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GQ announces raft of new editorial hires

Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ and Editor in Chief of GQ Style yesterday announced a number of new hires, as the magazine prepares to enter its 30th anniversary year.

GQ announces raft of new editorial hires

Appointments include a significant number to the fashion team as well as additions to the political line up.

GQ has appointed Luke Day Fashion Director with immediate effect. Luke also retains his position of Editor of GQ Style, a role he has held since February 2015, before which he was Fashion Director of the title. Prior to this, Luke was Fashion Editor of Arena Homme+ and Fashion Director of Attitude magazine. He has also been responsible for masterminding the image for many global names and worked with brands such as Topman, MSGM and Tommy Hilfiger, says Condé Nast.

Teo van den Broeke has been appointed Style and Grooming Director. Teo is currently Style Director of British Esquire, Deputy Editor of Esquire’s luxury biannual the Big Black Book, and the title’s annual Big Watch Book. Previously Teo worked for Wallpaper* and he also 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. Teo will take up his new position from January 2, 2018.

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 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 recently 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 & Grooming Editor, is 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, menswear stylist and fashion writer, is also announced as Contributing Fashion Editor. He and Nick join a line-up of Contributing Fashion Editors including Lou Stoppard.

Dylan 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. As the most important luxury men’s title in the country, with fashion at its heart, all these additions to the British GQ fashion team will further reinforce the brand’s position in the market place.”

Luke 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 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."

Elsewhere on the magazine Matt Kelly, Editor of The New European, joins GQ.co.uk as Contributing Editor. Guto Harri, former BBC Chief Political Correspondent and Communications Director for Mayor or 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. 2017 has again seen GQ at the forefront of political journalism and these appointments reinforce its position, say the publishers.

Anna Conrad has recently joined the British GQ team as News & Features Editor for GQ.co.uk.