We’re used to print magazines adopting digital platforms, but websites getting print editions? That’s pretty much of unheard of in today’s media climate. The people over at Condé Nast‘s Fairchild Fashion Group surely don’t think print is dead though, and they’re launching a print spinoff of Style.com to prove it.
While Fairchild is known for its trade publications (WWD and Footwear News among them), Style.com’s print incarnation will have more of a consumer bend. Details are hazy, but we do know it will be glossy and fashion season-focused, and that the first issue will drop after the spring shows this fall.
Based on the few facts we do know, we don’t think it will be a direct competitor to those other Condé fashion tomes Vogue and W. Instead, we envision it as a seasonal publication that will summarize New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks, complete with runway reviews, show photos, behind-the-scenes features, and trend roundups. At least, that’s what we hope. Details to come, folks!