By Stephanie Dawkins, Editor in Chief
It’s that time of year again, everyone: September issue season is upon us, and magazines are bringing their A-game with statement-making covers and editorials. Some of the issues even weigh more than a pound (sorry, Post Office) and exceed hundreds of pages.
The September issue is the magazine world’s equivalent of January, its very own New Year It’s the one issue out of the year that is the most anticipated, sells the most copies, and boasts the highest number of pages – the bulk of them including advertisements.
R.J. Cutler’s collaborated with Vogue’s team and made a documentary called “The September issue, which showed how much hard work and dedication is required to produce the issue. The documentary helped the issue gain more recognition. The editor of British Vogue, Edward Enniful said, “As you know, September issues are important in the fashion world, our largest and most lavish of the year and a real statement about what the coming months will bring.”
The September issue of Vogue is not only important to just Vogue, but all fashion magazines in this industry. The reason why it is important is because it is considered to be the time when the seasons change and we make the shift from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter.
Women view September as the time to change and the time to re-invent themselves. We’ve all been through it actually and it started a long time ago when we were growing up as children and mainly shopping for new clothes around “back-to-school” season. Essentially, this is now what we are doing as adults. I’ve heard that September is the time when people feel that they can start off with a clean slate and begin their new year as opposed to the actual first day of the New Year.
This year Fashion Icon Kim Kardashian West is on the cover of Vogue Arabia and Icon of “All things possible,” Rihanna is on the cover of Vogue Hong Kong. The beautiful Margot Robbie grace the cover of Vogue Australia.
We’re rounding up the fall fashion covers as they become public, so be sure to check back as we update this post with the new releases.