Since its conception, Vogue Singapore has been consistent in its mission to innovate. A key part of driving this is the magazine’s iconic September issue, which is undoubtedly one of the most important launches of the year.
In 2021, we launched the world’s first NFT cover themed ‘New Beginnings’ which featured a prominent silver QR code. In 2022, we worked with the talented Singaporean photographer Zantz Han as he lensed supermodel Lina Zhang for the globally themed ‘Fashion’s New World’ issue. With the implentation of shifted reality technology, readers were able to interact with Zhang simply through the swipe of a finger.
This year, we questioned how we could do things differently. Inspired by the beat of ‘Love the Girls’ by B. Ames and Icon Sinia Alaia, our ‘Feel the Heat’ issue was born as an ode to the woman of fall/winter 2023—a muse celebrating her sexuality, strength and most importantly, inner fire. With that, we initiated another Vogue Singapore-first: a limited-edition heat-reactive cover that responds to heat—33 degrees, to be exact.
Utlising thermochromic ink—which changes colour in response to temperature—the cover features yellow, orange and red pigments that come to life when exposed to heat, be it from touch, sunlight or even from your hands. This happens as the ink’s temperature bypasses the activation threshold, changing the molecular configuration of the pigments. The result? A scorching hot Hyun-ji decked in Gucci’s fall/winter 2023 trailblazing pieces.
As for the pages within? Peruse the barely-there dresses of the season with summer all-year-round clothing, explore the unabashed style of the Gyaru Girls, brave the heat with ‘Transfer Resistant’ beauty products and delve into the world of Laurence Olivier Award-winning Singaporean actress Anjana Vasan.
Experience our interactive cover
Vogue Singapore’s September issue activates at 33 degrees. To interact with it, bring it out in direct sunlight or apply pressure and heat with your palms.
Photography Philippe Jarrigeon
Styling Xander Ang
Model Shin Hyun-ji/IMG
Make-up Frankie Boyd/Streeters
Manicure Maki Sakamoto/The Wall Group
Set designer Mat Cullen/Lalaland, m
Set designer’s assistants Nick Lugo and Sasha Veryovka
Stylist’s assistants Shara Frank and Gabby Pope
Make-up assistant Mika Omura
Background models Abbey Foutus/Fusion,Kaylin Williams/Fusion, Cho Seward/Fusion, Gabi Barry/Fusion, Izabella Valdez/Fusion, Kristen Paige/Fusion, Saibatou Toure/Fusion, Oyku Bastas /APM
Photographer’s assistants Leanna Siupinys, Noah Bogusz and Andrew Espinal
Digital technician Alex Smith
Videographer Austin Nunes