Author: Vogue Philippines
Vogue Philippines’ February 2023 Cover Features a Filipino-American Global Superstar
30 January 2023
Photographed by Shaira Luna, discover how the story of Oscar winner and five-time Grammy awardee is felt across the world.
This month, Vogue Philippines celebrates Filipino culture, which is defined by the concept of Kapwa: being rooted in oneself and families, communities, and countrymen by recognizing diversity.
On the cover is Gabriella Wilson Sarmiento, known around the world as H.E.R. The Filipino-American Grammy and Oscar winner reveals her evolution, roots, and revolution in a story written by Raymond Ang and a spread shot by Shaira Luna. With the fields of Cabanatuan (the hometown of H.E.R.’s mother) as backdrop, the global star wears designers such as Randolf, Alrey Rosano, and Inno Sotto as curated by her stylist Wouri Vice in tandem with Vogue Philippines fashion editor Daryl Chang.
Actress, singer, and renaissance woman Nadine Lustre also shares her life’s many passions, from the island of Siargao to flowering plants to her craft. Shot by BJ Pascual in Sydney, the spread features pieces from Gucci’s Cosmogonie collection.
Within the issue, the diaspora is discussed in a months-long project by Audie Umali and Danilo Hess, which leads to portraits of 71 models with Filipino blood. In the land down under, a dialogue with Australian-based Filipino creatives, who are clad in Louis Vuitton, expresses challenges conquered and hopes pursued.
More stories that celebrate design, dedication, and diversity: Abdul Gaffar dresses the contemporary Muslim woman; Josie Natori marks her 45th anniversary; Sheila Marcelo and Kevin Yang build a school for the future wizards of Web3; up-and-coming rapper Ruby Ibarra shares the immigrant experience through her music; Budji Layug opens up his home and a lifetime of category-defying artistry to Thelma Sioson.
Meanwhile, Vogue Philippines’ February beauty pages highlight shades of red in time for Valentine’s and Chinese New Year. There is also an homage to the bottled miracles and remedies that have been a staple of Filipino homes throughout the decades.
“As a platform for creatives, Vogue Philippines is tuned into these voices, those speaking over airwaves, livestreaming rivulets of information, urging ideas forward, using fashion as a bridge to connect to identity,” says editor-in-chief Bea Valdes.
Head on over to https://vogue.ph/fashion/her-vogue-cover-story-february-2023-vogue/ for the full cover story.
The much-anticipated maiden issue of Vogue Philippines has been revealed, marking the arrival of the Filipino edition of the global fashion authority.
Vogue Philippines, which is published under a license agreement between Condé Nast and MEGA Global Licensing. Inc., today launched its first-ever issue with a cover story featuring Chloe Magno, a Filipino-American model whose roots are from Davao.
The debut issue marks the arrival of Vogue Philippines, in print and on its digital and social platforms. The cover story, shot by Sharif Hamza, a British-born half-Filipino, half-Egyptian photographer, highlights the diversity of Filipino talent and beauty, with stunning locations that reflect this diversity.
The 36-page cover feature travels the length of the Philippines, with Chloe floating in the lagoons of Bucas Grande, Surigao del Norte, exploring the otherworldly rock formations of Biri Island, Northern Samar, and conquering the marble boulders at Tinipak River, Rizal. All this while dressed in clothing from international couture labels to local indie darlings, showing a range of designers and brands that have a mind for both luxury and sustainability.
Other notable fashion stories in the issue include a futuristic take on the terno, the traditional silhouette symbolic of Philippine national dress as interpreted by contemporary and cutting-edge Filipino designers; a feature on the next wave of emerging talent who are pushing the boundaries of fashion, whether by creating gender-disruptive clothing or diving deep into Filipino heritage; and an accessories story that celebrates the history of craft and artisanship inherent in the country’s latest must-haves baubles and bags.
“Through the content in Vogue Philippines and its platforms, we hope to showcase the Philippine fashion identity, by connecting us to the global community. Vogue remains the most powerful platform for fashion’s emerging talents and their diverse perspectives. It has always been at the crest of new aesthetics and mindsets, and we are thrilled to join the fold,” says editor-in-chief Bea Valdes.
The designer’s appointment to head Vogue’s 28th international edition was announced in April this year, following the news that Mega Global Licensing Inc. will be publishing Vogue Philippines across print, digital, and social platforms under a licensing agreement with Condé Nast.
Expanding the world of fashion and beauty, Vogue Philippines also shares the stories of craft and innovation found in furniture, interiors, and architecture. In this issue, we get inside a French luxury furniture brand whose family of designers has been working with Cebuano artisans for decades. We also delve into the slow-build philosophy of an interior designer who is making a seaside resort purely with materials local to the island.
“The maiden issue explores the concept of identity – what it is to be fashioned and shaped by our environment, our landscapes and by the people we cherish. It speaks of sustainable mindsets, in our own terms. It is filled with hometown heroes and global dreams all seen through Vogue’s unique lens,” says Valdes, who has guided the team in stamping a distinctly Vogue Philippines identity to the title.
Vogue Philippines invites you to step into its world, one that is uplifting and inclusive and filled with the Filipino values of optimism, empathy, and the spirit of bayanihan. The September issue is only the beginning of a journey Vogue Philippines intends to take with its audiences, navigating the new and nuanced meanings of beauty, style, and luxury, and championing Filipino creativity in its multitude of forms.
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Vogue Philippines is published under a license agreement between Condé Nast and MEGA Global Licensing. Inc. Condé Nast’s media licensing business publishes editions of the global media company’s iconic brands with local partners around the world.
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Calling All Photographers, Designers, Models: Vogue Philippines is Looking for the Next Big Name in Fashion
18 July 2022
Those interested in joining the country’s historic edition of the world’s foremost authority in style can send their best work.
In line with its goal of highlighting emerging local talent, Vogue Philippines is holding a casting call for Filipino creatives.
The latest international edition of the world’s foremost authority in fashion, Vogue Philippines is a platform for outstanding editorial executions. It is part of a storied, 130-year-old publishing heritage as well as a global network with an eye for exceptional quality.
Some of the creatives that have made a name for themselves by collaborating with the Vogue brand include photographers Steven Meisel and Mert and Marcus, supermodels like Kate Moss and Bella Hadid, and designers such as Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs.
Vogue Philippines continues this tradition of discovering and honing talent and developing a harmonious creative ecosystem. Through this casting call, the edition fulfills this thrust and creates a relationship with artists that could possibly last entire careers.
Filipino photographers and fashion designers based in the country or abroad are invited to submit their best work for review. Meanwhile, models who are based in the Philippines and are interested in being considered for Vogue Faces should turn in their portfolio.
Photographer and fashion designer aspirants should submit the following:
- A cover letter as the email body
- A link to a portfolio
- A link to their public Instagram or TikTok account
Meanwhile, model applicants should send:
- A cover letter as the email body
- A link to their public Instagram or TikTok account
- Their recent digitals, including a bare-faced front profile as we as portrait and full-length images in simple attire
- Details of their height, vital statistics, shoe size, and provenance (town or city)
Photographers and fashion designers should place Vogue PH Emerging Talent: [YOUR COMPLETE NAME]. Models on the other hand should place Vogue PH Faces: [COMPLETE NAME].
Please send all submissions to [email protected].