Emanuele Farneti Exits Vogue Italia – WWD
ARRIVEDERCI: Emanuele Farneti, who participated in the Italian edition of Vogue as editor-in-chief in January 2017, he will step down from his role.
The Milanese editor made the announcement through a post he posted on his personal Instagram account on Thursday afternoon.
“Vogue is entering a new chapter: it will go global. And because the beginning of any new chapter must coincide with the end of the last chapter, I have decided to step down as EIC of Vogue Italia when our September issue is complete,” Farneti wrote. “It is an honor to continue the tradition of innovation, breaking boundaries and creating images crafted with a unique Italian perspective established by my great predecessor, Franca.”
Farneti, successor of Franca Sozzani at the helm ItalyFashion magazine’s most influential fashion magazine, is a veteran of Condé Nast. After starting his career in the TV business, in 1999 he joined the publishing company as a member of the team that released the Italian version of the men’s title GQ. After serving at other Italian publishing houses, he returned to Condé Nast in 2014 as editor-in-chief of interior design magazine AD. In December 2015, he was appointed editor-in-chief of GQ and later Vogue Italy in 2017.
In her post, Farneti, who is also editor-in-chief of L’Uomo Vogue and AD Italia, did not reveal the next step in her career. “There will be a time to tell you about my next adventure,” he wrote. “Today is to say goodbye and thank you. I owe my sincere gratitude to those who gave me the opportunity to edit this magazine. To all my companions: I am sure that you will keep the spirit of Vogue Italia even in a different context”.
Farneti’s departure did not come as a surprise. Rumors are indeed circulating in the industry about the future of the Italian publication, especially after the recent concussions at Condé Nast across Europe.
This year, several celebrities have left or are expected to leave the publisher, including Dylan Jones, editor-in-chief of the British newspaper GQ; editor Emmanuelle Alt of Vogue Paris, and Olivier Lalanne, French edition of GQ, and Joseph Ghosn, editorial director of Vanity Fair France. At the end of 2020, German Vogue editor Christiane Arp and Vogue Spain editor Eugenia de la Torriente also left their roles, as did Condé Nast Italy chief executive Fedele Usai, who recently was tapped by Dolce & Gabbana to lead the Marketing and Communications Operations.
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