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Where Is All the Color in the Newest Fashion Issues?

NEW YORK--In the occasionally parallel universe of fashion magazines, the calendar diverges from the standard. The Gregorian does not apply. For fashion magazines, September is Christmas. September is your birthday. September is New Year’s Eve.

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

For women’s fashion magazines, September issues are the most important and mostly the biggest issues of the year. It is not an accident that R. J. Cutler’s documentary on the making of Vogue focused on the September issue. It is not an accident it was called “The September Issue.” “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,” Edward Enninful, the editor of British Vogue, wrote in a letter that went online with his September issue. “With this one being my first as editor in chief, I was determined it would be something special.”

“As you know,” Mr. Enninful wrote, because you know. And since you know, you know that the person (or people) who grace the September covers are, in the magazine’s estimation, the most important people, though the projects they have to promote often come into play. But then, those people know that, too. Mr. Enninful, for his first September issue, chose Rihanna, photographed by Nick Knight and styled by Mr. Enninful as a hothouse flower. ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper

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