September Loves Black Women
Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away
- Earth, Wind, and Fire
It's a reason why Fall is one of our favorite seasons, and it's not just because we can comfortably layer our clothes without bundling up for snow. Similar to the feeling we get in January with our new year resolutions, September marks that back-to-school, start of a new cycle feeling where a lot of people focus on ending the year strong. It's a period of reinvention, so does that mean the influx of black women on magazines this September is a prelude to a reinvention in fashion, honoring black women?
Noted in the 2009 documentary The September Issue, starring Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, the September issue of Vogue is the biggest (due to advertising), the most influential and the issue with the strongest fashion -- hello Fall attire. So when favorites like Beyonce covers Vogue (US), Rihanna covers British Vogue, and Nicki Minaj covers Vogue Arabia, it sets the tone for the next year of fashion.
Magazine's notoriously hire recognizable, trending talent so that they are part of the cultural moment. The fashion industry is realizing the moment of the black woman is now.
Here is a list of the #BlackGirlMagic covering the September Issue:
Ebony: Issa Rae
Glamour: Tiffany Haddish
Porter: Lupita Nyong'o
Elle Canada: Tracee Ellis Ross
British Vogue: Rihanna
Shape: Aja Naomi King
Vogue Arabia: Nicki Minaj
Essence: Naomi Campbell
Marie Claire: Zendaya