It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without a major media shakeup, now would it?
Just two weeks before Fashion Month begins, Style.com — the online leader of runway and party coverage in all four cities — has lost a key member of its team. Matthew Schneier, the publication’s deputy editor, will start as The New York Times Styles section’s newest reporter in February.
This is the latest hire in the Times‘ transitional period following senior reporter Eric Wilson‘s move to InStyle; the first being the naming of John Koblin, former reporter at the sports blog Deadspin, as a Styles reporter. According to a memo sent out by Styles editor Stuart Emmrich, Schneier will take on Wilson’s former role (the one we grew to know and love him for) as runway critic.
With former gigs at M and GQ to his name, Schneier sounds like a natural choice for the job. Emmrich said in his memo via Capital New York, “Matthew is an excellent reporter and an insightful critic, a combination of skills that will help us broaden and deepen our already robust fashion coverage, both in print and online.”
We can’t wait to dig into Schneier’s first season of coverage, and if you happen to be a senior-level fashion journalist in a job rut, Style.com is hiring.