Nylon magazine is ending publication of its print magazine, switching to a digital-only format. The October magazine will be its final issue. According to WWD, twelve staff members were laid off as a result.
“As a result of the restructure, there will be about one dozen layoffs effective immediately. We would like to thank those employees for their dedication in keeping Nylon continuously ahead of the curve,” said Marc Luzzatto, executive chairman of Nylon Media in an announcement. “As platforms emerge and change, our voice, content and brand keep getting stronger, as do our array of marketing solutions.”
With its shift to a greater focus on digital, the platform will increase its video output and also place a greater focus on its creative agency, Nylon Studios.
Founded in 1999 by Marvin Scott Jarret, Nylon Holdings was sold to fashionindie.com in 2014, a move that led to 13 staff members being laid off, including Jarret. Fashionindie is not longer operational with a final post on Facebook published on June 2016.
Kirsten Durst was shot for the Nylon’s September issue. The magazine hasn’t said who will be featured on the October issue.