As of 2010, there are 18 National edition of Vogue with Turkey as the most recent country to launch their own edition last March with Jessica Stam gracing the cover . I can’t help but think of the day when the Philippines would come out with it’s very own edition. Apparently, there is a need to get (purchase) the license to have such publication and there are probably tons of factors to consider as well.
While browsing the net regarding the “acquisition of a franchise,” I learned that the idea of having an African Vogue was actually rejected by Conde Nast, the publisher of the magazine. That is Africa! And I thought that fashion is even bigger in Africa than in the Philippines so I’m thinking that it’d be close to impossible to get the franchise of Vogue anytime in the near future.
An imaginary cover of Vogue Africa by Mario Epanya who’s pushing to get the license to publish the magazine’s African edition.
At the moment, there are five Asian territories who publishes their own Vogue Edition. They are Nippon (Japan), China, India, Taiwan and Korea — something that I do not understand because clearly, Philippine fashion magazines are doing pretty well in our country and our fashion industry is very much alive! I could just imagine Vogue flourishing here! I am still hopeful though, that we’d be able to see the day of the release of the Philippines’ Vogue maiden issue!
Vogue Philippines imaginary cover with Charlene Almarvez, 1st Runner-up Supermodel of the World 2010
(Photo Courtesy of Ford Models, Charlene Almarvez)
Vogue Philippines Imaginary Cover with Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2010 4th-Runner Up
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