New hires join British GQ editorial team

Laura Rutkowski

Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ and Editor-in-Chief of GQ Style, today announced a number of new hires to the magazine.

As the magazine prepares to enter its 30th anniversary year, it is continuing to invest in high-end, agenda-setting journalism and fashion coverage. Appointments include significant additions to the fashion and political teams.

GQ has appointed Luke Day (pictured) as Fashion Director with immediate effect.  He also retains his position as Editor of GQ Style, a role he has held since February 2015. He was previously Fashion Director of the title. 

Prior to this, Day was Fashion Editor of Arena HOMME+ and Fashion Director of Attitude magazine.  He has worked with brands including Topman, MSGM and Tommy Hilfiger.

Day commented, “I’m honoured to be extending my role within the GQ family as the newly appointed Fashion Director of GQ. I feel proud to be given this prestigious opportunity at such an exciting time for the magazine and for Condé Nast. I am looking forward to working even more closely with Dylan Jones and his world class GQ team as we continue to lead the way in men’s style.”

Teo van den Broeke has been appointed as Style and Grooming Director of British GQ. He is currently Style Director of British Esquire and Deputy Editor of Esquire’s luxury biannual The Big Black Book and the title’s annual Big Watch Book

Jones remarked: “I’m delighted that Luke will now be working across GQ, as well as continuing to edit GQ Style – his ability to speak visually to a wide audience, while also showcasing cutting edge creativity and finding the most exciting new talent, is a rare combination.

“I’m also thrilled to be welcoming Teo to the team, who will bring his considerable experience to both print and digital. GQ is the most important luxury men’s title in the country, with fashion at its heart, and all these additions to the British GQ fashion team will further reinforce the brand’s position in the market place.”

Previously van den Broeke worked for Wallpaper* and he has written for The Times, the Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Matches Fashion and Mr Porter, as well as giving regular talks and seminars about men’s style for brands ranging from Louis Vuitton to Gieves & Hawkes.  He will take up his new position from January 2, 2018.

Van den Broeke added, "GQ is the foremost men's media brand in the world and I am both excited and honoured to join the brilliant British team as Style and Grooming Director. I look forward to a long and illustrious tenure at this prestigious magazine."

Elgar Johnson has been promoted to Deputy Editor of GQ Style.  He also remains in his role as Fashion Director of the title.  With a background in modelling, Johnson began his styling career assisting the legendary Simon Foxton before joining i-D magazine, where over four years he moved up the ranks to become Senior Fashion Editor.

Johnson joined GQ Style from Man About Town, where he held the position of Fashion Director.

Sophie Clark has been promoted to Fashion Editor of GQ Style. Previously Sophie was Junior Fashion Editor on the magazine.  

Grace Gilfeather remains Fashion Editor of British GQ and Carlotta Constant, previously Acting Style and Grooming Editor, has been announced as Junior Fashion Editor.

Nick Carvell, previously Associate Style Editor of GQ, will continue writing for the magazine and website as a Contributing Fashion Editor. Tom Stubbs, renowned and distinguished Menswear Stylist and Fashion Writer, has been announced as Contributing Fashion Editor.  He and Carvell join a line-up of Contributing Fashion Editors, including Lou Stoppard.

Matt Kelly, Editor of The New European, joins as Contributing Editor. Guto Harri, former BBC Chief Political Correspondent and Communications Director for Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s administration at London City Hall, and Journalist Tanya Gold are also announced as Contributing Political Editors. 

Matthew D’Ancona remains Political Editor of the magazine, with Alastair Campbell as Chief Political Interviewer.

Anna Conrad has joined the British GQ team as News and Features Editor for GQ’s online audience has increased by 8% year on year, with the platform receiving an average of almost three million unique users per month, based on Google Analytics for the August to October 2017 period.

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