Apart from the television and the Internet, there has been the existence of various fashion magazines, which have educated the public immensely. The articles given such magazines have, by time constantly kept the readers glued and have brought before us, the ongoing and latest trends of the seasons. There are a few magazines, which are publicized, in different languages; whereas some of them are circulated in distinct languages viz. Hindi, English or other regional languages. The best example is the magazine called `Grihashobha`, which is now published in 8 languages and is the only truly pan Indian women`s magazine. And the other examples are the magazines called `Cosmopolitan` and ` Femina` among others, which have their subscription only in English. Given below are some fashion magazines that already have their existence in India.
This is the most popular magazine of Delhi Press. Entering the Delhi Press family in 1979, Grihshobha took immediate action as soon as it came into the scene. Carrying unique and attractive features on housekeeping, cookery, knitting, interior decoration, beauty care, dress designing, hobbies and handicraft; Grihshobha is a wonder in itself. The Delhi Press Group in Hindi started the magazine in 1979 as a monthly. Since its inception, Grihshobha has enjoyed wide readership in the Hindi belt of the country. It carries features on housekeeping, cookery, knitting, interior decoration, beauty care, dress designing, hobbies and handicraft, besides helping women understand social, national as well as universal issues. It focuses on women`s issues, and often features racy short stories, fashion, recipes, advice columns, and comments on socialites and current events. The total readership is estimated to be about 98,63,000.
Launched in 1961, Mukta is a Hindi magazine catering to the requirements of the youth. Fashion, beauty, grooming for the young, etc. are some of the most popular features of this magazine.
The Delhi Press brought Woman`s Era in 1973. Catering to the varied tastes of the upper-middle strata of the society, Woman`s Era enjoys a firm position amongst all similar woman`s English periodicals. As per NRS`99, Woman`s Era has more than 11 lakh readers all over India. Even this magazine deals with all the woman-related issues like fashion, beauty and others.
Femina was first published in July 1959. Femina is a magazine, published fortnightly in India. The Times Group own it. It is primarily women`s magazine and features articles on Relationships, Beauty & Fashion, Cuisine, and Health & Fitness. It also features articles on celebrities and various cultural facets of Indian women.
This magazine focuses on fashion, beauty, and style-with a brain. This magazine is the insider`s style guide with a global outlook, providing both convenience and high-end inspiration. Elle is a worldwide magazine that focuses on women`s fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. The Lagardere Group of France owns it and it is published in the US and the other countries including India. The ELLEgirl was the largest older-teen fashion and beauty magazine brand in the world with 12 editions and supplements worldwide. It was the younger sibling to Elle Magazine, and similarly focused on beauty, health, entertainment and looked at daring fashion - its slogan is: "Dare to be different".
Though Cosmopolitan is known for its sex advice and sex tips, the magazine mainly focuses on educating women in areas other than sexuality and providing coverage of the latest in fashion and beauty. More recently, CosmoGIRl, a spin-off magazine targeting a teenage female audience has been created for an international readership. Another spin off, Cosmopolitan Men is aimed at a male audience.
RAVE Magazine is an Indian music magazine, launched in March 2002 has published 42 issues to date. It showcases both Indian and international culture with patrons in the United States, Canada, South East Asia, the United Kingdom, the Gulf, Kenya and India. The magazine also explores other expressions of creativity such as: fashion (jewellery, accessories and clothing), dance (traditional, contemporary and pop), film (Bollywood, international and independent), photography, technology, performing arts and lifestyle topics such as cuisine, yoga and spirituality.
Marie Claire magazine is a monthly woman`s magazine concentrated in France, which is distributed in other countries, such as the United States. Recently, they have begun to develop the magazine in several other countries around the world. But now it has made its foray into India, in the English language. While each country shares its own special voice with its audience, the Indian edition focuses on women around the world and several women oriented issues. The magazine also provides the reader with health, beauty, and fashion information in each issue. Women can also subscribe to it through the mail and online.
Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine published in several countries around the world. It is widely considered one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world. Vogue is published and headquartered in the U.K.
Allure is the only women`s magazine devoted entirely to beauty. The Beauty Expert, Allure covers skincare, anti-aging, cosmetics, hair, diet, fitness, fashion, and more. Linda Wells is the Editor in Chief. Each month, the magazine features the best new beauty products and trends. Undercover reporters test top spas and salons across the country and review them in the magazine`s Directory. Allure also follows three real women as they undergo a yearlong diet and exercise program in Total Makeover. Allure is published monthly in the New York City, and is available on newsstands everywhere in the world.
La Mode International
For about a decade now, La Mode International is been in circulation. A Bi-monthly product in India, this magazine has hosts of fashion journalists writing on hot topics like fashion accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, fashion education, and the arts and crafts among other topics. This magazine is conceived as a complete fashion and lifestyle magazine with the core contents revolving around the fashion news. La Mode is a source to the world of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
This is India`s only intimate apparel magazine. All you wanted to know about the intimate wear fashion worldwide and in India is all here! This magazine is been in circulation for about a decade now. It is definitely a complete hub of knowledge for the lingerie lovers and is focussed more on the manufacturing and the retailing sector of this trade. The latest trends in lingerie, the new shops and new manufactured items, this magazine gives a total information on this intimate wear.