Esquire, the oldest men’s fashion magazine on newsstands today, is just four months away from becoming a 21st century medium, said editor in chief David Granger.
The timing is linked to the launch of a new men’s style and e-commerce site, Clad.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. Esquire plans to provide its editorial expertise to Clad, and in some cases, the items shown on Esquire.com can be purchased via a link to Clad. But this partnership doesn’t mean Esquire will be trying to sell JCPenney merchandise. Clad has the financial backing of JCPenney, but the site will feature a range of brands that have yet to be revealed, said Will Swillie, who is president of the site.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"