Anna Wintour Appoints Australian Fashion Designer Editor-in-Chief of Vogue India
Kapoor succeeds his former boss Priya Tanna who started the Mumbai-based companyVogue India in 2007. Tanna resigned in May, following the appointment of Wintour to the global editorial post, with Vogue Japanese editor Mitsuko Watanabe also stepped down this month after 13 years in the role.
“What really excites me is the prospect of being a champion and nurturing the diverse, rich and talented wealth of emerging talent from India,” said Kapoor. “I want to show the beauty of the whole subcontinent with Sri Lanka, Nepal and the 36 million Indians who are not currently living in India and have a similar experience to mine.”
Take control Vogue In India, with an estimated 105,000 readership and 7 million social media subscribers, Kapoor joins the growing ranks of Australians infiltrating leading roles in fashion media. With Zhang, who debuted with Vogue In the September issue of China, Laura Brown, of Australian descent, was editor-in-chief of In the styleAmerican edition since 2016, while the Melburnian Adam Baidawi has stepped down as editor-in-chief of GQ Middle East in January, after two and a half years, to become deputy global editorial director of the men’s lifestyle brand.
“In Australia, we’re used to doing things faster and cheaper, not necessarily better,” Clements said. “It’s a small competitive market, so we’re nimble and nimble. Women like Megha and Margaret are plugged into the rest of the world. They are incredible creators of branded content for luxury fashion, which once looked like the future but is the present. “
Kapoor will start working in Sydney before moving to Mumbai. She reported a change in Vogue India is focusing on celebrities to update the title, but will be informed by its experiences in Australian media.
“It taught me everything I know,” she says. “It’s a place where you can do anything. You can wear so many hats. You can really achieve something great with the right vision and the right work ethic. It’s an amazing place to work in the industry if you do it for the right reasons. The good thing is that we live in a global community and the world is watching us. “
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