Prada, Pleats and White Women Are Trending on the September Covers

Also trending: wet hair.
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Kristen Stewart on 'Elle' UK's September issue. Photo: Kai Z Feng/Elle UK

Kristen Stewart on 'Elle' UK's September issue. Photo: Kai Z Feng/Elle UK

As Candy Pratts Price famously once said, "September is the January in fashion." 

September's fall fashion issues are usually the biggest of the entire year. Publishers work tirelessly to make sure they're chock full of glossy ads (fortune willing), and editors battle to secure buzz-worthy cover stars in hopes that issues will fly off the shelves. And while several important magazines have yet to release their covers —namely Vogue and Elle — we can already begin to see some trends among the ones that have.

First of all, nearly every magazine chose a white woman for its cover. That's still the predominant choice year round, but this month is striking in its lack of diversity. 

In terms of fashion, pleats and ruffles cropped up on several covers, including Elle UK, Glamour and Glamour UK. (For Glamour UK, Rita Ora didn't even bother putting on a dress, instead holding it in front of her naked body.) Prada's fall 2015 collection is already a favorite: both Katy Perry (for Vogue Japan) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (for Harper's Bazaar UK) are wearing the same dress in two different colors on their covers. Kirsten Dunst (for Town & Country) is also wearing an empire waist top and shirt from the collection. 

And picking up on a major runway beauty trend, several cover stars are styled with wet or matted-down hair, including Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart and Daria Werbowy. 

We've collected a running list of September fashion issues below and will update as more covers are released. But for now, there are plenty of issues to browse. (Maxim might not count as a fashion issue per se, but it's got Idris Elba on the cover. That's more than enough reason to include in our list.) 

This story has been updated as new covers are released.