For the first time Vogue editors from all its magazines across the world joined forces for Fashion’s Night Out Japan. Led by American Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, who conceived of Fashion’s Night Out in the midst of the 2009 economic crisis, the editors represent the 18 countries where Vogue is published. They include the host editor, Mitsuko Watanabe, Editor of Japanese Vogue; Franca Sozzani, Editor of Italian Vogue; Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue; Emmanuelle Alt, Editor of French Vogue; Angelica Cheung, Editor of Vogue China; Christiane Arp, Editor of German Vogue; Yolanda Sacristan, Editor of Spanish Vogue; Viktoria Davydova, Editor of Vogue Russia; Kirstie Clements, Editor of Australian Vogue; Eva Hughes, Editor of Mexican and Latin American Vogue; Paula Mateus, Editor of Portuguese Vogue; Myung Hee Lee, Editor of Vogue Korea; Seda Domanic, Editor of Vogue Turkey; Rosalie Huang, Editor at Large of Vogue Taiwan: Anaita Adajania, Acting Editor of Indian Vogue, and Anna Harvey, Vice President and Editorial Director of Conde Nast New Markets, who will represent Vogue Brazil and Greek Vogue.
Fashion’s Night Out invites people to a nocturnal festival of shopping in a street fair atmosphere and has been credited with raising spirits and retail sales as thousands flock to the hundreds of stores open late. This year, Fashion’s Night Out is taking place in all 18 markets where Vogue is published. Record crowds have thronged cities throughout the world like New York, London, Paris, Milan, Beijing, Madrid, Berlin and Moscow. In Tokyo, the event will take place Saturday November 5 in the shopping meccas of Otomodosondo, Aoyama and Harajuku. Top designers and fashion industry executives are expected to come as well.
Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman of Condé Nast International, said, “The presence of all the Vogue editors in Tokyo underscores Condé Nast’s deep commitment to this market. Japan is a key market for the fashion industry, and we will give it the maximum support possible as the country recovers.” Anna Wintour commented, “Japan is a major player in the global fashion community, both as supports and wonderful contributors to it. The country’s educated consumers and its designers — from supremely inventive established names such as Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watanabe, to exciting new labels such as Sacai – invigorate our world. We are thrilled to support and celebrate Japan’s far-reaching influence and creativity with a very special Fashion’s Night Out in Tokyo.”
Courtesy Photo by Frederic Aranda for Vogue
Photo description: Yolanda Sacrist‡n Ð Spain (seated), Kirstie Clements Ð Australia (middle), Anaita Adajania – India (back), Christiane Arp Ð Germany (seated), Angelica Cheung Ð China (standing), Franca Sozzani Ð Italy (seated), Mitsuko Watanabe – Japan (standing), Anna Wintour Ð America (seated), Emmanuelle Alt – France (reclining), Alexandra Shulman – Britain (seated), Victoria Davydova Ð Russia (standing), Anna Harvey Ð representing Brazil and Greece (seated), Seda Domanic – Turkey (seated), Myung Hee Lee – Korea (seated), Rosalie Huang -Taiwan (standing), Eva Hughes Ð Mexico and Latin America (standing), Paula Mateus – Portugal (seated)