A drastic change has shaken up the world that is W Magazine and Condé Nast. Patrick McCarthy, the man who worked his way up from reporter to one of the most established editors of our time, has recently announced his resignation. McCarthy was the chairman of Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group and the editor of W magazine. His departure come as a huge shock, as McCarthy spent 30 years at Fairchild.
The reasons behind this news are unknown as of yet, McCarthy has refused to comment to the media and Condé Nast has not yet released a statement. It’s all still a big mystery!
Perhaps W Magazine will start going in a new direction, or maybe they will attempt to find a McCarthy replica? Doubtful. W magazine has only been with Fairchild for a few short months and the sudden change will now bring them back to the offices of Condé Nast, the first change of potentially many with the resignation of McCarthy.
The magazine remains without editor-in-chief until Thomas J. Wallace, editorial director names a new one. Until then we are left wondering what sparked this unexpected change and what lies in the future of this established editor.
– Talia Ricci