This magazine is the absolute best around for fashion. It hits every huge and upcoming trend way before it comes out. A lot of people seem to be griping about how expensive everything is and how you can only be a millionaire to dress like that. However I love this magazine not for the fact that its chock full of expensive designer clothes, but for the styles and fantastic outfits themselves. There are a million ways to use ideas from this magazine and work them into your wardrobe. There are plenty of cheaper options like vintage clothing stores and customizing sale items- all to get the coveted designer look that W illustrates with absolute perfection. I'm a poor college student and even though I'm not in fashion design, I use W all the time and make clothes that are deadringers for alot of the ones featured in W. I even used a couple dresses in this very magazine and copied them into two different prom dresses. Its suprisingly more simple than one would think. This magazine is an essential for me. The rest of them can not and will not ever be able to measure up to W, because W has the inside connections to show you (in gigantic glossy spreads neverless!)whats hot before it hits mainstream- and I don't mean small town mainstream, I mean beating the styles and having them before they even reach a mall and lightyears before they turn into a hoochie-craze (a la "LV" mukrami bags!) and fake Tiffany's silver. If you are a young woman who loves to call the trends before anyone else, do yourself a favor and pick up this magazine. I guarentee you that if you keep an open mind- it will be one of your best buys yet.
It's Quite Possibly the World's Fashion Bible.
"W" magazine is such an important staple in the world of fashion, that even guys like me can't help but read it. To call this a women's magazine would really be unfair, for it offers in-depth articles on the fashion industry, profiles on celebrities, and an excellent supplement for men published on a quarterly basis. This men's supplement offers fashion info that's hip and contemporary, but not trendy enough to spook the average American male. As with all fashion magazines, "W" could feature more models of color on their cover, but that's a relatively small gripe compared to the wealth of good stuff this magazine offers. Overall, bravo the folks at "W" a job well done!
This isn't just a fashion magazine!!
I had a subscription to this magazine for a few years. It's more of an fashion industry insider view of the fashion world than a buyers guide.
I used to be a fashion photography major and I loved the visual images in this magazine. I have used this magazine for more than just looking at fashion photography, I have used the beautiful images as inspiration for my artwork, both pencil and ink and oil.
Great for fashion afficionados and for artists!!
Want to be in the fashion know?
This is the next best thing to read besides the WWD for the fashion savvy business people.
I absolutely love W magazine which is filled with clothing to dream about, accessories to die for and fabulous photography all printed in oversized format. I'm a t-shirt and jeans guy that loves great photography. The fashion layouts are frequently so stunning that they could be framed for fashion art! From hip trendy to haute couture, affordable to "if-you-have-to-ask-you-can't afford-it"...it's all contained within the pages of W.
you can enjoy it without aspiring to it
W makes it clear what industry it serves, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to read and look at. It does have some interesting insight into the fashion business, such as a column on deals, mergers, CEO's, designers, new talent; plus there are photos from the runways in New York, Paris, and Milan. You can really see a designer's theme and imagination, and that is an art of a sort! The party photos are fun to see, because you can do your own "what not to wear" with some of the women pictured, who are trying as pathetically hard as we are in the sticks to make the most of what we've got. Interestingly, the articles usually do not gush over their celebrity topics (except Reese Witherspoon, and what's not to like?). There can be quite a tone of sarcasm when the subject warrants it. Of course, the product articles are pitched to sell the product, but you can still glean some hard information. And last but not least, the fashion photography can be compelling. Sometimes you're compelled to say "this is stupid" but you're compelled to look. One thing about W that keeps me subscribing: the prose may not be deathless, but it isn't breathless. (Pay attention, fashion editors)
What else could you do to this magazine to make it better? Nothing! It's one of those perfect works of art that just happens to be a magazine. The paper it's printed on, the photos, the articles. All perfect. I love the way it feels....It's a winner and also a collectible. Just can't say enough about it.
One of the Best Magazines!
I subscribe to lots of magazines but my favorite are W, Vanity Fair and Departures (you need a Platinum or Centurion American Express card to get it). Why do I like it so much? First, the articles about arts are my favorite. The photography is top quality, but if you are a bible thumper or a Republican than you probably will be offended a few times a year. This magazine is aimed at people with lots of disposable income and who are well educated and of a more liberal constitution. Sure they push the envelope now and then buy hey, they cover runway shows that do the same thing. I also enjoy the product reviews. This is where I learned first about SKII skincare - my favorite. I usually don't read the celebrity cover stories - most of those people in my opinion are boring. It is the profiles of designers, artists etc. that I enjoy.
One of the best.
If you want a magazine based on fashion but merged with stories and interviews of top celebrities, then W magazine is perfect for you.
This large magazine is not only interesting, but beautiful. It has pages and pages of high quality, remarkable photos. Not to mention tons of beautiful fashion ads. If you live for fashion, or if you simply admire it; you will get latched onto W.
Celebrities such as Kate Moss, Mary Kate Olsen & Lindsay Lohan have graced the cover of this magazine. Pick it up even if you're the SLIGHEST bit interested. You won't be disappointed!
So I don't read the articles, but the pictures inside are wonderful!!!! The advertisements and pictures throughout the whole magazine are so pretty and awesome to use!