Fashion magazines are influential media that bridge the gap between the runway and the average consumer. They have the power to create trends, boost sales and bring new designers into the spotlight. However, not all publications are worth the monthly subscription. Sift through the rubbish and invest in these chic reads.
Since 1892, Vogue has been the leading fashion magazine in the industry. With a focus on high fashion, haute couture and luxurious living, Vogue sets the bar.
2. ELLE Magazine
Slightly more down to earth than the creme de la creme, Elle has an expansive readership. A mixture of runway trends, pop culture and season must-haves, Elle tells it to you straight (but doesn't sacrifice the flair).
3. Harper's Bazaar
First published in 1867, Harper's Bazaar was the first American fashion magazine. High-class photo shoots, fashion spreads and celebrity updates fill these plentiful pages.
4. W Magazine
Luxurious, aristocratic looks (and those that wear them) are W's speciality. This publication impeccably covers high society and culture with award-winning photography.
Known for being hip, fun and fearless, Nylon shakes up the fashion industry. Pulling inspiration from both the streets and the runway of London and New York, Nylon focuses primarily on the interaction between music and fashion.
While less haute-couture then the others, InStyle provides a user-friendly guide of what is trendy at the moment. With practical shopping guides and celebrity style sightings, this magazine provides the necessary tools to create your own look.
For mature audiences only, Cosmopolitan is known for its provocative nature. While the focus is on sex and dating, Cosmo also delves into fashion and fitness.
Peel back the Surface to find a flawless blend of fashion and architecture. Filled with intrigue, this magazine pulls inspiration from global design and culture and translates it into wearable art.
9. Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair proves that fashion isn't all fluff. Covering current affairs, politics and pop culture, Vanity Fair is both informative and sophisticated.
10. T Magazine
The New York Times Style magazine, T, is smart shopping at its finest. T seamlessly combines the intelligence of the New York Times with the elegance of runway fashion.
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