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The World of Interiors appoints Hamish Bowles as new editor


Hamish Bowles.

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On Friday, Condé Nast announced that Vogue Global editor Hamish Bowles will take over as editor of the World of Interiors. He will succeed Rupert Thomas, whose tenure spans 22 years as director of the interior and decorative art-focused publication founded by Min Hogg in 1981.

Word of the appointment, which marks the title’s third editor, quickly spread to Instagram. In a confirmation message, Bowles expressed his enthusiasm and shared his strategic vision for the future of the publication. “It is with immense excitement that I announce a new chapter in my 30-year career with Condé Nast as I prepare to lead this exquisite title,” writes Bowles. “In my new role, I look forward to continuing their wonderful print legacy and working with the team to bring the magazine’s unique inspirational world to new online, video and digital platforms.

Bowles’ task is familiar to most well-established media brands these days – safeguarding the legacy of the print publication while expanding its footprint into digital content and video. It’s a balance that Bowles has been fine-tuning in recent years at American Vogue. In addition to presiding over the house and garden features of this publication, he moderated the Trending: the 90s and Trending: the 2000s podcasts, while telling by Vogue All you need to know YouTube series.

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Since studying fashion and journalism at Saint Martin’s School of Art and starting his career at London’s Harpists and Queen magazine, Bowles has produced a significant volume of fashion and interior design writing. In addition to the articles, he is the author of the books Balenciaga: Spanish master (2010); Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People (2007); and Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years (2001), among others.

In a statement shared by parent company Condé Nast (which also publishes Architectural summary), Anna Wintour praised Bowles as he enters a new phase of his career. “I’m so thrilled with this new role for Hamish, who has an uncanny ability to appear everywhere at once and accomplish whatever you ask of him along the way, with style, intelligence and wit,” she said. declared. “Hamish is also, of course, a design expert and fashion historian, and I can’t imagine a better person to take over. The world of interiors. “

Bowles will continue to serve as Vogueglobal editor of, a role in which he reports to Wintour. Adding your own congratulations to the chorus is Architectural digest her own editor, Amy Astley, who wrote in an article on what many feel in the industry: “We’re going to feast.”


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