Bea Valdes Will Lead Vogue Philippines as editor-in-chief: Celebrating Craft, Empowering Communities, Moving Our Culture Forward - Trending

Pam Quiñones and Trina Epilepsia Boutain will also be part of the editorial team.

Vogue Philippines today announced the appointments of its editorial team. Leading the team is Bea Valdes, who has been appointed editor-in-chief while Pam Quiñones joins the team as fashion director.

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Further appointments include Trina Epilepsia Boutain as digital editor and Rhoda Campos-Aldanese as publisher of the title. The Filipino edition of Vogue will launch its print, digital and social media platforms in September 2022.

Bea Valdes

“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 CEO of Mega Global Licensing, Inc. (MGLI).

He adds that each has “a deep understanding and appreciation of local and international fashion and seeks to speak to every generation.”

Valdes is an internationally-renowned accessories designer and proponent of Filipino craft and responsible fashion. Her work has been featured in many leading global publications, including international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, CNN, The Financial Times, and Time among others.

She has established herself as a leading light in the local industry, not only for her instantly recognizable work that celebrates Filipino artisanship, but also for her advocacy toward a circular economy and slow fashion. In 2010, she was one of the Ten Outstanding Young Individuals (TOYM Awardee) recognized by Philippine President Aquino for her professional achievements.

Pam Quiñones

Valdes grew up in the Philippines and studied Creative Writing and Industrial Design at the University of the Philippines and Interior Design at the Inchbald School of Design in London.

“Bea Valdes is immersed in the world of fashion and equipped with a widespread knowledge of the industry’s needs and constraints,” says Carrasco. “As a creative, she can produce narratives through the lens of style; and as a leader, she is keen on spotting new and emerging talents.”

Trina Epilepsia-Boutain

Industry leader

Valdes says that the values and the resolve of our community have been tested on an unprecedented global and local salce.

“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,” she explains.

Rhoda Campos-Aldanese

Her vision for the title, Valdes shares, is to “lead the industry with purpose, leaning into our Filipino values of optimism, bayanihan and empathy through our stories, we celebrate craft and creativity, empowering our community and urging our Filipino culture forward.”

Quiñones, meanwhile, has an extensive and varied career in the industry, with a strong editorial background and experience leading several notable fashion and styling companies. She possesses a deep understanding of the local market and has been at the forefront of the local movement for sustainable fashion solutions and practices.

As digital editor, Boutain joins the title with over a decade’s worth of experience working with both print and digital platforms. She has held the roles of managing editor and beauty and features editor for Mega Magazine. Through her participation in the title’s annual New PH list, she has helped shine a spotlight on many local emerging and innovative talents.

Vogue Philippines’ publisher, Campos-Aldanese, is a valued player in the luxury industry, both in the Philippines and globally. From her vast experience at niche luxury labels and iconic global brands, she has successfully created lasting and fruitful partnerships by connecting the desired brands to the right consumers.

“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,” adds Suki Salvador, president of MGLI.

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