(NEW YORK) Former i-D fashion editor Fiona Dallanegra will rejoin the British magazine’s masthead on April 2nd with a new title: publisher. Dallanegra will take over for founders Tricia and Terry Jones, who sold the bi-monthly chronicle to Vice Media in December. The husband and wife duo will, however, remain as shareholders and partners in the business.
“Fiona Dallanegra returning to i-D as the new publisher is a classic i-D success story. We’re delighted to welcome her back,” said the Joneses in a company press release.
Dallanegra’s first i-D stint took place between 1997 to 2001. She later decamped to Chanel, where she served as a director for the makeup studio in Paris. Most recently, she’s lived in the U.K., consulting for luxury firms like Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA since 2011.
The Vice Media Group retains a wide-ranging portfolio that consists of Vice Records, Vice magazine and Vice.com, the Virtue Worldwide creative agency, and the Vice book publishing department, but its fashion division is about to get a major boost. In September, the company will launch its first online fashion channel, which will house original content from couture coverage and chronicling of stylish underground scenes, to trend stories and designer interviews.