We’ve been tracking the news of Thailand getting its very own edition of Vogue for a while now, and we finally have an official look at the magazine’s debut issue. Featuring Thai model Si Tanwiboon in an ornamental headpiece made exclusively for Vogue Thailand by acclaimed milliner Philip Treacy, the publication is literally going for the gold on their first attempt.
There’s nothing particularly groundbreaking about the cover, but there doesn’t need to be. The magazine aims to stay true to Thai design and culture, and it seems to have achieved that.
Elle_gb, a forum member who hails from Thailand, posted: “I'm so happy with their first cover, they chose something that represents our culture. The headpiece is beyond words to describe; the model looks stunning.”
YoninahAliza agreed: “It's nice to see they went with a little nod to Thai culture for the first issue. And the gold tone to the cover is pretty. The cover looks really fantastic; it's a great way to start out a new edition. They still have tons of room to improve which I'm sure they'll do in the next issues, but for a first cover, I think it's quite lovely.”
“I like it! The colors make me think of a sunset at a temple in Bangkok; it feels very welcoming in a way,” navyvelvetbowtie commented.
So, Vogue Thailand definitely gets points for incorporating their culture into their first cover without being too over-the-top about it. As far as editorials go, there’s no real indication of what we can expect, but let’s hope they’re on the right track. We’ll keep you posted.