Over the past decade, fashion editorial has been dominated by an elite few long-serving editors. As a result of new negotiations at Hearst Magazines, the corporation that publishes Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, a number of big names – including Elle’s Loraine Candy – have recently moved on.
Now, British Vogue is set for a shake-up as renowned editor Alexandra Shulman has announced that she will step down in June. She’s been the editor of the fashion bible for 25 years out of the 100 years its been in existence. Her work with the magazine has changed the face of style in the UK, making and breaking new designers, and setting cultural trends for seasons.
“I have worked with an unparalleled collection of talent both inside and outside the magazine and have been lucky enough to see bothVogue and the British fashion industry expand and flourish,” Shulman said in an announcement on 23 January 2017.
“It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what is unquestionably a fascinating and rewarding role but last autumn I realised that I very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a future separate to Vogue.”
Nicholas Coleridge, the managing director Condé Nast Britain, made the news public. He announced earlier this month that he will be retiring from his role in August.