It belongs to late August tradition that with the first blush of autumn arrives the long-awaited, textbook-sized glossy, the September issue. Like a back-to-school for the fashion world, the ever-growing mag—2013 marks W Magazine’s largest September in five years—has at times been rumored so gargantuan, it skips the mail slot to sit at the post office, awaiting pickup like a package (but to those waiting, it’s the ultimate gift).
magazine is branded as the Who, What, Where, When, and Why in the world of style
, and each September, their bar is set for the fall in fashion and arguably, the year to follow. From the face on the cover (’90s W
covers include classics like Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss
) to the photographers behind the lens (more recent covers include photos by duos
in ’10 and
in ’12), the industry’s biggest players find their place among the must-have colors, textures, and trends for Fall. This year, the name to know is
, the 32-year-old Irish photographer granted a major feature in W
’s September issue [view the story here
] after winning their photography contest to discover the next big star. Find his photographs among the predictive September pages in a ten-page page spread, and collect your favorites in limited-edition prints, available exclusively on Artsy.