>> Yesterday's surprising news came in the form of co-editorial director Fabien Baron leaving Interview and taking creative director Karl Templer with him. Today's surprising news? Also about Fabien Baron — it's rumored that he may be launching his own publication with Templer.
Brant Publications released a statement in response to their exits today, confirming that Baron "decided to resign in order to focus on [his agency Baron & Baron]" and Templer resigned "in order to focus on other projects."
Baron also commented on his move — "now it’s time to focus all my energy on my own business and the many clients that have been loyal to me over the years" — but does his "own business" include a new magazine, as the buzz among his colleagues indicates? His "many clients" — which include luxury brands that Baron directs and sometimes even photographs ads for — could, as Gawker points out, allow Baron to be "especially well positioned to land what remains of [luxury print advertising]."