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Two weeks ago, famed street style photography Tommy Ton signed off from Style.com, and Style.com EIC Dirk Standen decamped in May for a job at W as digital creative director. And now we know where contributing editor at large Tim Blanks is headed as Style.com transitions to Condé Nast's e-commerce venture. The New York Times just announced that Style.com editor-at-large Tim Blanks will join Business of Fashion as editor at large this month, where he will review men’s and women’s wear, star in videos, and contribute to BoF between show seasons.
"With Style.com coming to the end, it did feel very much like a chapter ending. It seemed like an appropriate moment to open another chapter," Blanks told the Times. He's been with Style.com as editor-at-large since 2006 and served as the host of the show Fashion File from 1989 to 2006.
BoF founder Imran Amed said of Blanks: "What I really appreciate about Tim is how he places fashion in this cultural context. He somehow connects it to music and art and film and the wider cultural landscape. He’s not shy to say what he really thinks. In a fashion media landscape where opinion has become increasingly watered down, I think voices like Tim’s have become more and more important."
Business of Fashion is amping up its editorial content with additional new hires. The industry website is hiring Lauren Sherman as its New York editor and Queennie Yang as its first full-time China-based editor. In London, Andrew Barker will join BoF as executive editor.