Bea Valdes Named Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Philippines
From fashion industry veterans to noted creative personalities, and more. Meet the new editorial team behind Vogue Philippines.
Vogue Philippines unveils its editorial team, starting off with Bea Valdes as Editor-in-Chief, Pam Quiñones as Fashion Director, Trina Epilepsia Boutain as Digital Editor, and Rhoda Campos-Aldanese as Publisher of the title. The newest global edition of Vogue is set to launch its print, digital, and social media platforms in September 2022.
“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, the 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”.
Bea Valdes: Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Philippines
An internationally-renowned accessories designer, a proponent of Filipino craft and responsible fashion, and now, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Philippines. Bea Valdes is a woman with many hats, and now, big shoes to fill.
Having grown up in the Philippines, Valdes studied Creative Writing and Industrial Design at the University of the Philippines, followed by a course in Interior Design at the Inchbald School of Design in London. In fact, in 2010, she was one of the Ten Outstanding Young Individuals (TOYM) awardees—recognized by Philippine President Aquino for her professional achievements. More recently, she was even included in the list of Tatler Asia’s Most Influential in 2021.
“Bea Valdes is immersed in the world of fashion and equipped with a widespread knowledge of the industry’s needs and constraints. 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, ” says Carrasco.
Having established herself as a leading light in the local industry, she is known for her recognizable works that celebrate Filipino artisanship, as well as her strong advocacy for a circular economy and slow fashion. What’s more, her works have been featured in many global publications, including international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, CNN, The Financial Times, and TIME among others.
“The values and the resolve of our community have been tested on an unprecedented global and local scale,” Valdes shares. “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.”
“My vision for Vogue Philippines 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,” she adds.
Meet the Editorial Team
Joining the roster of distinguished individuals is Pam Quiñones as Fashion Director. With an extensive and varied career in the industry, she possesses a strong editorial background and tons of experience in leading several notable fashion and styling companies. Likewise, she comes with a deep understanding of the local market and has been at the forefront of the local movement for sustainable fashion solutions and practices.
Trina Epilepsia Boutain also joins the Vogue Philippines team as its Digital Editor. As Managing Editor and Beauty and Features Editor for MEGA Magazine, she comes equipped with over a decade’s worth of experience in working with both print and digital platforms. And through her participation in the title’s annual New PH list, she has helped shine a spotlight on many local emerging and innovative talents.
And finally, Rhoda Campos-Aldanese, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MGLI, takes on the additional role of Vogue Philippines’ Publisher. A valued player in the luxury industry—both in the Philippines and globally—Campos-Aldanese has vast experience with niche luxury labels and iconic global brands. And with her talent and skills, she has successfully created lasting and fruitful partnerships by connecting the desired brands to the right consumers—making her a key player in the team.
“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 Vogue.ph,” adds Suki Salvador, President of MGLI.
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