Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JEREMY LANGMEAD APPOINTED AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MR PORTER



LondonWednesday 8th September 2010
MR PORTER is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Langmead as Editor-in-Chief for the site. After an extensive global search Langmead has been hired to direct MR PORTER’S editorial content, style and tone.  
Currently Editor-in-Chief at Esquire UK , Langmead comes to the role with extensive experience in the fashion publishing industry, having formerly been at the helm of industry style bibles Wallpaper and Sunday Times Style. Langmead, whose illustrious career also includes an Editorship at Nova, Life & Style Editor of the Evening Standard, and contributing writer for numerous publications including The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Observer and The Independent, says:
“I look forward to working for such a visionary as Natalie Massenet and the team on a project as exciting and innovative as MR PORTER. This role combines the three elements that excite me most: digital, content and commerce. This is a unique opportunity to help define the future of the global Menswear business.”
Natalie Massenet, Founder & Chairman of the NET-A-PORTER group states: 
“Jeremy Langmead is our dream appointment as Editor-in-Chief of MR PORTER -  The first truly global on-line retailer for mens style.  To have someone with such incredible experience with editorial and to give him the opportunity to have that editorial come alive in the world of e-commerce is very exciting.  We are thrilled that in Jeremy we have one of the foremost editors leading MR PORTER’S editorial team in defining the style and direction of the site from its launch. The founding principle of NET-A-PORTER.COM was and is to create the balance between content and commerce and this will be instrumental in the MR PORTER business.   Jeremy brings with him great vision and exceptional knowledge of the menswear industry.”
Langmead joins Buying Director Toby Bateman, Buyer Katja Delaloye, Head of Sales and Marketing Mario Muttenthaler and Head of Public Relations Emma Paton. Langmead starts at MR PORTER on Monday 11thOctober.
MR PORTER are actively recruiting globally across categories and building towards an early 2011 launch. The site will offer an edited product selection of the best in men’s style, from global designer labels to niche specialist brands alongside original editorial and style advice. MR PORTER will be powered, curated, edited and served by an independent world class team who will benefit from the global infrastructure of the NET-A-PORTER group, a site with ten years of online luxury retail experience delivering to over 170 countries worldwide.

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