NEW LOVE: Love magazine has named Lulu Kennedy, founder of the Fashion East initiative that supports emerging London-based designers, editor at large. Katie Grand, editor in chief, said, “Over the many fun years and nights out that I’ve known Lulu, I’ve always been hugely impressed with her ability to discover the brightest new talents, and by her commitment to nurturing young designers as they navigate their way into the fashion industry.”

Kennedy’s first project for the title will be employing those instincts to scout people to include in the magazine’s front-of-book portrait features. Photographer Solve Sundsbo will shoot the subjects’ portraits, and Love editors Alex Fury and Isaac Lock will interview the subjects. Kennedy will continue with her existing projects alongside her new role. In addition to running the Fashion East program and its men’s equivalent, Man, in 2010 Kennedy launched a clothing line, Lulu & Co, which spotlights standout pieces by the designers that have come through the Fashion East program.

This story first appeared in the April 23, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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