Telegraph fashion director Hilary Alexander announced her semi-retirement in February via Twitter, but now she’s revealed her replacement(s). Writer Lisa Armstrong, who regularly contributes to US Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue, will run the section next to Luke Leitch, who is currently deputy fashion editor of the Sunday Times.
Alexander, one of the most influential and well-respected fashion journalists working today, is turning 65 this year, and England has a very strange compulsory retirement law, which says that if you are on a pension scheme, you can’t work full time after the age of 65. She’ll still be writing a page a month for the publication for at least a year, and plans on studying archeology.
As for Alexander’s successors, they should be a good fit. We’re huge fans of Armstrong’s writing, as are many people, so she’s already got a strong following. And with Leitch focusing more on menswear, the balance seems right.