Next month on Nov. 5, the editors of all 18 international editions of Vogue will gather in Tokyo for an exclusive, one-off Fashion’s Night Out – first conceived by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour – in an effort to help boost “spirit and sales” there after the devastation cause by this year’s earthquake and tsunami.
The exclusive event was said by Vogue’s publisher, Condé Nast, to be “the first time the Vogue editors will join forces for a single event.” The evening will be host to a “nocturnal festival of shopping” during which designers, retailers, and the team of Vogue editors will throw a party in the Tokyo shopping districts of Omotesando, Aoyama, and Harajuku.
“Japan is a major player in the global fashion community, both as supports and wonderful contributors to it,” said Wintour. “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.”
Condé Nast said the following about who, exactly, would be present for the event: “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.”
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