Media release cum advisory: ICON Magazine marks 14th anniversary with a new and refreshed April 2019 issue

April 10, 2019




ICON, the leading Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine published by SPH Magazines, celebrates its 14th year with a revamped April 2019 issue.


The magazine now sports a fresh new look – from a new ICON masthead to a sleek, modern aesthetic, tied together with restructured editorial content.


The revamp took into consideration feedback from ICON’s high-net-worth readership as the team strives continually to improve reader experiences.


Favourite mainstays in the magazine such as “ICON Interview” were retained, featuring highly influential women corporate leaders who are at the top of their game, as well as “Next Gen to Watch”, which spotlights successful and high-achieving young personalities.


At the same time, new columns were introduced to feature even more insider stories. “My Life”, for example, reports on readers’ exclusive experiences at front row seats of fashion shows and launch events around the world.




On monthly covers, ICON continues its signature and stellar coverage of Asia’s top celebrities with exclusive one-on-one interviews and photography. Celebrities such as Lin Chi-ling, Rainie Yang and Grace Chan have graced the covers of ICON magazine.  


In the April 2019 issue, Taiwanese celebrity and actress Annie Chen headlines the cover. Also in the April edition, ICON’s special annual feature – ICON List – has the stories of top Tastemakers of 2019 who are pushing boundaries and shaping lifestyle choices. Pauline Ng, for example, uses artificial intelligence to enhance customer experiences in her company, Porcelain Origins.


ICON BALL 2019 Theme: Resplendent in Glitter

The new-look April 2019 issue will be unveiled at ICON’s annual grand and glitzy ball, one of the most anticipated events on Singapore’s social calendar. Over 300 guests comprising Singapore’s most influential, powerful and the who’s who of high society are expected to attend this high-profile and prestigious by-invitation-only event on Thursday, 11 April at Shangri-La Hotel,Singapore.


ICON Ball’s theme, “Resplendent in Glitter”, will see invited guests dress to theme, setting the stage for a stunning showcase of some of the most beautiful evening gowns ever seen this year.  


The highlight of the night will see 20 ladies crowned the much-sought-after title of ICON’s Best Dressed 2019. Three “Best Dressed Gentlemen” will also be named.


ICON Ball 2019 is supported by Aston Martin, Bvlgari, ION Orchard, Jimmy Choo, Martell and MTM Skincare.


Media Invitation

You and your photographer/videographer are invited to cover the event. Details are as follows:


ICON Ball 2019: Resplendent in Glitter
Date: 11 April 2019, Thursday
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Island Ballroom


Please confirm your attendance with Elaine Chrysta Tan ( of Corporate Communications & CSR division by 11 April 2019, Thursday.




Co. Regn No.: 196900476M


For more information, please contact:


Kelly See Marketing Manager

Luxury, Marketing

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

DID: 6319 6187

HP: 9721 1082




Elaine Chrysta Tan


Corporate Communications & CSR

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Tel: 6319 1613



About ICON

Launched in March 2005, ICON is Singapore’s first and most-established Chinese fashion and lifestyle magazine for highly affluent and successful women leaders. It brings the world of luxury to its readers, reporting on exclusive parties here and abroad, the most exquisite and coveted fashion and beauty products, and the glamorous lifestyles of the uber-high-fliers.



Compelling reads and beautiful award-winning spreads set ICON apart, with insights into high fashion, features on beauty trends, and profiles of the rich and famous. The definitive guide for the affluent and famous, ICON is the voice of Singapore’s bilingual elite. ICON was awarded the Chinese Media of the Year at 2016 MPAS Awards.


About SPH Magazines

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is Singapore’s premier magazine media company with a portfolio of more than 80 brands and products in Singapore and the region. Its diverse portfolio includes brands such as Her World, Harper’s Bazaar, The Peak, Home & Decor and HardwareZone, all of which are well-established market leaders in their respective genres.


It delivers award-winning content across print, online and mobile touch points and organises signature events all year round, reaching more than 6 million consumers monthly.


SPH Magazines prides itself on the ability to deliver high-performing 360 marketing campaigns for advertisers, by leveraging its strong brand heritage and highly engaged audiences. Its innovative advertising solutions incorporate cutting-edge technology and an unparalleled distribution network achieved through strategic partner tie-ups.


SPH Magazines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), a publicly-listed media company. It also has offices in Malaysia and Hong Kong.


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