Stefano Tonchi has been the editor in chief of W since March 2010. Under his direction, W has garnered numerous awards, from being named Hottest Fashion Magazine by Adweek to receiving several Webby nods and more than 20 medals from the Society of Publication Designers, to most recently winning the 2018 National Magazine Award for Photography.
Mr. Tonchi oversaw the publication of W: Stories, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most memorable fashion portfolios from the past decade, and W: The First 40 Years, a photographic celebration of the magazine’s 40th anniversary.
Prior to W, Mr. Tonchi was the creator and editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, which he introduced in 2004 after serving as style editor at the Sunday Times Magazine. In 2008, T was named Magazine of the Year by the Society of Publication Designers.
From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Tonchi was the fashion creative director for Esquire. In 2001, Esquire earned the Magazine of the Year Award from the Society of Publication Designers, as well as National Magazine Award nominations for Photography and Design.
Mr. Tonchi is the co-curator of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968, an exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, with an accompanying book. He is also the co-author of Uniform: Order and Disorder, with an exhibition at MoMA PS1, Total Living , Excess: Fashion and the Underground in the ’80s, with an exhibition at the Pitti Palace in Florence, Human Game: Winners and Losers, and Walter Albini and His Time. His latest book and exhibition is Italiana: Narrating Italian History Through Fashion, 1971-2001.