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June edition of ICON marks leading Chinese luxury magazine's 100th issue

Singapore, 13 June 2013 – The June edition of ICON (风华), its 100th issue since its inception, marks a significant milestone for the leading Chinese luxury magazine published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines).

The 100th issue of ICON promises to be an unforgettable read, packaged and designed differently with 100 specially curated highlights for readers, who comprise high-net-worth women in leading positions of business and the social elite. Look out for an impressive lineup of outstanding and sophisticated women newsmakers, the latest and best in fashion, bespoke jewellery, exquisite timepieces and living the high life.

This 100th issue celebrates high glamour, glitz and exclusivity, key traits ICON is reputed for. The cover is graced by one of Korea's top fashion models, Sung Hee Kim, wearing a lace-embroidered feathered dress designed by fashion maestro Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel's pre-fall 2013 collection. 

Other interesting and memorable highlights in this issue include:

  • A spread in which Singapore's leading fashion designers draw inspiration from what ICON magazine means to them and creatively designed stunning and unique couture pieces for their respective socialite muses, all in celebration of ICON's 100th issue.
  • An exclusive interview with Singaporean retailer and businesswoman Sunaina Gill, “one of the women to watch” in Asia, as named by Forbes Asia recently.
  • A feature spotlighting 10 ladies in Asia who are at the top of their game. This list includes top China couturier Guo Pei, sharp and stylish Hong Kong entrepreneur Jennifer Woo, Taiwan's foremost jewellery designer Anna Hu and Malaysian hotelier Ruth Yeoh.
  • Readers also get an insider's view into leading socialite, Susanna Kang's newly built and ultra plush pad, used mainly for entertaining guests.


In addition, check out extensive coverage on the exciting and much anticipated 8th anniversary ICON Ball 2013, spread out over 40 fabulous pages. The 20 best dressed guests, results of which were revealed for the first time in this June issue, were dressed to the nines in grand baroque style, the theme of ICON Ball 2013. They were selected from a panel of judges from the fashion industry as well as editorial and creative heads of ICON. 


Readers of the digital edition of ICON will also be able to access exclusive photos and videos from the Ball on iPad and other tablets.

Ms Elsie Yah, Managing Editor of ICON, said: “To celebrate ICON's 100th issue, the team aimed to push the envelope in every aspect. We always endeavour to report on the best in the world of luxury in every issue but with this special issue, we hope it will stand out and be a worthy keepsake as a collectors' edition." 

Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director of SPH Magazines, said: “ICON has blossomed over the last eight years and has steadfastly held its place as the leading Chinese luxury magazine in Singapore. We would like to thank all our readers, advertisers and business partners for supporting ICON and being part of the ICON family, and we look forward to bringing them another hundred wonderful issues of ICON.” 


The digital edition of the 100th issue of ICON is now available at S$18. Annual subscription of ICON is also available at S$216.

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ISSUED BY SPH MAGAZINES PTE LTD. 
Co. Regn No.: 196900476M 

For more information, please contact: 


Sheryl Chen

Marketing Manager 
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd 
DID: 6319 3085 
E-mail: 
csheryl@sph.com.sg 

Adrian Cheong 

Manager 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 2261 
HP: 9798 6097 
E-mail: 
cheongcy@sph.com.sg 

About ICON 

Launched in March 2005, ICON is Singapore’s first and most established Chinese lifestyle magazine for the well-heeled. ICON brings the world of luxury to its readers, with reports on the most exclusive parties here and abroad, the most coveted and exquisite fashion and beauty money can buy, as well as the glamorous lifestyles of uber high-flyers. ICON is the definitive style guide for the affluent and famous, and the voice for Singapore’s bilingual elite. Published by SPH Magazines, ICON was recently ranked second place for Chinese Magazine of the Year 2012 in a Magazine Rankings Study done by Marketing Magazine. 

ICON has also won several awards, including the MPAS Chinese Magazine of the Year (2009 and 2010), Award of Excellence in Design & Layout category in the Asian Publishing Management Awards 2007 and Gold Award for Best Magazine in Overall Design in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2008. It also has a Malaysian edition. 


ICON publishes two spin-offs, an annual watch and jewellery guide, ICON Moments, and ICON Weddings, which features exclusive reports on celebrity weddings, exotic honeymoon destinations, ideas to style the newly-weds’ love nest, haute couture gowns that go from runway to aisle, on top of unique wedding bands and exquisite gems to complement the beautiful bride. 


ICON Moments won the Silver Award for Best in Magazine Cover category in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2007 and Excellence Award in Design and Layout category in the Asian Publishing Awards 2008. Most recently, ICON Moments won a Bronze award for Watch Magazine of the Year at the MPAS Awards 2010. 

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.


In addition, websites such as 
herworldPLUS.com and HardwareZone.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formerly known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications 
Luxury-Insider.comInluxe.cn, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.


Visit 
www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.