Joerg Koch

Editor-in-Chief, 032c, Ssense

The Berliner has grown 032c into a progressive and globally influential ‘thinking man’s’ fashion and culture magazine, and helms the Canadian e-tailer Ssense as its editor-in-chief.

Joerg Koch

Joerg Koch is the founder and editor-in-chief of 032c, the thinking man’s fashion magazine, and the editor-in-chief of SSense. Koch’s magazine is consistently filled with fashion’s most reticent figures, including Martin Margiela, while SSense a global e-commerce platform that receives 22 million page views per month and counts the US, South Korea and China as its top markets.

032c produces features such as "Who is Steven Meisel ?" (an exclusive interview with Meisel featuring a 16-page foldout archive of all his Vogue Italia covers spanning 1988 to 2008) or "Hip, Hop, You Don’t Stop" (a detailed portrait of the legendary German publisher Gerhard Stiedl).

The magazine also champions innovative young photographers such as Danko Steiner and Daniel Sannwald.

Industrie credits Koch with “with restoring proper journalistic values to fashion publishing. There’s little doubt that since its conception in 1999, 032c has set the most significant editorial agenda since The Face.” Koch himself describes the magazine and his editorial style as “Vanity Fair on crack.”

In 2015, it was announced Koch would be helming Ssense as its editor-in-chief. The Canadian fashion e-tailer is known for its wide but discerning range of product from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Common Projects and Vetements.

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NATIONALITYGerman
LOCATIONGermany
MEMBER SINCE2013

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