Here’s your sneak peek at the exclusive Vogue Philippines launch party that was all forms of fashion, fun, and festive.
And just like that, the ship has set sail on its maiden voyage. When we first broke the news that Vogue Philippines was coming all the way back in January 2022, many speculated with excitement as to how the country’s fashion bible will look like. Team Vogue PH has been working tirelessly for months on their inaugural issue, and all their hard work paid off with the launch over the weekend. Featuring model Chloe Magno on the cover, the first issue is proudly Pinoy as Vogue Philippines tells the story of the country, its fashion, and culture to the world.
And to help celebrate the launch, Vogue Philippines held an exclusive party on August 28. The party was strictly invite only, but we here at NYLON Manila aren’t fans of gatekeeping. So, we come bearing the inside scoop on what went down at one of the most fashionable parties in town.
GOINGS ON AT THE VOGUE PH PARTY
Held at XYLO At The Palace, the party saw guests from all walks of the Philippine fashion, beauty, and pop culture stratosphere descended for a night of fashion, fun, and celebration. With the theme of Rewear, guests and attendees showed up and showed out in their best reworked fits that can pass off as its own original look. Subtle wasn’t on the docket at the party as guests glammed up to serve a look fitting for a Vogue Philippines’ welcome. After getting their pictures taken at the Vogue PH wall, attendees made their way inside the venue where they were greeted by a large Vogue Philippines sign right at the center of the stage.
Attendees mingled with each other and helped themselves to the open bar to grab a drink or two or more. Meta was also on-hand with their very own photo booth filled with bright lights and balloons where guests could take their pics and film IG reels. As you can expect, the Meta booth was one of the hottest spots of the night as people made sure to strike a pose, Vogue style. No matter where you looked, a whos who of personalities mingled, chatted, caught up, drank, and made new connections. In area, you could spot celebrities like Kyline Alcantara, Mavy Legaspi, Darren Espanto, Gabbi Garcia, and Kyle Echarri. In another, social media stars like Pipay and Benedict Cua interacted with each other.
Models, influencers, sports stars, noted fashion personalities, designers, and everyone in between were all present. This being Vogue PH, some of the country’s brightest and most promising Philippine fashion stars were also on attendance like BJ Pascual, Jude Macasinag, and HaMu. It was a diverse crowd of gorgeous faces that reflected the diversity of Philippine fashion. Also present at the party were esteemed guests from Conde Nast who, for the past months. have been working closely with team Philippines for this debut.
WELCOME VOGUE PH
As the clock neared 12 AM, a short program kicked off in high energy and spirits as led by Joey Mead King. After getting the crowd hyped, the top model and host shared how exciting it is for Vogue Philippines to finally launch and for the country to have its very own fashion bible. She then introduced a few speakers to share some words such as Philippa Morgan, the Global Director of Content Management & Editorial Director, Licensing at Conde Nast who spoke via video and narrated the nearly two year journey of Vogue Philippines and welcomed them as the 28th international title of the Vogue family. Of course, Vogue Philippines’ Editor-In-Chief Bea Valdes shared some words, as well and commended her talented team for working as hard as they did.
Joey Mead King then compelled the crowd to a countdown, ushering in when Vogue Philippines’ social media accounts will go live, which led to a flurry of confetti marking the occasion. With Vogue Philippines now officially live, the DJ pumped beats well into the night as guests danced the night away in celebration. The energy was palpable, the fashion was popping, and the vibes were giving as those in XYLO helped welcome and celebrate the launch of what sure is to be a major voice for Philippine fashion.