Derick Chetty, formerly style writer and columnist with the Toronto Star and Flare magazine, has joined Zoomer magazine as its fashion director. He will also fill the same role in EverythingZoomer.com, the new digital platform set to launch later this month. A release from the company says
"In this newly created position, Chetty will work closely with [ editor-in-chief Suzanne] Boyd, developing fashion direction for both properties as well as producing multi-media content on a range of topics from style and design to luxury and lifestyle to accessible fashion for real people. " 'Staying current and looking good are essential aspects of positive aging and, with Derick on board, Zoomer becomes the go-to guide for fabulous style at any age,' said Boyd. 'I’m thrilled to be working with Derick again,' she added." (Chetty worked with Boyd when she was editor of Flare.)
Chetty has covered fashion for the Star since 2007 and reported from collections in New York, Milan and Paris as well as Toronto. He has interviewed a number of designers from Alexander Wang to DSquared to Donna Karan and celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Rob Lowe and Ryan Gosling.
" 'I'm looking forward to working with this vibrant demographic and showcasing their stylish lifestyle,' said Chetty. 'Also, it's exciting to return to my first love – the world of magazines.' "