Vogue Singapore to launch with print magazine in later half of this year

Global media company Condé Nast, which also publishes titles like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, announced it would launch Vogue Singapore via a licence agreement with local publisher Indochine Media.
Global media company Condé Nast, which also publishes titles like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, announced it would launch Vogue Singapore via a licence agreement with local publisher Indochine Media.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

SINGAPORE - Fashion magazine and style bible Vogue is set to hit Singapore with a local edition in the second half of this year.

Global media company Condé Nast, which also publishes titles like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, announced in a press release on Thursday (Jan 16) that it would launch Vogue Singapore via a licence agreement with local publisher Indochine Media.

The English-language magazine will comprise a monthly print publication and website.

The title returns to Singapore more than two decades after it was first launched here in the 1990s. Published under the Asia Pacific arm of Condé Nast at the time, it had a short-lived stint before closing in 1997.

"Vogue Singapore rejoins the market at a time when Singapore's local fashion design and talent are rising in the country and across the entire region," Mr Wolfgang Blau, chief operating officer and president of international at Condé Nast, said in the release.

"Vogue Singapore will play a vital role in boosting and supporting that talent as well as in bringing regional and international ideas to this edition of Vogue," he added.

The new Singapore edition will focus on "a blend of local and international content and the elevation of local fashion and design talent", the release added.

Vogue Singapore will be the 27th edition of the title worldwide, alongside editions published in countries including Italy, Thailand and the United States. The announcement also comes nearly a year after the launch of Vogue Hong Kong in March last year.