Just surfing through the WWD and they finally caught on to the news that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has acquired Vogue Australia.
The deal was announced early November, and it also includes FPC’s stable of 25 titles which includes the other Vogue titles Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Vogue Living and GQ.
A spokesman for News Ltd. said the company planned to “develop and grow” the Vogue brand in Australia, but gave no details. It should be interesting to see what they do with the fashion magazine which competes with Australian Harpers Bazaar for prime position in the fashion stakes in Australia.
First on my list of things to develop, well redevelop, would be the Vogue Australia website which doesn’t have a distinct feel or reason for people to visit it. Besides the forum of course. But as they say, it’s not very “vogue”.
Other fashion tidbits
- Victoria Beckham’s partnership with Rock & Republic may be coming to an end with rumours that she will launch her own denim-based apparel brand.
- Derek Lam is the new creative director for Italian leather goods house, Tod’s. his first collection will be unveiled at the fall shows in Milan in February 2007.
- We suspected this would happen sooner or later â€“ Sienna Miller is dabbling in to the world of fashion design. Teaming up with her designer-sister Savannah, the collection will be called Twenty8Twelve by s.miller. the 80-piece ready to wear line will launch for fall 2007.
— Covering Australian fashion because we’re an Australian blog