GQ Middle East announces launch Editor

With GQ Middle East due to launch this September, ITP Media Group has announced the appointment of Adam Baidawi to the role of Editor-in-Chief. With a wealth of experience, Adam previously worked with GQ Australia as a writer and photographer, where he profiled celebrities, athletes and politicians, and wrote feature stories from Colombia, Iraq, the United States and North Korea for the magazine. He most recently worked with the New York Times where he held the role of Australia correspondent.

Born in Abu Dhabi but raised in Australia, at the age of 28 Adam joins GQ Middle East as the youngest Editor of the global brand. In his new role, he will oversee the editorial direction of the brand across various platforms including a bi-lingual website, social media platforms and a monthly magazine.

“GQ has been an integral part of my life for nearly a decade,” says Adam. “It’s a huge honour to be chosen to launch the brand into the region where I was born. We’re looking forward to creating a magazine that’s relentlessly smart and stylish – and also something that will start and support important conversations in the region.” 

DIFF announces official fashion partner

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, part of ITP Publishing Group, has partnered with Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) as the festival’s official fashion partner. Located in Madinat Jumeirah, the ‘Bazaar Best Dressed Studio’ will invite the most stylish attendees of DIFF 2016 to be photographed for a dedicated online gallery and an exclusive supplement that will be included in the magazine’s January 2017 issue. Taking place from December 7-14, highlights of the festival and partnership will be shared across the publication’s social media platforms and will feature in an online film showcasing the week’s most stylish moments. launches

ITP Publishing has launched new digital platform, which aims to unite various Harper’s Bazaar brand identities from across the Middle Eastern region. The online space will feature Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s monthly fashion, personal style, beauty, high society and lifestyle expertise, as well as luxurious living features from Harper’s Bazaar Interiors’ and insights into the art and design industry from Harper’s Bazaar Art. The website will also include daily news stories and dedicated sub-sections for the brand’s bridal and children’s content. Launch parters for include Cartier, Tanagra and Samsung Gulf.