'W' Magazine Taps Katie Grand

The über-stylist, creative director and editor is "W"'s new contributing fashion creative director.
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Katie Grand before Prada's Spring 2017 show during Milan Fashion Week. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

Katie Grand before Prada's Spring 2017 show during Milan Fashion Week. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

Fashion is just a big game of musical chairs right now, from the industry's top creative directors to the mastheads of our favorite magazines. In the case of the latter, W Magazine just acquired a pretty major talent: The Condé Nast media brand announced on Thursday that über-stylist, creative director and editor Katie Grand will join the publication as contributing fashion creative director.

According to a release, Grand won't directly replace Edward Enninful, who served as the magazine's fashion and style director before being tapped in April to head up British Vogue. Instead, she'll take on a newly created position that will entail advising on W's creative direction, conceptualizing and styling editorials while working closely with Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi on developing special issues. She'll also stay on as editor-in-chief of Love, the beloved cool-kid fashion glossy she founded in 2009.

In addition, Sara Moonves, formerly a contributing fashion editor at Vogue, has been hired as style director, while Rickie De Sole has been promoted from fashion market and accessories director to fashion director.

"I am delighted to welcome Katie and Sara to W, and to announce Rickie's well-deserved promotion," said Tonchi in a release. "These appointments will renew our mission of disruption and discovery, and reinforce W’s role as an incubator for some of the best talent across the company and in the industry at large."

You'll be able to see Grand's first W portfolio — which will focus on couture — in the publication's October issue, due out in September.

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