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Vogue Arabia and Dubai Design & Fashion Council Announce the 10 Finalists of the 2016 Fashion Prize

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Vogue Arabia and the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) have announced the 10 ready-to-wear and accessories finalists of the 2016 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize, an annual endowment for the Arab world’s most promising fashion talents.

 

The first of its kind in the region, the Fashion Prize was launched in 2015 in partnership with the global luxury ecommerce brand Farfetch and aims to invigorate regional talent by providing a platform for emerging Middle Eastern designers to showcase their abilities.  The Fashion Prize is overseen by a Selection Committee comprising senior executives from Vogue Arabia, the Dubai Design & Fashion Council, Farfetch, and both the regional and international fashion communities.

 

During the application phase, over 100 different designers from 12 countries across the Arab world applied.  Following a vote from the Selection Committee, 5 ready-to-wear and 5 accessories designers have been chosen as finalists:

 

Daneh (Daneh Buahmed): ready-to-wear; Karoline Lang: ready-to-wear; Mira Hayek: ready-to-wear; Mochi (Ayah Tabari): ready-to-wear; Reemami (Reema Albanna): ready-to-wear; HKD-Hooked (Farah Nasri): accessories (jewellery); Nathalie Trad: accessories (bags); Okhtein (Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf): accessories (bags); Ralph Masri: accessories (jewellery); Rula Galayini: accessories (bags).

 

The ready-to-wear and accessory design winners of the Fashion Prize will be announced in the autumn.  The winning designers will receive a financial production grant; the opportunity to sell their collections to a global audience exclusively on Farfetch.com, as well as retail pick-up from renowned Farfetch boutique partners Browns (London), Curve (USA), and Al Ostoura (Kuwait); mentorship; media/press coverage; and an advertising campaign promoting the retail launch, collectively representing over US $250,000 in value.

Vogue Arabia and Dubai Design & Fashion Council Announce the 10 Finalists of the 2016 Fashion Prize

Vogue Korea Celebrates 20 Years With Karl and K-influence for its August 2016 Issue

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Vogue Korea celebrated its 20th anniversary with six covers for the August 2016 issue.  Karl Lagerfeld photographed pop phenomenon G-Dragon and Korean top models, with Fashion Editor Jiah Lee.  Vogue Korea says, “In a worldwide craze for K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Food, K-Beauty, Vogue Korea marks the magazine’s 20th birthday with a theme of K-influence.”

Vogue Korea Celebrates 20 Years With Karl and K-influence for its August 2016 Issue

Vogue Arabia, The 22nd Edition to Launch

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Vogue Arabia will be launched in the Middle East.  The Arab edition will make its debut as an English and Arabic language website in Autumn 2016, with a print edition to follow in 2017.  The newest edition of Vogue, the 22nd, will be published under a license agreement with Nervora, a Dubai-based publisher.

 

Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz is Editor in Chief of Vogue Arabia.  Abdulaziz is well known in the fashion world as the founder of a Riyadh-based, members-only boutique, D’NA, which is considered to be a beacon of fashion in the Arabian peninsula.  She has earned a reputation as a fashion opinion leader and a source of inspiration for local and international designers.

 

The fashion team working under Abdulaziz includes Fashion Director, Daniela Agnelli and Features Director, Caterina Minthe.  Agnelli has held senior roles with London’s Telegraph magazine for 15 years.  Minthe was Managing Editor of Style.com/Arabia, the fashion website operated by Nervora, which will be replaced by the Vogue Arabia website and rebranded.

 

Vogue Arabia will be based in Dubai, where Nervora has its media headquarters, and will target the wider Middle East region.

Vogue Arabia, The 22nd Edition to Launch

A Pop-Up Vogue Café Opens At Westfield, London In Celebration of the Magazine's Centenary Year

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A pop-up Vogue Café opened its doors in the heart of The Village, Westfield London on June 27th, in celebration of British Vogue’s landmark 100th birthday. To toast the occasion, the café is serving a specially created Vogue 100 champagne cocktail and a Vogue 100 punch, as well as a traditional English afternoon tea. The venue also showcases a selection of British Vogue covers from the last century.

 

The pop-up, which is open for a duration of 3 months until September 25th, is the first of its kind in London and the first venture with involvement from Condé Nast International Restaurants in Western Europe.

A Pop-Up Vogue Café Opens At Westfield, London In Celebration of the Magazine's Centenary Year

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2016

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The British Fashion Council announced Sophia Webster as the winner of the 2016 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund at a cocktail reception hosted at Bulgari Hotel, London and partnered with Perrier-Jouët. The Fund was established in 2008 and provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a twelve month period; as well as a £200,000 grant to provide necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage in their business.

 

 

Alexandra Shulman OBE, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, commented: Sophia Webster is a great winner for this year's award. The brand encapsulates all the originality and creativity that British fashion is known for while Sophia and her team have pursued a clear vision with drive and professionalism.

 

 

Emilia Wickstead, Mother of Pearl, Osman, Prism and Sophia Webster were shortlisted for the 2016 prize and were invited to The Shard to present their collections and five year business plans to the Fund judging committee. The Fund judging committee is made up of representatives from businesses who support the Fund and industry experts.

 

 

Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council, commented: “Congratulations to Sophia Webster who has deservingly received this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The judging committee was impressed by her brilliant talent and thorough business acumen; seeing great potential for developing her label into an internationally acclaimed British brand. Sophia has an amazing ability to turn accessories into masterpieces and we are thrilled to support her at an exciting time of growth.”

 

 

The Fund, now in its seventh year is a legacy project from the BFC’s 25th anniversary celebrations. For the second consecutive year the BFC has created an exclusive online video series, Designer Fashion Fund, which follows the application process, interviews with the judging panel and celebrates the previous winners of the Fund: Mary Katrantzou (2015), Peter Pilotto (2014) Nicholas Kirkwood (2013), Jonathan Saunders (2012), Christopher Kane (2011) and Erdem (2010). 

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2016

Glamour Turkey hits newsstands

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Glamour Turkey, the eighteenth edition of the magazine, will debut on newsstands today, and the website is now live (Glamour.com.tr). It is the first new market for the media brand since Glamour Iceland launched in April 2015.

 

Özge Sarıkadılar is Editor in Chief of the Turkish edition, previously Publishing Coordinator of Vogue Turkey. Sarıkadılar commented “Glamour Turkey takes on the role of a life coach when it comes to topics such as style, beauty, relationships and career. Our biggest aim is to make our readers happy.”

 

Glamour Turkey is published under a licence agreement with Dogus Media Group, which also publishes the Turkish editions of Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveller. Glamour currently has a monthly global readership of over 22.3m and 20.8m monthly unique users to its websites. 

Glamour Turkey hits newsstands