We broke the news back in April that Vogue was rumored to be adding a Thailand edition to its international arsenal, and now we can confirm that Vogue Thailand will in fact be launching both digitally and in print in 2013. Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse stated:
"Condé Nast International is pleased to begin publishing in Thailand. It has a well-established media market, and there's a strong appetite for luxury fashion and beauty among its sophisticated urban consumers. The time is now right for Vogue."
As previously rumored, former Elle Thailand editor-in-chief Kullawit Laosuksri has been appointed editor of the new publication; other editorial appointments have yet to be announced. Condé Nast Asia-Pacific president James Woolhouse said:
“Editorially, Kullawit Laosuksri has an unparalleled knowledge of the fashion and beauty market, and excellent relationships with both local and international fashion brands. The stage is set for the arrival of Vogue, the pre-eminent fashion media brand, in Thailand."
As of yet we don't know exactly when in 2013 Vogue Thailand will launch, but you can be sure that when it does we'll have the cover and a full review for you.
Image courtesy of Vogue China.