Whembley Sewell is taking over two months after stylist Katie Grand announced her exit from the bi-annual fashion magazine she founded in 2009. Under its new management, Love will broaden its range of coverage to include issues of identity and inclusion, alongside fashion.
Them will take over Love’s creative direction as well as its social and multimedia strategy to adopt a more community-focused approach, Condé Nast said in a press release.
Them was founded by Phillip Picardi in 2017 as a multi-platform publication focused on the LGBTQIA+ community. With Sewell as editor-in-chief it has grown swiftly, expanding its audience by more than 200 percent over the past year with a community-centred approach that encourages readers to submit content for publication.
Grand, meanwhile, has announced a new editorial venture, The Perfect Magazine, which includes much of Love’s original core team, as well as fashion blogger Bryanboy.