Anyone well-versed in the realm of fashion magazines knows that the September issue is the pinnacle of the year-long publication cycle. Often any magazine’s biggest issue of the year, there’s a lot of hype around their respective releases, and the choice of cover star, outfit, background and graphics are all equally vital.
After all, September issues are really a competition between publications. Magazines are always seeking to out-do each other in length, number of ads, and the extravagance of the cover look. The name at the helm of the game, Vogue, is notorious for its heavyweight September issue, which has been the subject of a popular fashion documentary (aptly named The September Issue) and comes to a final count of 916 pages this year (the biggest in its history).
As the fashion glossies’ respective fall issues hit the newsstands — a select few are available now — we’ve started rounding up some of the best from all over the world, and we’ll keep updating as new ones are released.
From American Bazaar to Vogue Japan, check out our slideshow and let us know which September cover you like most!
Harper's Bazaar features Gwen Stefani in a very pink, avant-garde ensemble.
Receiving the most hype so far, the September issue of Vogue comes to a spectacular 916 pages, spearheaded by a full-length image of Lady Gaga in a Marc Jacobs fishtail gown.
The Fashion Issue of Glamour stars Victoria Beckham, who truly epitomizes the magazine's name.
The Elle cover gives pop songstress Katy Perry a sleeker look that will really pop on the newsstands.
Lucky Magazine has enlisted Eva Longoria as its September cover star, dressed in a neutral fast-fashion ensemble.
Vanity Fair's first version of the September cover features a smiling Kate Middleton, a facial expression that's rare for any magazine.
The Vanity Fair September cover for subscribers stars actress Jessica Chastain (also smiling).
A sophisticated Miley Cyrus graces the cover of Marie Claire.
Seventeen's September issue is a bit chaotic, with Kendall and Kylie Jenner in print-crazy outfits.
Selena Gomez is perfectly windswept in chambray on the Teen Vogue cover.
Sofia Vergara has a glowing, natural look on the Allure cover.
Lucy Hale looks amazing in bright yellow on the cover of Cosmpolitan.
Daphne Groeneveld is fierce on the cover of September's WSJ Magazine.
California lifestyle publication C Magazine features tabloid-favorite Katie Holmes, who we obviously couldn't help but include.
Jordin Sparks looks happy, healthy and absolutely stunning on the cover of Redbook.
The Essence cover stars a glamourous Jada Pinkett Smith.
Vogue Paris has just released their three September covers, featuring models Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy wearing the same black lace Dolce & Gabbana dress. The issue marks the debut of the publication's redesign by editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt.
InStyle UK features model Daisy Lowe in sleek geometric-print trousers.
Harper's Bazaar UK/
Rosie Huntington-Whitely rocks a floral pairing on the cover of Elle UK.
Rachel Weisz is the face of Marie Claire UK's September issue.
Marie Claire UK/
The Vogue UK cover star is rising supermodel Karlie Kloss.
The Just Kids issue of i-D is being released for pre-Fall, and we couldn't help but include one of the many creative covers shot for the issue. This one features Kel Markey and Herieth Paul.
This print ensemble on Charlotte Le Bon for the cover of Glamour France caught our eye.
Lindsey Wixson looks like a golden goddess on the cover of Flare Magazine.
Constance Jablonski wears an intriguing outfit on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia.
Harper's Bazaar Australia/
Australian actress Bella Heathcote is gorgeous on the cover of Vogue Australia.
Russh Magazine veers towards a dark, avant-garde vibe with cover star Cara Delevingne.
Us native English speakers wouldn't fully understand Numero Tokyo, but we love Candice Swanepoel's Gucci look.
Karlie Kloss is ferociously chic for the September issue of Vogue Japan.