MAN UP: Changes are afoot at British GQ, where Robert Johnston has been promoted to fashion director, replacing Jo Levin who has stepped down, WWD has learned.
Johnston will take up his new position on Nov. 1 and report to Dylan Jones, the editor. Levin, whose title was creative fashion director, has left the magazine after nearly 24 years in order to pursue a freelance career.
An announcement is expected today.
Johnston joined GQ in September 2008 as associate editor and was promoted to style director in September of last year. His replacement has not yet been announced.
Grace Gilfeather has been promoted to fashion editor, while Holly Roberts has been named senior fashion assistant, both with immediate effect.
Additionally, Katie Grand, Luke Day, Luke Leitch and Lou Stoppard have become contributing fashion editors of GQ.
Grand is editor in chief of Love; Day is editor of GQ Style, and Leitch was formerly deputy fashion editor of The Telegraph. Stoppard is editor of SHOWstudio, and also a writer and broadcaster.