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Vogue Germany dedicates a special issue to fashion visionary Karl Lagerfeld to accompany exhibition at Germany's national exhibition hall

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The exhibition 'Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode (Fashion Method)', which opens in April 2015 in Bonn at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, will be accompanied by a catalogue published as a special edition of German Vogue

 

Editor-in-chief Christiane Arp and her team have dedicated a 164-page special issue to the multi-talented designer, which will be published in tandem with the exhibition and provide additional insight into the work process of Karl Lagerfeld. 

 

In keeping with the exhibition theme "from paper to paper" the compendium provides exclusive access to Lagerfeld's world which has been shaped by his special love of paper. Also included are portraits of the key people who helped turn the designer's ideas in to reality. 

 

The exhibition runs from March 28 - September 13 2015.

Vogue Germany dedicates a special issue to fashion visionary Karl Lagerfeld to accompany exhibition at Germany's national exhibition hall

Architectural Digest arrives in the Middle East

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Architectural Digest (AD) Middle East debuted with the March/April 2015 issue.  The magazine is published in English under a licence agreement with Dubai-based Arab Publishing Partners (APP), under the direction of Editor in chief, Manuel Arnaut.

 

AD Middle East is the eleventh global edition of the magazine, following the USA, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Latin America, Russia, Spain, China and India with a global readership of over 6.8 million a month. The magazine is the international media leader in design and architecture, offering its readers access to some of the world’s most stunning design spaces.

 

AD is the second Condé Nast International title published in the region, following the launch of Condé Nast Traveller Middle East in 2013, also published under licence agreement with APP.

Architectural Digest arrives in the Middle East

Glamour debuts as the first international magazine franchise in Iceland

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Glamour Iceland launched with the April 2015 issue as the 17th global edition of the famous women’s magazine. Condé Nast International publishes this under a licence agreement with the Nordic island nation’s leading print, digital and broadcast media company, 365 Media Group.  The launch issue cover was shot by Silja Magg and the model is Caroline Winberg.  Online Glamour can be found at www.glamour.is.

Glamour debuts as the first international magazine franchise in Iceland

Vanity Fair Launches in Mexico

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Vanity Fair Mexico, the sixth edition of the magazine, launched in April 2015 as the result of an editorial merger with the Spanish edition, with Lourdes Garzón, Editor in Chief of Vanity Fair Spain and Mexico, overseeing a local team to produce content across all platforms. With an investment of $1 million and a print run of 90,000 copies, the new edition is accompanied by a website (www.vanityfair.com.mx), its own social networks and mobile iteration.  It is the first new market for the media brand since Vanity Fair France in 2013, further extending its reach as the arbiter of our era.

 

The launch issue of Vanity Fair Mexico examines the life of Letizia, Queen of Spain, together with an interview with multi-award winning film director Alejandro González Iñárritu whose recent work includes Birdman, and portfolios dedicated to leading lights of Mexico including Adriana Abascal, Paulina Rubio, Eugenio Lopez, Vicente Fox and Juan Antonio Pérez Simón.   

Vanity Fair Launches in Mexico

British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2015 Winner Announced

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Mary Katrantzou has won the 2015 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The London-based creative, best known for her vibrant palette and innovative digital-print techniques, beat an impressive shortlist of fellow London Fashion Week names including Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, Osman and Sophia Webster.

 

The fund - now in its sixth year - 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 the necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage of their business. Previous winners - Peter Pilotto (2014), Nicholas Kirkwood (2013), Jonathan Saunders (2012), Christopher Kane (2011) and Erdem (2010) - have seen their businesses grow in scope and reach, with several attracting business investment in the subsequent years.

British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2015 Winner Announced

The inaugural Condé Nast International Luxury Conference to debut in Florence in April 2015

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The first Condé Nast International Luxury Conference will debuts in Florence in April 2015. The inaugural seminar entitled "Hard Luxury" will be held on the 22nd and 23rd April in the renowned Palazzo Vecchio.

 

Curated and hosted by Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor, the Conference will bring together a diverse mix of world-class speakers from both the creative and business sides of the luxury industry.

 

Conference topics include the battle for the share of the luxury consumer's wallet; modern and hard-edged design; connecting with the younger luxury consumer; the role of social media in luxury; how technology is reshaping the way the luxury and fashion industry operates and sustainability.

 

Speakers include Antoine Arnault, CEO, Berluti; David Lauren, Executive Vice President of Global Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ralph Lauren Corporation; Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President, Design, Apple; Marc Newson, Designer; Marigay McKee, President of Saks Fifth Avenue; Frederic Cumenal, President; and CEO-designate of Tiffany & Co.; Michele Norsa, CEO and Group Managing Director of Salvatore Ferragamo; Franca Sozzani, Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia; Sophie Hackford, Director, Wired Consulting; Axel Dumas, CEO of Hermès; Albert Bensoussan, CEO, Luxury Watches and Jewellery, Kering; Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski; Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Founder of Delfina Delettrez; Eugenie Niarchos, Founder of Venyx; Gaia Repossi, Creative Director, Repossi; Caterina Occhio, Founder, SeeMe; Nicolas Bos, President and CEO, Van Cleef & Arpels; Tory Burch, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch; Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director, Fendi; Chanel; Karl Lagerfeld;  Iris Van Herpen, Founder of Iris Van Herpen; Alber Elbaz, Artistic Director of Lanvin; Isabelle Harvie-Watt, CEO of Havas Media Group Italy and Global CEO of Havas LuxHub.; Francesco Bottigliero, CEO of FieraDigitale & e-PITTI.com; Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, President of Chloé; Clare Waight Keller, Creative Director of Chloé; Angelica Cheung, Editorial Director, Vogue China; Reginald Brack, Senior Vice President, International Head of Retail, Watches, Christie’s; Leonardo Ferragamo, Member of the Board, Salvatore Ferragamo; Laudomia Pucci, CEO of Emilio Pucci; Jeremy Scott, Founder of Jeremy Scott; Creative Director Moschino; Anna Dello Russo, Fashion Director at Large and Creative Consultant, Vogue Japan; Jonathan Anderson, Founder of JW Anderson and Creative Director of Loewe; Eugenio Alphandery, President, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella; Ermanno Scervino, Founder, Ermanno Scervino; Roberto Cavalli, Founder of Roberto Cavalli.

The inaugural Condé Nast International Luxury Conference to debut in Florence in April 2015