The newest global edition of Vogue appoints fashion industry veterans and distinguished creative personalities.
Vogue Philippines announced today, April 26, the appointments of the members of its editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Bea Valdes.
Valdes, who hails from three generations of jewelry makers, has paved the way for Filipino artisans to parade their talents in the global space for more than a decade now. An accessories designer herself, Valdes’s brand of intricately made, distinctive, and profound pieces have made their way on the pages of international titles, such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, CNN, The Financial Times, and TIME magazine, among others.
“We have appointed individuals who each share the same purpose of Vogue Philippines, which is to uplift Philippine fashion and discover emerging talents who will shape the future of the industry,” says Archie Carrasco, chairman and chief executive officer of MEGA Global Licensing, Inc. (MGLI), publisher of Vogue Philippines.
Working with Valdes are stalwart supporters of the local fashion, beauty, and lifestyle scene: Pam Quiñones will join the Vogue Philippines team as fashion director, Trina Epilepsia-Boutain as digital editor, and Rhoda Campos-Aldanese as publisher.
Carrasco adds, “Each of them has a deep understanding and appreciation of local and international fashion and seeks to speak to every generation.”
Apart from her unique pieces that are sought-after by the stylish and trendsetting crowd, Valdes is most notable for her dedication toward achieving a circular economy. She has supported and opened conversations about designing and consuming better, preventing wastage of resources.
In 2010, she was one of the Ten Outstanding Young Individuals (TOYM) awardees recognized by the Philippine President for the professional achievements. More recently, she was included in the list of Tatler Asia’s Most Influential in 2021.
Creativity is inherent in Valdes. At a young age, she knew and witnessed what it was like to make imaginations come to life. In college, she studied industrial design and creative writing at the University of the Philippines, and later pursued interior design at the Inchbald School of Design in London.
Never one to follow trends, Valdes has created timeless pieces, making her mark in jewelry design, interior design, fashion design, the arts, and journalism, to name a few.
“The values and the resolve of our community have been tested on an unprecedented global and local scale,” Valdes says of her new role. “The reshaping and recalibrating of our choices facilitate a continuing dialogue with our collective futures. Vogue’s values of inclusivity, diversity, sustainability, and respect for our natural environment remain critical at this time.”
Vogue PH Team
Pam Quiñones has an extensive and varied career in the industry, with a strong editorial background and experience in leading several notable fashion and styling ventures. Quiñones has worked with some of the most elite personalities in the fashion industry, earning her a deep understanding of the local and international market. Like Valdes, she has been championing sustainable fashion solutions and practices.
Trina Epilepsia-Boutain will bring her experience working with both print and digital platforms for over a decade to Vogue Philippines, as she takes on the role of digital editor. During those years, Boutain held the position of managing editor and beauty and features editor for MEGA Magazine. Through her participation in MEGA’s annual New PH list, she helped shine a spotlight on many local emerging and innovative talents.
Rhoda Campos-Aldanese, Vogue Philippines’ publisher, is a valued player in the luxury industry, both in the country and abroad. With her extensive experience working with luxury labels and iconic global brands, Campos-Aldanese has successfully created lasting and fruitful partnerships by connecting the desired brands to the right consumers.
Suki Salvador, President of MGLI, says of Vogue Philippines’ upcoming launch: “Our core values of excellence and innovation which we have upheld as a publishing company for the last 30 years take center stage at Vogue Philippines. Purposeful, modern, and artfully done, we will put the Filipino craft side by side with the rest of the world monthly through Vogue Philippines and daily on Vogue.ph.”
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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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MEGA Global Licensing, Inc. is the sister company of One Mega Group (OMG), a publishing house that boasts 30 years of prestige publishing expertise and home to MEGA, the Philippines best fashion magazine. Together, they fall under the AGC Power Holdings Corp (AGC PHC) conglomerate. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, AGC PHC has aggressively expanded its portfolio to launch new homegrown titles under OMG, and include international print and digital titles to their roster through MGLI. Thus, the launch of Nylon Manila in November 2020 and the acquisition of the Vogue Philippines license agreement with Condé Nast in 2021.