Igor Garanin appointed GQ Editor-in-Chief

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Igor Garanin is widely known in both fashion and the media industry

Condé Nast Russia announces the appointment of Igor Garanin as GQ Editor-in-Chief. In this role, Garanin will replace Kim Belov who decided to leave the company. Kim Belov has been Editor-in-Chief since the early 2014. Before that, he served as an editor and then deputy editor-in-chief between 2004 and 2008.

“Igor is a true dandy and a man of impeccable taste. For GQ, the most influential magazine about men’s style, he is a role model. He has made an impressive career in fashion and as a successful editor-in- chief. Igor is a person who can achieve the unity of form and matter at GQ, which is often a problem in Russia. We often have either smart or beautiful people here. A good mix of outstanding journalism and top-class personal style is rare to find,” Condé Nast Russia President Anita Gigovskaya said.

“I had my first day at GQ in January 2006. Ten years later, I am doing it again with great pleasure to take the lead in a team of professionals who create more than a magazine. They create an entire philosophy, a lifestyle. Success, openness to everything new, being one step ahead have always been and will remain the main qualities of GQ. I am certain my knowledge about fashion will add to and improve the magazine,” Igor Garanin commented.

Igor Garanin is widely known in both fashion and the media industry. In 2003-2005, he was in charge of the men’s department at Monomarka Bosco (Bosco di Ciliegi) and a chief men’s buyer at Kenzo, Hugo Boss, Corneliani and Francesco Smalto.

Garanin joined Condé Nast Russia in 2006 as an editor and later was promoted to GQ fashion director. He was involved in the launch of GQ Style as a lead editor and was appointed editor-in-chief in 2013. In 2014, Igor Garanin became editor-in-chief at Robb Report Russia and, two years later, became fashion editorial director at the men’s magazines Esquire and Robb Report Russia. On September 12, 2016, Garanin returned to the Condé Nast Russia team.

Igor Garanin was born on January 18, 1976, in Irkutsk. He graduated from the Moscow Linguistic University with a degree in translation. He fluently speaks English and Korean.

Igor Garanin will start as GQ Editor-in-Chief on December 20, 2016.