With all of the “print is dead” heresy that’s come along with the digital age, we’re always happy to see a new magazine come to life. The latest glossy to hit the fashion space is called Vamp, which officially hits shelves on Mar. 17. Created by David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues — the duo behind the men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine Hercules – Vamp promises to focus on strong, powerful women, captured in ’60s and ’70s-inspired photographs. According to Business of Fashion, the Vamp muse is anything but shy, and can “include any woman in control — of her life, wardrobe, desires, career and self-image.”
The glossy booked an impressive six blue-chip models for its first series of covers, including Emily DiDonato, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Liya Kebede, Karmen Pedaru, Andreea Diaconu and the legendary Carolyn Murphy, all shot by Paola Kudacki. In addition to beautiful imagery, the magazine will profile women who are the top of their respective fields.
To tease the upcoming release, Vamp has taken to its social media channels to post inspiring quotes from some of the industry’s most powerful females — Diane von Furstenberg, Donatella Versace, Lady Gaga — and portraits of the glossy’s muses of years past, including Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo and Eartha Kitt. “Vamp is for women who want to get ahead, stamp their foot and make a statement,” Vivirido told BoF.
So, if you’re in the market for a sexy, empowering read that strays from the current wave of Céline-esque simplicity in womenswear, this might be just the book for you.