Who’s next for the top spot at Vogue?

Following the breaking news surrounding Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz’s departure from her position as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Arabia, all questions point to who is next in line for the top spot. TMN lists out seven worthy contenders for the throne…

  1. Sofia Guellaty: Previously Editor-in-Chief of Arabia, also part of Nervora Publishing, Sofia has extensive experience in luxury fashion titles and is well known for discovering and honing creative Middle Eastern talent.
  1. Manuel Arnaut: Currently Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest Middle East, Manuel’s flair for fashion and style and association with one of Condé Nast International’s most reputed titles makes him a strong – and – likely candidate for the role.
  1. Rhea Saran: Previously Associate Editor and Features Editor of GQ India, Rhea was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveller Middle East in September 2013. Renowned fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes may know something that we don’t… Rhea featured not once, but twice on Suzy’s Instagram over the past month.
  1. Ritu Upadhyay: Middle East Correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily for over 10 years, Ritu is well-versed with the Middle East and global fashion landscape, as well as the business and retail side of the industry.
  1. Louise Nichol: Editor-in-Chief of luxury women’s glossy, Harper’s Bazaar Middle East – which runs neck-to-neck with Vogue Arabia – Louise is an obvious choice and a more than able candidate for the role.
  1. Esther Quek: Previously Fashion and Beauty Director at APP for Rake Middle East, Revolution Middle East and Condé Nast Traveller Middle East and currently Editor-in-Chief of Citizen K Arabia, Esther is a well-known personality on the national and international luxury fashion scene.
  1. Alison Tay: Currently Editor-in-Chief of Grazia Middle East, Alison is a regular on the FROW at all the major fashion weeks. With decades of experience in fashion writing, styling and presenting, she’s an obvious candidate for the role.

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia fashion partner of DIFF

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, published by ITP Publishing, has partnered with Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) as the festival’s official fashion partner to create the Bazaar Best Dressed Studio, uniting the worlds of film and fashion.

From December 10-17, the most stylish attendees at DIFF screenings, premieres and official parties will be invited into Harper Bazaar’s bespoke studio, located next to the red carpet at Madinat Jumeirah, where they will be photographed for an exclusive, dedicated pull-out section in the magazine’s January collector’s edition showcasing the most stylish looks worn on the DIFF red carpet.

“DIFF has a fantastic track record in bringing cinematic talent to Dubai,” says Louise Nichol, Editor-In-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. “And now, as the region’s leading fashion publication, Harper’s Bazaar will be harnessing the glamour and style of the event by shining an international spotlight on the red carpet.”

Taking place in partnership with Harvey Nichols – Dubai, the initiative will elevate the profile of the film festival’s glamorous attendees and red carpet style.

The content shot during the festival in the Bazaar Best Dressed Studio will feature heavily in the printed January issue of Harper’s Bazaar, with video content on the iPad edition and daily updates on social media.

Harper’s Bazaar to launch first Arabic edition

Leading fashion publication Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, part of ITP Publishing, is to launch Harper’s Bazaar: The Season – its first ever definitive guide to the fashion season in Arabic. Launching in late September this year, the oversize book will showcase the best of both international and regional A/W14 collections, from couture and ready-to-wear to accessories and beauty, and will become a coffee table essential that engages readers for the first time in the national language.

“Over the last seven years, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia has established itself as the Middle East’s leading luxury fashion title, blending regional style with international influence,” says Louise Nichol, Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. “Retaining a regional voice and ensuring that content engages directly with a Middle Eastern reader is a central pillar of the magazine. It is therefore a natural step for Harper’s Bazaar to launch this bi-annual Arabic language publication, which will enhance the existing monthly product.”

With a comprehensive overview of key trends, iconic moments, regional designers to watch and top buys, combined with the unparalleled authority of Harper’s Bazaar, this new book will reach out to affluent and high-net-worth individuals across the GCC. The Season will be the ultimate Arabic language luxury fashion publication, offering Arabic-speaking readers a reference product in their own language, with the longevity of a six-month shelf-life that enhances the monthly magazine currently available in English. With an initial print run of 10,000 copies The Season will have a targeted distribution that includes all previous attendees and winners of the Arab Woman Awards in Qatar, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia, plus main newsstands, ladies clubs, five-star salons and spas.