‘Vogue Philippines’ finally unveils its first issue
It has arrived! On Monday, August 29, 2018, Vogue Philippines finally presented its very first issue, both in print and on the digital channels it publishes on.
The worldwide fashion authority announced its presence in the Philippines by publishing a cover story on the Filipina-American model Chloe Magno. The accompanying photographs were taken by the Filipina-Egyptian photographer Sharif Hamza.
It included the Davao-born model making poses at a number of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, such as the lagoons of Bucas Grande in Surigao del Norte, the rock formations of Biri Island in Northern Samar, and the Tinipak River in Rizal.
“We hope that by connecting us to the worldwide audience through the content that is published in Vogue Philippines and on its various channels, we will be able to display the fashion identity of the Philippines. Vogue continues to be the most influential forum for the fashion industry’s up-and-coming talents and the varied perspectives they offer. It has always been at the forefront of new aesthetics and mentalities, and we are happy to become a part of it,” the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Bea Valdes, stated in a press release.
Their most recent issue, which was published in line with the brand’s vision, highlighted Filipino artistry and creativity through fashion stories that tackled topics such as the various Filipino designers’ futuristic take on the traditional terno; the next-generation of artists pushing the boundaries of fashion by creating gender-disruptive clothing that celebrates our own culture; and the newest accessories that commemorate the country’s rich history of arts and craftsmanship.
In addition, Vogue Philippines extended their admiration of beautiful aesthetics to the fields of furniture, interior design, and architecture. In one of the articles that are included in this issue, the authors discuss Cebuano craftsmen who have collaborated for many years with the designers of a French luxury furniture business. In another piece, the author tells the tale of an interior designer who is tasked with the mission of constructing a coastal resort using only the resources that are native to the island.
“The first issue investigates the idea of identity, specifically what it means for us to be fashioned and sculpted by our surroundings, our landscapes, and the people whose company we enjoy. It discusses sustainable mindsets, but in ways that we can understand. It is full of local legends and international icons, all viewed through Vogue’s one-of-a-kind perspective,” Valdes explained further.
In April, it was revealed that the 28th international edition of Vogue would be making its debut. It is the result of an agreement to provide a license that was made between Condé Nast and MEGA Global Licensing, Inc.