Following Monday's announcement that Style.com will be transitioning into an e-commerce destination come fall, we've learned that several of the site's editorial staffers have been let go.
Monday was Style.com Deputy Editor Noah Johnson's last day at the company. Rachael Wang, Style.com's much-photographed fashion market director, has also already departed.
We have been unable to confirm how many staffers were laid off; WWD reported Monday that the number was "about five," but more than one source told us the figure was higher. A spokesperson for Condé Nast declined to comment.
The news is disappointing on many levels, not least because Style.com's editorial — from its runway reviews to its long-form features and, increasingly, its news reporting — had been a vital part of fashion industry coverage. As readers, we will miss it. The runway photos and reviews Style.com is best known for will continue on in some capacity at voguerunway.com, though with a much reduced staff, it appears.
We'll update this story as we learn more.