Fairchild Fashion Media is becoming all the fashion in a brand new kingdom. A unit of Advance Magazine Publishers (doing business as Condé Nast), the publisher produces the bible of the fashion industry, trade magazine Women's Wear Daily (WWD), as well as WWD.com. The publication is known as the paper of record for executives in the fashion, retail, and beauty industries. Other holdings include M and Footwear News (FN). Fairchild also produces conferences through Fairchild Summits, while its Fairchild Books produces textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. The company was founded in Chicago by Louis Fairchild in 1892.
Change in Company Type
In 2010 the parent company re-shuffled some of its assets when Condé Nast website Style.com became part of Fairchild Fashion Media. The company made the switch because Style.com, a site targeted at fashion-obsessed consumers, was a better fit with the fashion-oriented WWD. The move enables the two businesses to share talent and resources.
In 2012 the company re-launched M, a quarterly magazine for men who care about fashion. M took the place of Menswear, combining the strength of its dedicated audience with the legacy and recognition of the M name, a popular men's magazine published by Fairchild in the 1980s and 1990s.
M magazine expands its editorial focus beyond fashion to take a journalistic look at what is happening in the broader modern culture.
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