A Moment For Reinvention: Why The September Issue Of Vogue Is Such A Big Deal

Not Just Vogue

Vogue isn’t the only magazine that puts extreme focus on their September issue A.K.A The Big Fashion Issue.  There’s also Elle, Porter, GQ, Vanity Fair and many more that produce great content for fashion, lifestyle travel etc.  However, Vogue still and probably always will remain top of the pile.  Vogue has been parodied in movies, The Devil Wears Prada, and has been immortalised in an iconic song by Madonna.  Vogue was established in 1892 in the US and 1916 in the UK so its safe to say that its influence has a lot more history and influence than other renowned magazines.

The Sunday of Summer & New Beginnings

August is the Sunday of Summer and the New Years Eve in the fashion world.  Although people use January as a fresh start, new jobs, news years resolutions etc, in fashion this starts in September.  Autumn/Winter fashion has always had more influence than spring/summer and is the month that truly emphasises the end of summer and the beginning of the school season as well as the new fashion season.  September is the time to reinvent and prepare for new beginnings for fashion and lifestyle.  It’s one of the biggest moments for shopping and new wardrobes.

The September issue is bigger and thicker than other issues throughout the year due to more ad campaigns, fashion stories and many more things to look out for during the next year. Although some of the ads are the same some brands get the glory for having 4-6 pages instead of the usual 2.  It sells more than any other magazine and is usually half the price.   It’s 400 pages of inspiration and an imperative guide that will elucidate autumn 2018.

Fashion Meets Music

This year Rihanna has had the pleasure of being on the cover of Vogue UK and Beyonce  Vogue US.

Rihanna

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https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/rihanna-september-cover-british-vogue-2018

Rihanna is one of the biggest names in the music industry and she well known for being fashionable too.  She seems to make anything work for her and if you spend as much time on social media as I do you will have seen popular fashion posts/memes about Rihanna called ‘It’s ugly until Rihanna decides it’s not.’

Editor-In-Cheif of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, and Rihanna talk about an array of things such as success from a young age and how they grew into that success, how Rihanna has been empowering women around the globe and body image.

Beyonce

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https://www.vogue.com/article/beyonce-september-issue-2018

It’s no secret that Beyonce is and always will be an icon in many ways for many people and she has also graced the cover of Vogue. In the US edition of Vogue Beyonce speaks about her identity, creativity, body, and acceptance.

‘If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own. They will hire the same models, curate the same art, cast the same actors over and over again, and we will all lose. The beauty of social media is it’s completely democratic. Everyone has a say. Everyone’s voice counts, and everyone has a chance to paint the world from their own perspective.’ 

You can read her full story here >> https://www.vogue.com/article/beyonce-september-issue-2018

Vogue really crystallises future trends and exciting things for the season ahead but also focuses on some other important and interesting topics such as,

  • living with sexual assault
  • timeless beauty
  • up and coming artists

and so much more.

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