HORACIO’S DEPARTURE: Horacio Silva is leaving Time Inc.’s Departures just a year after joining the magazine as its fashion and style director.
Although he will remain a contributing editor there, Silva is relocating to Miami to become editor in chief of Faena. He will oversee Faena’s editorial and digital properties, and be responsible for launching a yet-to-be named quarterly print magazine. He starts his new gig on March 30.
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According to Silva, the title will be more of a “visual, cultural magazine” that will debut at the end of the year.
“It’s about visual, artistic, esoteric things that are part of the brand,” he said of the magazine, adding that he would likely fold in some fashion in the editorial coverage.
Faena is a real estate development group that focuses on design and art for its projects.
Founded by Alan Faena, who started his company in his native Argentina, the group expanded its business to Miami Beach in 2013. With his wife, Ximena Caminos, whom Silva will report to, Faena inked a deal to develop a six-block waterfront property dubbed the Faena District. Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin recently signed on to the project as interior designers of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
Silva said he plans on creating brand extensions beyond the magazine and Web site, to include a radio show, Miami travel guides, books and other content around Miami-centric events such as Art Basel and the Ultra Music Festival.
“Alan and I have known Horacio for over a decade, and have deep respect and appreciation for his creative and decisive approach to editorial,” said Caminos, who serves as chair of Faena Art and executive director of Faena Forum, a cultural venue that will be located in the district. “He is a rare breed of intellect with deep knowledge and understanding of culture, art, design and fashion.”