Godfrey Deeny named Fashion Network's International Editor-in-Chief
FashionNetwork.com, the leading source of information for fashion professionals, has named Godfrey Deeny International Editor-in-Chief. He will join the company on March 1.
Deeny moves to Fashion Network from his most recent role as Fashion Editor at Large of Le Figaro, and has previously served as the Dow Jones Bureau Chief in Milan, Bureau Chief of Women’s Wear Daily in Paris and European Editor of W Magazine. He has also been Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Hommes and Vogue Hommes International as well as Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Wire Daily (FWD) and men’s fashion critic of The Financial Times.
An active member of the fashion community, the Irish-born editor, who has been resident in Paris for the past 25 years, is a jury member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award, the LVMH Prize and Who’s On Next, Vogue Italia’s talent award. He is also a lecturer and has spoken at the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM), the Festival de Hyères, Moscow State University and the Paris Fashion Institute.
"I am delighted to announce the appointment of Godfrey Deeny at FashionNetwork.com," commented Jean-Philippe Boudy, CEO and founder of the company. "He is a uniquely-skilled editor and a world-renowned fashion critic. He is thus a natural fit for FashionNetwork.com in a world where the internet continues to mold our ever-changing industry.”
His responsibilities will include directing Fashion Network’s international editorial team of over 40 journalists, as well as ensuring coverage of shows during the major fashion seasons and overseeing content. He will work alongside Editor-in-Chief France, Jean-Paul Leroy.
“I am delighted to be joining FashionNetwork.com and taking this media platform to a new level. It will be a honor to guide this path-breaking, Paris-based company with its unique international outlook and impact,” said Deeny.
Fashion Network is among the fastest-growing media groups in fashion and its daily newsletters, covering breaking news, videos, trade shows and runway in 10 different languages, are read by more than 750,000 industry professionals globally, positioning it as the foremost source of professional industry information. The site receives over 1.1m unique visitors each month, making for a 13.3m page views.
Founded in 2003 as FashionMag.com, FashionNetwork.com publishes over 300 news stories each day across its global editions, on subjects ranging from business strategy to key nominations, in addition to brand campaigns, store openings and trade shows. Its photo and video sections offer unique access to catwalk shows and street style media.
The Fashion Network group also includes FashionJobs.com, the world's leading job site for fashion, retail and luxury employment, with 20,000 job offers uploaded to the site each month.
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