“I’ve spent a lot of time working at publications that were dominated by men—older, white men,” says Garage magazine’s new editor-in-chief, Thessaly La Force. “While I’ve never had any complaints, I will say that one of the things I love most about Garage is having Dasha’s perspective.”
She was speaking, of course, about Dasha Zhukova, who founded the art and fashion publication in 2011, and was the editor-in-chief of the biannual until Vice Media became a majority shareholder last summer. La Force stepped in to her new position in October (jumping in just a few months before the biannual publication was sent to print), with Zhukova becoming the editorial director, telling The Business of Fashion that she would still be present in magazine’s production. “I’ll be support for Thessaly and hands-on editorially, but I’ll be also be thinking about the growth of the business, development, and long-term strategy,” she told the outlet.
“It was exhilarating to step into the role. We’re not just making a magazine; we’re being really digitally ambitious in turning Garage into a vertical within the Vice network,” La Force (who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vogue) said, reflecting on her first issue and her first time at the helm of a magazine. “I had to shift from what I was doing before, which was working as a writer and an editor for a print magazine, and think really big picture.”