As of 2010, there are 18 international editions of Vogue, with Turkey as the most recent country to launch last March with Jessica Stam gracing the cover. I can’t help but think of the day when the Philippines would come out with its very own edition. There is a need to get (purchase) the license to have such publication, and there are probably tons of factors to consider.
While browsing the net regarding the “acquisition of a franchise,” I learned that the idea of having an African Vogue was rejected by Conde Nast, the publisher of the magazine. That is Africa! And I thought that fashion is even more prominent in Africa than in the Philippines, so I think that it’d be close to impossible to get the franchise of Vogue anytime soon.
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, five Asian territories are publishing Vogue. They are Nippon (Japan), China, India, Taiwan, and Korea – something that I do not understand. Philippine fashion magazines are doing pretty well in the country, and our fashion industry is very much alive! I could just imagine Vogue flourishing here! I am still hopeful that we’d be able to see the day of the release of the Philippines’ Vogue maiden issue!
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