Tim Blanks is leaving Style.com and headed to Business of Fashion, Buro 24/7 Middle East can reveal...

Months after announcing that it would be transforming Style.com into an eCommerce platform, Condé Nast continues to see its iconic editors leave. The much loved street style photographer who cut his teeth at Style.com recently said goodbye to the digital fashion title, and its former editor Dirk Standen was recently hired by W Magazine.

Imran Amed started the Business of Fashion (BoF) from his sofa in 2007 and along with its steady rise and expansion, Blanks' hire marks a big change for the growing and highly-respected industry authority. Up until now BoF has avoided running collection reviews, focussing instead on business and news features. But as Tim Blanks is one of the world's most respected fashion critics, BoF will no doubt be utilising his front-row musings and running its own runway reviews. 

Tim Blanks BOF

Tim Blanks

According to The New York Times, BoF is also going to start publishing "business basics, marketing and public relations, and fashion history," as well as ranking fashion schools. Amed's brain child also tapped Queennie Yang as editor for China, Andrew Barker as executive editor in London, and former Fashionista editor-at-large Lauren Sherman is also joining BoF as an editor in New York.

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