Jillian Davison has been appointed creative director for GQ and Vogue.
In the new role, which she starts immediately, Davison will be responsible for the visual direction of Vogue Australia and GQ Australia. She will work closely with Vogue Australia’s fashion director, Christine Centenera, who continues to be based in New York; and GQ Australia editor, Mike Christensen, on the new visual direction of the brand as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Davison returns to Vogue Australia from New York, where she was fashion director of American Glamour for more than four years having been asked by Conde Nast’s artistic director Anna Wintour to oversee all fashion editorial for the title.
News Prestige Network’s editorial director of Vogue Australia and GQ Australia Edwina McCann said: “With her creative vision, international experience and fashion knowledge, Jillian is highly respected in the industry. I’m delighted that she is returning to the Vogue Australia family and also taking on the remit of GQ Australia. Her appointment allows us to do even more Australian storytelling and we feel very lucky to have her expertise and creativity back in the country.”
Davison said: “I’m thrilled to explore this next creative chapter with Edwina and the Vogue and GQ teams. There are major shifts in the fashion industry globally and to return home to explore all the new possibilities for these premium titles is very close to my heart.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to shape a new visual language for fashion imagery in Australia that celebrates our unique point of view and lifestyle – to create and oversee original content for Vogue, and to explore the dynamic new menswear landscape with GQ.”
Davison was previously the creative director of Vogue Australia before taking up the role with Glamour. Prior to that, she was the fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar Australia and fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar in the United States. She has also been a contributing editor at Teen Vogue, Vogue China, Vogue Germany, and Vogue Japan.