De la Torriente joined the Spanish edition of the fashion magazine in 2017 from Harper’s Bazaar Spain, and is leaving to pursue other projects, she told BoF. Deputy editor and digital director Inés Lorenzo Sarría will take over the title for now. It’s unclear as to whether the company would appoint a new editor in chief.
Condé Nast executives have been restructuring the company since the American publisher merged with its international arm, Condé Nast International, in 2019 under the leadership of New York-based global chief executive Roger Lynch. The aim has been to cut costs and increase efficiency at the company by integrating and consolidating divisions, from editorial to technology.
De la Torriente isn’t the only Vogue editor to step down recently. Less than a month ago, long-time Vogue China editor Angelica Cheung announced her exit after 16 years at the title. Anna Wintour, the editor of American Vogue and global content advisor for Condé Nast, is leading the search for her successor with newly appointed Condé Nast China managing director Li Li.
Last week, the publisher appointed a single managing director for all of Europe, promoting Vogue Spain’s president and chief executive Natalia Gamero del Castillo to that position. Further changes are expected as she sets a strategy for the region and as the company at large continues to reorganise its operations amid a fast-changing media landscape that has put pressure on its business model.