Editors we eye

FAUX REAL - Karen Bolilia (The Philippine Star) - September 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Fashion month has rolled around, and so will the round-the-clock coverage on Instagram of every show, model and attendee that will be present for the bi annual festivities. It’s a time when spectators are also objects of spectacle (or wannabe objects of spectacle); when, thanks to the rise of street style, editors are stars themselves. And on that note: YStyle presents a list of editors you should watch out for — some operating on a low-key level, some already high-profile. Some successfully champion the digital age, while some preserve the integrity of print (some both). All equipped with distinct points of view, they embody what it means to coexist in the rapidly changing, continuously challenging world of publishing.

Susanna Lau, Style Bubble

While many think Susie made the crossover from blogging to journalist, it’s actually the other way around. She was previously the commissioning editor of Dazed Digital before she left her post to pursue blogging full-time. Authoritative and well-versed in fashion speak, she has an ongoing presence in publications like Elle, Vogue and Business of Fashion.

Stella Bugbee, editorial director, The Cut

Managing NY mag’s digital fashion arm is Stella Bugbee, as vibrant a presence on the website as she is on Twitter (her award ceremony commentaries are golden). Tackling subjects ranging from politics to Gwyneth, The Cut’s girl boss is successfully streamlining informative and opinionated content alongside fashion.

Alexandra Gordienko, editor in chief, Marfa Journal

With a former post as Purple magazine editorial assistant under Olivier Zahm and a short stint as a consultant for Kanye West, Alexandra Gordienko pursued her project while still in Central Saint Martins and has continued to publish Marfa Journal, a publication inspired by the Texas town. Fashion, culture, and good-spirited humor are the trademarks of the biannual, where HOHOLs with model pals — hiking, road tripping — end up as intimate shoots, and where drawing classes count as editorials. Business and pleasure, as their Instagram account would have it.

Alice Goddard, co-founder, Hot and Cool magazine

This Marques Almeida model, muse and stylist founded Hot and Cool with her beau/photographer Theo Sion. Her aesthetic is pure, almost naive, and it’s her distinct knack for portraying innocence and youth that’s reminiscent of early Self-Service and ‘90s Vogue Italia that has brought her to the forefront of young creatives to watch out for, and has already caught the attention of high street brand Topshop and The Gentlewoman.

Stevie Dance, fashion director, POP magazine

The New York-based Aussie was part of the pioneering teams of two formative Down Under publications, RUSSH and Oyster. As the current fashion director of POP, she’s lent her laid-back, easy and natural inclinations to covers and editorials, as well as being a regular contributor for Vogue and Style.com.

Tavi Gevinson, Rookie mag

All-around renaissance barely-woman Tavi Gevinson continues to make us feel inadequate about our personal achievements, as something of a style icon, an off-Broadway actress and Rookie mag EiC. Keep making us proud and keep doing you, Tavi.

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