Margaret Zhang, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China, to Step Down

Margaret Zhang, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue China, has announced that she will be stepping down from her position as editor-in-chief.

Zhang’s current contract will expire next month, and she will be leaving Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue China.

Chinese-Australian descent and Born in Sydney, Zhang was appointed to the position of editor-in-chief of the magazine’s international edition three years ago at the young age of 27, making her the youngest person ever to hold this position.

Although she had never worked for a publishing house before this position, Zhang’s digital-native background as a known fashion influencer was seen as an important strategic move to reach the young Chinese Vogue readership. In addition to Zhang’s influence which has over 2 million followers on her Instagram, she has been a creative director, photographer, stylist, writer, model, and film director, making her multi-talented!

Zhang posted the following statement on her Instagram about her retirement.

“As we kick off a transformative Year of the Dragon, I’m excited to announce that I have decided to wrap up with Vogue and jump into the next chapter of my career.”

“I am immensely proud of the radical evolution that we have driven at Vogue China over the past three years, expanding its impact from its print beginnings to becoming a multimedia bridge for creative culture – China to the world, the world to China. We have celebrated record growth in Vogue video, award-winning audio-programming and the highest engagement events in the history of Vogue China. But more importantly, we have leveraged our platform to springboard the careers of Chinese models through our Vogue China Open Casting; Chinese designers and fashion students through our new Vogue China Fashion Fund; Chinese female filmmakers through our Vogue Film mentorship program; traditional Chinese craft communities through our social sustainability craftsmanship initiative; and Chinese photographers through our local adaptation of PhotoVogue. Never before have we seen so much Chinese creativity showcased across the global network of Vogue editions. The legacy of these achievements is a testament to the Vogue China team’s belief in excellence and innovation.”

“Beyond my final June Issue, I’m very much looking forward to working with you all in my new ventures.”




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