Condé Nast moves ‘W’ out of Fairchild Fashion Group

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New York—Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, announced Wednesday that it will move all editorial and business operations for consumer magazine W out of the Fairchild Fashion Group, which includes WWD, Footwear News, Fairchild Summits, Fairchild Books and trade shows.

“This formally establishes a structure for W consistent with our other consumer magazine titles, and allows FFG the autonomy to focus on their core business-to-business publications and related businesses,” Charles H. Townsend, president-CEO of Condé Nast, said in a statement.

As part of the restructuring, Patrick McCarthy will no longer hold the title of editorial director of W and Fairchild Fashion Group. He will continue as chairman of Fairchild Fashion Group through the end of the year.

Condé Nast said Edward Nardoza, editor in chief of WWD, will now report to Gina Sanders, president-CEO of the Fairchild Fashion Group. Thomas J. Wallace, editorial director of Condé Nast, will name an editor in chief of W.

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