Here’s to 40!
Here’s to 40!
Lately, the fashion industry has seemed like one big ever-revolving glass door–It feels like practically every day a new hire (or fire) is announced.
The latest shakeup involves Elle‘s senior fashion news editor Nick Axelrod, who is leaving the womens mag to join Emily Weiss at Into the Gloss. And, from the sounds of it, we can expect the beauty website to continue making more exciting new hires.
“ITG is growing and we are constantly experimenting, aiming to do something new,” Weiss told us. “I’ve always wanted ITG to be a resource and a destination that inspires readers with beauty stories, and to really give beauty the airtime it deserves–and maybe even turn it on its head a little bit.”
“I think Into The Gloss is one of those sites that perfectly fuses what I love about magazines and what’s so exciting about the web,” Axelrod said. “I started in print and I’ll always love print, but this just felt like the right next step for me. I wanted to do something entrepreneurial and with ITG, the possibilities of what we can do are endless.”
Oscar de la Renta has tapped Karlie Kloss and her amazingly toned legs once again for his spring 2012 ad campaign. For last season’s campaign, Karlie glammed up the street of Red Hook, Brooklyn. This time, Kloss is indoors wearing bold colors, which pop against a black-and-white striped floor.
WWD broke the news yesterday that Vogue‘s senior accessories editor Filipa Fino suddenly left the magazine after 11 years with the company. The following statement was included in the trade publication’s initial report, but has since been mysteriously removed: “Sources hinted that Fino’s departure could allegedly be tied to some inappropriate behavior on her part.”
There may be some truth to that statement. Multiple sources within Conde Nast and beyond have relayed to us that Fino acted unprofessionally in regards to the fashion closet and expenses.
No word yet on who will replace Fino. We reached out to Conde Nast for additional comment, but they declined to elaborate. Fino’s exit was only one of many recent shakeups within Conde Nast.
Coincidentally another of Conde Nast’s senior editors was just axed–W‘s senior fashion market editor Carolyn Tate Angel.
If there is such a thing as fashion heaven, it was the set of David Yurman‘s fall ad campaign last week. Imagine budding models Arizona Muse and Joan Smalls, styled by Alex White, posing in front of legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh‘s lens. In a word, epic.
On a sunny Friday morning, we were lucky enough to sneak onto the set at Fraunces Tavern in the Financial District of Manhattan with this all-star team. When we first arrived at the historic tavern, we expected to be intimidated and awestruck, but instead, we felt as if we had walked into a family get together. Both White and Lindbergh have worked with the Yurman clan, who were also on set, for many years.
But though the brand assembled all of their usual suspects, there was one something different about the campaign–New York.
Just yesterday we reported that W mainstay and styling legend Alex White had resigned from W, and early this morning, her replacement has been announced.
At around 1am EST Edward Enninful took to his brand new twitter account–it’s only two days old–to announce his new position at W magazine, “i have a new job as Fashion and Style Director for W Magazine. Thanks for all the kind words.” Enninful takes over this position from White, who held the position for the last 16 years. He got his start at i-D (he was fashion director there at 18) and for the past ten years has worked as freelance stylist for Italian and US Vogue (you might remember him from The September Issue).
We’re curious to now why White waited until now, months after W’s editorial change-up to leave, and for how long Enninful knew he had the job.
We just got a tip from a very reliable source that W‘s revered fashion director Alex White resigned this afternoon. According to the source, White has left to focus on freelance projects.
If it’s true it’s shocking news, and a shame. White has been at W since 1994 and stuck around through all the recent changes at the high fashion glossy–namely the installment of Stefano Tonchi as EIC and she just launched the delightful blog Alex White Edits (though it hasn’t been updated since March 23).
We’ve reached out to W for confirmation and will update with any news. If you know anything write to us at [email protected]
Inspirational super-stylist Alex White is one of the best in the business–her whimsical and eye-popping editorials are what make W a hit magazine–so when I heard she was blogging, I almost leapt out of my seat.
White’s blog, titled “Alex White Edits,” is a new feature on the W website that will showcase White’s creative process as well as snapshots and notes from her travels. So far the blog details a visit to see Tabitha Simmons’ new shoe collection, some shots of pre-fall, an extensive behind the scenes look at the Nina Ricci AW11 show that White styles, and the most alluring Polaroids and sketches from White’s “Against Nature” editorial that ran in W‘s March 2011 issue.
The behind the scenes work of a stylist is usually unseen by the majority of fashion followers, which is why White’s blog is such a great addition to online fashion culture. But read with caution–it’s just the thing to make you want quit your day job and start working 24/7 for a stylist.
Click through to see who made our list–and why.
How do you measure influence?
Is it through website hits? Or sales? Through ad dollars? Or the number of mass retailers who’ve knocked off your work?
The answer is all of the above and none of the above. Influence is an intangible thing that just happens when you know your craft and you work hard at it.
To determine who belongs in the Fashionista 50–our list of the most influential people working in New York fashion–we used our own knowledge of the industry, combined with advice from industry sources. We also considered each candidate’s consumer reach–through sales, media, etc.
To be considered, candidates had to live and work in New York for most of the year.
What’s Fashionista’s definition of influential? It describes people who are shaping the direction of the New York fashion industry, both aesthetically and in terms of how the business works.
You’ll find the entire Fashionista 50 list after the jump. Click on the person’s name to read a full bio. And if you really want to click through the whole slideshow, you can do so here.
Last night, WWD confirmed that both Dennis Freedman, the magazine’s Creative Director, and Camilla Nickerson will leave W in the wake of Stefano Tonchi’s appointment to Editor-in-Chief. Nickerson will go to Vogue, where she worked pre-W up until 2005, and we’re still waiting for word of Alex White’s fate. Under Freedman’s guidance, Nickerson and White Read more →