Olivia Phillips has been named Editor in Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia. She joins from Grazia Middle East and assumes the role immediately. She will report to Sue Holt, Managing Director, ITP Saudi, ITP Consumer & ITP Live.
“I am honoured to take the helm of Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia at one of the most pivotal times not just for the fashion and media industries, but also for women and for the Middle East,” said Olivia Phillips.
She added, “Harper’s BAZAAR has an unparalleled heritage built on both prestige and pioneering. I intend to lead the Middle Eastern edition into a bold new direction whilst upholding those fundamental pillars, creating a home for values, agenda-setting conversations and the region’s immense talent.”
With a Masters in Fashion Journalism from London College of Fashion and 15 years of journalism experience, Olivia Phillips’ international media expertise has seen her work for global industry leaders including Net-a-Porter, Refinery29, Matches Fashion, Stylist Magazine (UK), Jimmy Choo and Grazia Middle East among others.
Headhunted from London in 2014, she has spent six years championing, supporting and engaging with the fashion landscape in the Middle East, as well as interviewing style’s biggest names. Over the years these have included everyone from Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney to Angela Missoni and Victoria Beckham.
For over a decade, Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia has been the leading luxury fashion title in the GCC, reaching an Arab and ex-pat audience via video, digital, print, social and events. The brand’s blend of local perspective with international vision combines an innate understanding of the GCC’s luxury consumer with impeccable expertise in the global luxury fashion arena.
Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia is one of 29 editions of the multimedia brand worldwide. BAZAAR is also published in the United States, Britain, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Mexico & Latin America, India, Brazil, Australia, Turkey and Thailand.