>> Katie Grand may be in the midst of styling Spring 2009 shows, but she's got another exciting project in the works. As rumored, she is leaving POP — which she founded in 2000 — to start up a new biannual high-end fashion magazine for Conde Nast UK.
Though the magazine is untitled and much is still to be decided, Grand promises the move is a good one: "I can't wait to get started. I feel the time is ready for a new magazine, a new arena for new ideas. This time we'll have a larger format, bigger budgets and broader horizons than ever before." The bigger budget may have been the main reason for the move — Katie has said in the past that for POP shoots, "Often the photographers are using their own money."
Nonetheless, she has plenty of experience founding a magazine — she helped launch Dazed & Confused and Another Magazine before POP. The new title hits newsstands in March, and as for the future of POP . . . no one has spoken to that.