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HIGHLIGHTS FROM CONDé NAST INTERNATIONAL

AD Magazine Debuts Global Redesign

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The international editions of AD/Architectural Digest are introducing a new look this spring. The magazines’ cover format is changing, with a larger image and a refreshed logo. The new layout debuts across all international editions of the AD April issue. AD is the world’s leading premier design and interiors magazine, and the most respected brand in its field.

 

The new design, created as a joint project by all the editions, underlines the importance of brand consistency in today’s media landscape. Each international edition of AD has produced a redesigned April issue, with a bold cover, reflecting the local design and interior landscape in line with the brand’s aesthetic.

AD Magazine Debuts Global Redesign

GQ Middle East to launch in partnership with ITP Media Group

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On 9th April it was announced that GQ Middle East will be launched in September 2018. The launch of GQ Middle East, the twenty-first edition if the title, will include a bi-lingual website, social media platforms, a monthly magazine and a series of events including the iconic GQ Men of the Year Awards. It will be published under license agreement with ITP Media Group. 

 

The Middle Eastern edition of GQ will focus on males between 28-45 years old, who are ambitious, fashionable and well educated.  The brand will carry interviews with some of the most sought after, acclaimed – and often inaccessible – figures from the worlds of fashion, sport and entertainment. There will be insightful reports on key regional issues and columns sourced from locally respected influential men. Digitally, the content will predominantly be locally produced with a heavy focus on video, as consumption of the medium is the highest in the region. 

 

Karina Dobrotvorskaya, President of Condé Nast New Markets and Editorial Director, Brand Development, commented, “The Arabian men’s fashion market is very dynamic. We see a growing appetite for luxury products and a real appreciation of craftsmanship, with huge respect for both heritage and contemporary brands. We believe that ITP has the experience, vision and enthusiasm to deliver GQ Middle East with its own unique voice across all platforms.”

GQ Middle East to launch in partnership with ITP Media Group

Yves Bougon appointed President Directeur General of Condé Nast France

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Yves Bougon has been appointed Président Directeur Général of Condé Nast France, effective from 7th May this year. Bougon joins Condé Nast France from Hearst Fujingaho, one of Japan’s leading multimedia companies, where he currently serves as CEO & Representative Director.

 

Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International Jonathan Newhouse commented: “Yves has deep experience and a track record of success in directing the evolution of a business from print to a modern, digital and multi-platform organisation. He has that rare profile of understanding the luxury market, the companies in that space and their culture as well as an innate understanding of some of the industry’s most important growth markets and how to tap into them. He is known and widely respected by Conde Nast’s advertising partners around the world. We all welcome him to the team.”

Yves Bougon appointed President Directeur General of Condé Nast France

AD Spain hosts its 12th Design Awards

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On 1st March, AD Spain hosted its 12th edition of the Interior Design, Architecture and Design Awards at the Teatro Real in Madrid, in partnership with Campari. Awarding designers and architects, gathered together for the evening to celebrate talent and creativity. The Architects of the Year 2018 Award was granted to Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores for restoring the Sala Beckett building in Barcelona, whilst keeping its history alive. Xavier Mañosa won the AD Designer of the Year Award having designed an ambitious ceramic clock for Hermès shop windows. The Special AD Award was given to architect John Pawson for pioneering the 1970 minimalist trend. Other winners included Pepe Leal for Interior of the Year as well as Pablo López and íñigo Aragón for Campari’s 2018 New Talent award.

AD Spain hosts its 12th Design Awards

Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia to launch

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Vogue will be launched in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it was announced by Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International. Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia will debut as a multi-media brand both in print and online in August 2018 with the September issue. It will be published under license agreement with V24 Media. The Czech edition of Vogue will be the 24th edition of the fashion bible.

 

“Condé Nast International is pleased to begin publishing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  There’s a strong appetite for luxury fashion and beauty. The time is now right for Vogue,” said Newhouse. The launch reflects the growth of the luxury market in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and more widely the emergence of Central Eastern Europe as a centre for fashion creativity.  Over the past decade, the luxury fashion and art market has seen growth together with GDP in the region. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic has gained status as a luxury shopping destination.

 

Elevating the region’s offering in luxury and lifestyle publishing, Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia will deliver content via print and digital platforms, covering fashion and arts from cities such as Prague and Bratislava, as well as internationally. Further news will follow regarding appointments to the editorial team of Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia to launch

Vogue Poland Debuts as Multi-Media Brand

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Vogue Poland, the 23rd edition of the fashion bible, debuts on the 14th February. The print issue will launch simultaneously with vogue.pl, which will bring the reader up-to-the minute and insightful news online seven days a week. Vogue Poland is published under licence agreement with media venture Visteria.

 

The striking yet minimalist launch cover is shot by Juergen Teller, and features supermodels Anja Rubik and Małgosia Bela set in front of the iconic Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The content of the debut issue includes a photographic portfolio produced by Juergen Teller; an eclectic mix of fashion and portraits celebrating Polish icons in art, culture and politics. The issues will highlight the work of many Polish fashion designers together with Polish and international contributors.

 

Filip Niedenthal, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Poland, remarked, “Vogue’s arrival in Poland bringswith it authority and insight, qualities which will quickly establish it as the luxury market leader. We are pleased to be able to offer unique content to fulfill the needs of our localreaders.

Vogue Poland Debuts as Multi-Media Brand