Lumière: The first online fashion magazine with heritage.
Originally launched in Paris in 1995, Lumière was the first dedicated internet fashion title. It was also the first to receive official recognition by the august Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, the industry's regulating body. As TIME magazine noted at the time:
"Lumière appears to enjoy the best access to fashion's most haute echelons."
Lumière was chic rather than geek. Cult boutique Colette hosted its launch party.
With its relaunch in September 2012, the new-look Lumière marks a watershed in online publishing.
Edited and Creative Directed by Stephen Todd, the founding editor 17 years ago, Lumière benefits from more than two decades' experience, an international network of opinionated contributors and a highly-refined eye on all aspects of the magazine experience. The new-look Lumière is the culmination of Todd's editorial credentials: from Dutch, to Numéro, to Jalouse to V. Lumière has pedigree!
Lumière is fashion-forward, on-trend whilst not a slave to trends, sourcing the latest style and mood from the most informed network of photographers, stylists and writers around the world.
With fashion fronted up by Pamela Golbin (Head Fashion Curator, the Louvre, Paris) and contributors such as Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni (ex-Lagerfeld), Loïc Prigent (documentary director: Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton, Signé Chanel), David Armstrong (Paris Vogue), and Jessica Craig-Martin, Lumière brings insight and insider access to the online fashion world.
In its early years, Lumière was at the frontier and front-row, gaining the trust of industry leaders such as Helmut Lang, Ann Demeulemeester, Jil Sander, and YSL founding partner, Pierre Bergé — all of whom participated in fashion online for the first time via Lumière.
Today, when fashion online is a common phenomenon, Lumière brings off-line expertise to the online experience. All content is commissioned to express our editorial vision, in tandem with a handful of strategic partners, be they in New York, Paris, London or Los Angeles and Sydney (where the magazine is now, respectively published and headquartered).
Seductive imagery (photographers include Jessica Craig-Martin, Nicholas Samartis, David Armstrong, Matt Collishaw) and pithy texts (writers include Loïc Prigent, Paris; Laurie Pike, Los Angeles; Michel Gaubert, worldwide, Caroline Roux, London; Felix Burrichter, New York; Daimon Downey, Sydney) add up to a truly unique collaboration of peers.
Lumière was founded by internet pioneer Stig Harder in 1995, the year he launched fashion.net, the world's first fashion site.
Harder is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Academy's list of luminaries includes Larry Ellison, Tina Brown, Peter Guber, Richard Branson and David Bowie).
Lumière is published and actively championed by fashion.net, "The ultimate in chic" -BBC.
Lumière: the first online fashion magazine with heritage, launching September 2012.