Top 10 Fashion Magazines in the World 2024 for Style Inspiration

 

If you are someone who wishes to learn more about the world of fashion but it all seems too intimidating, then fashion magazines will be your best friend. They have been educating people all around the world about the ins and outs of the fashion industry. From explaining whole collections to telling us information about designers, fashion magazines have got you covered. In this article, we will be discussing the top 10 fashion magazines to read in 2024. 

1. Vogue:

Many of us might not know this, but Vogue was started by founder Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892 as a column in a weekly newspaper. In 1909, it was acquired by Conde Nast Publishers after which they solely focused on feminine fashion while still being unisexual. What turned things around for Vogue was when Anna Wintour took over in 1988. Now, Vogue has 11 million subscribers and has been serving people from over 23 countries. Time and again, Vogue has showcased the newest trends, models and designers and has been a strong contender in the fashion game. 

2. Elle:

Elle is a French magazine and ever since it was created in 1945, it has been solely centred around women’s fashion. Elle means ‘she’ or ‘her’ in French, and their slogan ‘If she reads, she reads Elle’ is what led to their rise in popularity. This magazine is available in 44 countries and focuses on all things related to fashion for women. It is a dream of many young and aspiring models to be on the cover of Elle, and why wouldn’t it be, since it is one of the most celebrated fashion magazines in the world!

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3. Harper’s Bazaar:

Harper’s Bazaar was started in 1862, making it known as the first fashion magazine in America. They aimed to cater to the upper middle class with their informative and thoughtful content. They cover it all, from explaining collections on runway shows to keeping their publishers up to date with the newest fashion trends. Originally, this magazine was published weekly but it has now changed to a monthly publishing system. As of now, this magazine is published in over 30 countries. 

4. Cosmopolitan:

Cosmopolitan is one of the most well-known fashion magazines on a global level. It has been publishing content based on women’s fashion since 1886. However, it was taken over by Helen Gurley in 1965, who was responsible for completely changing this magazine for the better. Through the content, they spoke about things that many other magazines were still scared to talk about like sex, feminism, relationships and more. It is published in 35 countries and 110 languages, truly making it an international favourite. 

5. BoF – Business of Fashion:

Business of Fashion is a fairly recent fashion magazine created by Imran Amed in 2007. Even though it is comparatively new, it has managed to get a large number of subscribers in such a short period. They mainly focus on a certain type of content, which comes under the title ‘The Economist of Fashion.’ If you are someone who is a beginner in the fashion world, I would suggest you read this magazine since you can learn and grow with the magazine itself.

6. W:

This magazine was created in America in 1972 and focuses on things other than women’s fashion as well. The content has always been original and attention-grabbing, and they talk about all sorts of things ranging from lifestyle to celebrity news. In 2000, it was acquired by Conde Nast Publishers and now is headed by Stefano Tonchi. Their content is truly unique and different from what all the other magazines talk about, which is one of the main reasons for their popularity. 

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7. InStyle:

Instyle has been in the game for more than 25 years and is not just popular for its hard copies, but also its blogs. It was headed by Ariel Foxman for a long time before Laura Brown took over a couple of years ago. As of now, this magazine is published in 16 countries. Even though it is not as popular as the other ones, it covers all the fashion information you could need and more. 

8. Allure:

Another fashion magazine from America, Allure was started in 1991 by Linda Wells. It mainly focuses on women’s fashion, beauty, wellness and many other things along the same lines. Just a few years after launching, Allure changed its content style into more detail-oriented, straightforward content. Since then, they have gained around 8 million people reading their online content and 5 million people subscribed to their published magazine. 

9. Numéro:

Created in 1998, Numéro’s founder Elisabeth Dijan wished to create content that would cater to the more intelligent audience in the field of fashion. This magazine has gathered a massive amount of readers who are loyal and interested in the content provided by this magazine. 

10. V:

Founder Cecilia Dean started this magazine in 1998. It was initially a limited edition magazine and was published every 3 months. Their publishings changed according to the change in seasons. The Creative Head of the magazine, Stephen Gan, revolutionised the magazine by giving writers the ability to write freely under their magazine. This led to the creation of some iconic written pieces about fashion. As of now, V has managed to gather 3 million subscribers with their unique content. 

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I hope that this article helped pave your way into the world of fashion. Fashion is so mesmerising and full of history, and with the help of these magazines, you will be able to grasp some if not all knowledge of the fashion industry.

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