UBM Fashion’s accessories magazine will go all-digital – WWD
UBM Fashion said its Accessories magazine will transition to an all-digital platform from January 2018. Its print edition will cease publication and print special issues, greetings and events exclusively.
Accessories Magazine has been publishing the latest in women’s fashion accessories for over 100 years. Its current website and newsletter, which is sent out three times a week, is due for an upgrade that “will provide a robust user experience and put more emphasis on news and events.”
And UBM Fashion will tap into its own network of trade shows for new ideas and content: its shows include Coterie, WWDMAGIC, AccessoriesTheShow, Accessorie Circuit, Project Womens, FAME, Edit, Moda, Pool, FN Platform, Children’s Club and a collection. shows for men and children. Its updated digital platform will continue to report industry news and share industry insights, the company said.
Lauren Parker will remain editor-in-chief and continue her dual role as brand director of UBM Fashion, accessories for WWDMAGIC, AccessoriesTheShow, Fame and Pool. Parker told WWD that UBM Fashion “recognizes that the way the industry consumes information has changed, and it’s become more timely for us to release news and trend information virtually as it happens. Digital allows us this freedom. I look forward to this next chapter of Accessories.
Its annual Accessories Dealer Hall of Fame, entering its eighth year, will partner with the Accessories Council to present at the ACE Awards, which will take place during the new June market and show dates in 2018. announced the company.
Tom Nastos, president of UBM Fashion, told WWD, “ACE is truly the accessories industry’s most glamorous event, and it’s been moved to June to coincide with our new June Women’s Market in New York, headlined by Coterie. We’re thrilled to bring the latest group of Props Hall of Fame inductees at our shows too!It’s about bringing the industry together.
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