He joined the company's in-house content studio, 23 Stories, as editor-in-chief in August.
For your holiday break perusal.
The low-key VIPs you should know.
And the former COO of Reformation has launched a swimwear line.
The online bible for runway coverage has some major changes in store.
Style.com's Dirk Standen explains why Kanye West drives more page views than Karl Lagerfeld. Like, a million more.
Susan Standen's line of luxury scarves started simply enough: Her husband loved to buy vintage scarves from a place called Drakes in London, but they were becoming increasingly difficult to find. So Standen decided to make him a few of his beloved scarves by hand for a Christmas gift. That might have been the end of the story -- if Standen's husband hadn't happened to be Dirk Standen, the editor in chief of Style.com.
We all know Style.com as the go-to site for runway galleries and incisive reviews. To keep readers coming back when it's not fashion month (though with resort, pre-fall, couture, etc., when is it not?) Style.com has today announced the launch of a new channel called Style Map.
After ten years out of the spotlight, following a horrific, debilitating traffic accident, ubiquitous 90s model Kiara Kabukuru is finally ready for her comeback. Her latest gig? Hosting Monday's CFDA Awards red carpet for Style.com, the only site airing the event. We caught up with Kabukuru to talk about how fashion's changed in the last decade, and why she's ready to come back to the industry now.
While we still travel to big halls and complexes with tents and sit on benches while models walk down a runway in clothes that wont be sold until six
Style.com/Print, that's Style.com's new print mag (if you haven't heard), doesn't hit newsstands--or the web--until Monday, October 31 but we've got an exclusive first look at one of the juiciest features in the new issue: An interview and photo essay spotlighting legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa. Photographer Kacper Kasprzyk shot model Saskia de Brauw in head-to-toe Azzedine Alaïa (left) for the debut issue, and the photos are accompanied by a Q & A with Alaïa (conducted by Style.com EIC Dirk Standen) as well as a profile on de Brauw.
The genius of Style.com's iPhone application is undeniable. For anyone who considers the site a resource--a sort of modern fashion library, if you will--the app has made searching for a specific look, a front row image, or a show date as easy as a flick of the thumb. That's why over 750,000 people have downloaded it over the last couple of years. The Conde Nast site's new application for the iPad, which launches today, is similar in its function--just bigger and better. "Some around the office are calling it fall's must-have accessory," editor-in-chief Dirk Standen jokes, kind of. In reality, it's got all the "core elements" of Style.com's iPhone app, but with the advantage of a much larger, clearer screen. Which means videos play a bigger role in the overall content strategy. In fact, Style.com has teamed up with Nowness on a co-produced video series. There will also be interactive shopping videos--bringing the site's market stories to life--as well as Tim Blank's classic runway videos. (Great news for those of us who were huge fans of his E! show Fashion File.) Maybe most important, though, is the fact that all Style.com runway content will be available--all the way back to 2000. And the images are big and beautiful. They're more saturated and alive than any other device--even my 27-inch iMac computer screen.