dark and otherworldly, dabbling with a retrofuturistic perspective on royalty. The editorial stars Dutch model Milou van Groesen. Her incense gaze and venerable posing creates a damsel-in-distress sort of narrative. Her naive presence in combination with the space queen styling allows for a curiosity and slight tension. The shoot was outfitted by stylist Martien Mellema. The elegant drapery and white motif emphasizes the innocence of the model within the scene.
The shoot was lensed by Alique. The photographer has a dynamic eye for art direction, allowing the light to set the tone of the photographs. While the composition is simple, the dynamic art direction allows emotional depth.
The Vogue Netherlands April 2012 edition is moody and regal.