American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the former head of Apple Europe Pascal Cagni have joined the board of directors at Condé Nast-owned ecommerce site Style.com.
Style.com is set to relaunch as an ecommerce site next year, allowing users to shop the UK editions of Condé Nast brands Vogue and GQ through the magazines’ print editions or websites or directly through the Style.com website. It will be rolled out globally following the UK launch, and to other Condé Nast titles and websites.
The site was originally earmarked to launch this autumn but Condé Nast confirmed it will now launch in early 2016.
Style.com president Franck Zayan said the site has already surpassed its target of 200 retail partners, which are mainly luxury fashion brands.
He said: “The interest and anticipation on the part of the brands who want to sell on Style.com is enormous.”
Wintour has been editor of American Vogue since 1988 and became artistic director of Condé Nast in the US in 2013.
Cagni was appointed as general manager and vice president of Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Apple in 2000. He left in 2012 and is currently a partner and founder of C4 Ventures, which invests in start-up companies.
“Anna and Pascal bring the highest level of experience, know-how and authority to the Style.com board,” said Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse. “They are stars in their respective fields, each with a terrific track record of accomplishment.”
Wintour said the new venture will “shape the future”, offering a richer editorial experience and giving readers a greater insight into the fashion world.
Cagni said: “Over the past years I witnessed how curated luxury, fashion, ecommerce and technology come together to surprise and delight consumers by redefining their buying experience. I am delighted to join the board of Style.com, to create a future worldwide leader at the forefront of this disruptive trend.”
Wintour and Cagni join Condé Nast US chief executive Chuck Townsend, Condé Nast US president Bob Sauerberg, Condé Nast International president Nicholas Coleridge, Jonathan Newhouse and Franck Zayan on the board.
Read Drapers’ interview with Franck Zayan here.