Style, Sensibility, And Society At Vogue Philippines Gala and Cover Launch

The historical event for the Filipino fashion industry drew guests from all realms of business, design, pageantry, and the performing arts.

On August 29, Vogue Philippines was officially launched through a gala at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila. The event revealed the title’s maiden issue cover, which stars global Filipino-American model Chloe Magno. 

Amongst the natural beauty of the lagoons of Bucas Grande, Surigao del Norte, Magno wears an abaca and nylon piece designed by Rajo Laurel. It was shot by British-born, half-Filipino, half-Egyptian photographer Sharif Hamza. 

Chloe Magno for Vogue Philippines
The Vogue Philippines maiden issue cover

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The historical moment for the Filipino fashion industry and its talent drew guests from all realms of business, design, pageantry, and the performing arts. “Through the content in Vogue Philippines and its platforms, we hope to showcase the Philippine fashion identity by connecting us to the global community,” says editor-in-chief Bea Valdes. 

Suki Salvador, Rhoda Campos Aldanese, Chloe Magno, and Bea Valdes
L-R: Mega Global Licensing, Inc. (MGLI) president Suki Salvador, Vogue Philippines publisher Rhoda Campos-Aldanese, Vogue September cover girl Chloe Magno, and editor-in-chief Bea Valdes

Vogue remains the most powerful platform for fashion’s emerging talents and their diverse perspectives. It has always been at the crest of new aesthetics and mindsets, and we are thrilled to join the fold,” adds Valdes.

Per Archie Carrasco, chairman, and CEO of Mega Global Licensing, Inc. (MGLI), the Vogue Philippines team is composed of talent whose purpose is to “ uplift Philippine fashion.” Other members are Trina Epilepsia Boutain as digital editor, Rhoda Campos-Aldanese as publisher, Jacs Sampayan as managing editor, and Jan Pascua as art director. 

Below, see the stylish attendees of the Vogue Philippines Gala in their fashion-forward ensembles. 

Piolo Pascual, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Small Laude, Vicky Belo, and Hayden Kho

Piolo Pascual, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Small Laude, Vicky Belo, and Hayden Kho

Randolf Palanca, Markus Grindel, and Archie Carrasco

Randolf Palanca, Markus Grindel, and Archie Carrasco

Rajo Laurel, Rhoda Campos-Aldanese, and Apples Aberin

Rajo Laurel, Rhoda Campos Aldanese, and Apples Aberin

Sofia Elizalde, Francisco “Patxi” Elizalde Jr., and Beatriz Elizalde

Sofia Elizalde, Francisco Patxi Elizalde Jr, and Beatriz Elizalde

Aivee and Z Teo

Aivee and Z Teo

Anne Curtis and Archie Carrasco

Anne Curtis and Archie Carrasco

Richmond Velayo, Chris Nick, and Suki Salvador

Richmond Velayo, Chris Nick, and Suki Salvador

Hayden Kho, Archie Carrasco, and Vicki Belo

Hayden Kho, Archie Carrasco, and Vicki Belo

Rhoda Campos-Aldanese and Sheila Romero

Rhoda Campos Aldanese and Sheila Romero

Candy Dizon

Candy Dizon

Alelee and Alexa Andanar

Alelee Andanar and Alexa Andanar

Karen Davila

Karen Davila

Enzo and Katrina Razon

Enzo Razon and Katrina Razon

Tim Yap and Kenneth Cobonpue

Tim Yap and Kenneth Cobonpue

Mandy Romero

Mandy Romero

Jessica Kienle-Maxwell and Jesse Maxwell

Jessica Kienle Maxwell and Jesse Maxwell

Vania Romoff, Pam Quinones, and Martin Bautista

Vania Romoff, Pam Quinones, and Martin Bautista

Kylie Verzosa

Kylie Verzosa

Peewee Reyes-Isidro, Amanda Fernandez, Marga Medrano-Tupaz, and Janine Recto

Peewee Reyes-Isidro, Amanda Fernandez, Marga Medrano Tupaz, and Janine Recto

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach

Images by ED SIMON and KIERAN PUNAY of STUDIO 100.

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