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Singapore, 11 April 2018 – ICON, the leading Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine published by SPH Magazines, celebrates its 13th year with an annual grand ball themed “The Future Is Here”.


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 Friday, 13 April at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.


The annual grand ICON Ball is one of the most anticipated events on Singapore’s social calendar. Every year, guests look forward with anticipation on news of ICON’s defined theme for the ball, and set about planning for the dream gown.


“The Future is Here” theme this year calls for guests to dress with futuristic flair and imagination, setting the stage for a stunning showcase of some of the most beautiful evening gowns ever seen this year - all in one venue.


ICON ball’s signature highlight will see 20 ladies crowned the much sought after title of ICON’s Best Dressed 2018. This year, “Best Dressed Gentlemen” will also be named. ION Orchard, a key business partner of ICON, will present “Stylish couples” awards to three couples during the ball. 


The ICON ball is held annually to mark each successful year since the magazine was established, and along with it, a special anniversary April edition of ICON magazine is produced.


In this April 2018 issue, ICON secured an exclusive interview with Ma Ke, the Chinese couturier behind China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan. ICON also clinched a face-to-face interview with Timothy White, American photographer to top Hollywood stars, who has photographed the world’s most famous and iconic names. See his talented photographic skills in a visual spread of 10 A-list celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell and Paris Hilton. ICON’s special April anniversary edition will be available to guests at the ball.


ICON Ball 2018 is supported by Bvlgari, ION Orchard, Jimmy Choo and Flexform.



Co. Regn No.: 196900476M


For more information, please contact:

Kelly See

Marketing Manager, Luxury, Marketing

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

DID: 6319 6187


Vanni Cheong

Assistant Manager

Corporate Communications & CSR 

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Tel: 6319 1553




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.


ICON also publishes an annual watch and jewellery guide, ICON Moments, and an annual wedding guide, ICON Weddings.



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, together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited, has raised 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 publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, CLEO, The Singapore Women's Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties, are among the highest-circulating titles and most-read in their respective lifestyle categories. 

In addition, websites such as, and have extended their reach online, engaging readers with interactive content and capturing an 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 collateral 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. 

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


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