Travel + Leisure has hired away fashion director Melissa Ventosa Martin from Self.

Ventosa Martin will join the Time Inc.-owned travel glossy as its fashion director on March 7.

T+L editor Nathan Lump confirmed the appointment, adding: “In the past year Travel + Leisure has been more engaged with fashion and style than at any point in its 40-plus year history.”

Lump praised Ventosa Martin’s “fresh thinking on what fashion means in a travel context” and “her skills as a stylist” and “her sophisticated taste and intelligence.”

Last spring Lump unveiled T+L’s new look in print and in digital, emphasizing the importance of style and fashion.

Showcasing the May cover, which depicted Paris “It” girls Jeanne Damas and Marieke Gruyaert posing on the Alexandre III bridge in the French capital, Lump said he plans to fold in more fashion coverage.

“Our job in print is to surprise,” he said at the time. “It’s the approach that a lot of fashion magazines take.”

Prior to Self, Ventosa Martin served as style director at Condé Nast’s Glamour for four years. Before that, she worked as a fashion market director and fashion editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Self said it is currently looking to fill Ventosa Martin’s role.

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