Rihanna’s vision of luxury is “aesthetically capricious, casually category-busting, impossibly cool”, writes Abby Aguirre, in her American Vogue November 2019 cover story about the mega wattage, 31-year-old woman musician and activist, beauty, lingerie and athleisure mogul, and now head of her own Fenty maison, in partnership with LVMH. Tonne Goodman styles Rihanna in superb images by Ethan James Green.
Models Eniola Abioro, Faretta, Fei Fei Sun, Jill Kortieve and Mayowa Nicholas are busy ‘Turning Heads’, styled by Phyllis Posnick. Photographer Ethan James Green captures the fashion scene for American Vogue October 2019./ Hair by Orlando Pita; makeup by Francelle Daly
Vogue US takes a page out of the Net-a-Porter playbook — and ELLE, too — sharing Hailey Bieber Weekend, lensed by Daniel Jackson. Tabitha Simmons styles Hailey for the October 2019 issue. / Hair by Ward Stegerhoek; makeup by Gucci Westman
The September 2019 issue of American Vogue heads south to New Orleans, with a heavy-duty lineup up talent. Models Adesuwa Aighewi, Anok Yai, Binx Walton, Joan Smalls, Paloma Elsesser, Selena Forrest and Ugbad join actor MJ Rodriguez, entertainers Dev Hynes, Ian Isiah, Jon Batiste and Haitian-American fashion designer and founder of the menswear label Pyer Moss Kerby Jean-Raymond. Local additions include members of the Mt. Kingdom choir and Creole chef Kevin Belton.
Stylist Carlos Mazario turns out the the well-heeled cast for images by Oliver Hadlee Pearch./ Hair by Cyndia Harvey; makeup by Susia Sobol
Sarah Mower is the first person voice behind Vogue’s August 2019 in-depth ‘The Present Is Female: The Designers Behind a Fashion Revolution.’
A FEMALE CULTURE runs far and wide across the landscape of 21st-century fashion. It’s there at the top of the canopy, in major Parisian houses; it pervades the uprising of young, self-made independents and generations of established entrepreneurs: a multifaceted critical mass of women steadily working to change an industry for the better. What’s remarkable is the way they talk about feeling, their agile ability to intuit the time we live in, and their quiet but steady turning of the fashion world toward the overthrow of bad and old institutional behaviors.
Abby Champion, Adut Akech, Andreja Pejic, Anna Ewers, Anok Yai, Ariel Nicholson, Fei Fei Sun, Fran Summers, Gemma Ward, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Kesewa Aboah, and Paloma Elsesser are styled by Sara Moonves in ‘Check, Please’. Annie Leibovitz captures the noble origins sorority girls en masse for American Vogue August 2019.