Speaker - Dirk Standen

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Dirk Standen is Editor in Chief of, a position he has held since September 2005, and magazine. Under Mr. Standen’s direction, has received widespread industry recognition, including Magazine Publishers of America digital awards, Webby Awards and min’s 2011 Best of the Web Awards. Since being named Editor in Chief of, Mr. Standen has overseen a major redesign of the women's fashion site along with the launch of several new initiatives, including the iPhone and iPad applications. The premiere issue of debuted on October 31, 2011.

Mr. Standen joined Condé Nast Digital in 2003 as Deputy Editor. He helped reposition and and played a leading role in the 2005 launch of, which was nominated for an ASME award for General Excellence Online that year. Prior to joining Condé Nast Digital, Mr. Standen had several years’ experience at online publications. As Editor in Chief of, he launched one of the first social networking Web sites. Before that, he was a Senior Editor at Microsoft’s

Mr. Standen has written extensively about fashion and lifestyle topics for a number of national and international publications, including GQ, Details, Tatler, Food & Wine, and The New York Observer.

He holds an M.F.A. degree in filmmaking from Columbia, a Fairchild Fashion Media site, is the definitive fashion website. Offering comprehensive runway coverage, authoritative trend reporting, the latest social, celebrity, and fashion news, and interactive forums on every aspect of the fashion world, provides visitors with a total fashion experience.

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