Furst Media reveals new editorial team for Fashion Journal

Following the departure of editor Leah White after more than a decade at the helm, Melbourne-based fashion and lifestyle publication Fashion Journal has appointed a new senior editorial team.

Giulia Brugliera has taken up the role of managing editor and Sasha Gattermayr will be digital editor for the title.

Brugliera joined Fashion Journal, Australia’s largest circulating free fashion publication, in 2013. In late 2017 she took a sabbatical to finish her studies, during which time she was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

She rejoins the team now, keen to lead the publication forward into its next phase.

“I am proud to be rejoining a publication that has long championed emerging talent and supported raw creativity. I am excited to renew this focus, while taking Fashion Journal into a bolder, braver direction,” said Brugliera.

“Since its first issue in 1991, it has been a free magazine, accessible to all and with a brand position like none other in the Australian market.

“Together with Sasha, I am looking forward to elevating the publication to meet its growing potential, reaching over 900,000 print, digital and social readers every month. This audience of intelligent, discerning and hungry young readers brings with it the invaluable opportunity to change the conversation Australian fashion media is having with young people, for the better.”

Gattermayr joins from previously working with Broadsheet Media and Avenue Bookstore. Both team members will commence their roles immediately.

Rob Furst, founder and publisher of Furst Media, was full of praise for the magazine and its appointees.

“Fashion Journal is unique in Australian media – independent with a street fashion heritage going back 28 years. We’ve always supported emerging design across all forms of apparel and lifestyle,” he said.

“I’m thrilled Giulia is back – in her time at Furst Media from 2013-2017 she was instrumental in pushing FJ forward, furthering our reach, penetration and voice of authority across multiple platforms.

“FJ is one of the loudest voices for fashion and youth lifestyle and a leading trendsetter nationwide – watch this space for innovation as Fashion Journal extends its vision under Giulia integrating street culture and high fashion at the cutting edge.”


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