T magazine, the fashion and pop culture supplement of The New York Times, has just named Alexander Fury its chief fashion correspondent. This is to be effected immediately.

In January, he was appointed men’s fashion critic for American Vogue.com, a role he has since foregone due to his new appointment. He was also the editor of the Condé Nast-owned Love magazine. In June, he stepped down from his position as fashion editor of the Independent and I newspapers. He’s also acted as a consultant to some brands such as Mary Katrantzou, and held a role as fashion director for photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio from 2008 to 2012.

Mary Katrantzou with Alexander Fury

Fury’s writing style is identified by his deep encyclopedic knowledge of fashion history infused with a little bit of opinionated wit. According to the executive editor of T, Whitney Vargas, “Alex knows the players better than everybody else, he has these incredible relationships with designers and with houses, and at the same time, he is able to contextualize fashion for people”.

Fury, who has acknowledged that he isn’t a critic, said “Actually, I think fashion criticism can be wider and much more analytical. It’s picking something apart and explaining what works and what doesn’t… I’m not a ‘critic’ but I will be critiquing, analysing and investigating things”.

Author: Kayito Nwokedi