As lead by by editor-in-chief Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, the online edition of Vogue Arabia went live at the end of October, a move that expands the Vogue empire to a part of the world known for its consumption of couture and luxury. Available in English and Arabic, the magazine addresses the style and culture of Arabic and Muslim women, and includes features like coverage of musicians like Arabian rapper Malikah (pictured above), local and international fashion, plus culture specific features like Hijab hair styling or dialogues on the Arabian fashion influence.
In an interview with the New York Times, Saudi princess Abdulaziz expanded on her views for Vogue Arabia, whose print edition will launch in spring 2017, saying, “Vogue Arabia is not just about appealing to our own region, but about providing a cross-cultural bridge, a beautiful source of inspiration you would want to pick up even if you were from another area.
“Many people don’t really know exactly what Arabia is, and there are major misunderstandings around modest dressing, too. I have a responsibility to tackle those issues, through a fashion lens, of course. I am not interested in being a political magazine. There are plenty of others who do that. But what I can lay out to readers, both near and far, is that what brings us together is far greater than what sets us apart.”