The cover of the debut issue, featuring Beth Ditto
Editor In ChiefSarah Burke
EditorHarriet Verney
CategoriesStyle & Fashion
PublisherCatherine Russell
First issueFebruary 2009 (2009-February)[1]
CompanyCondé Nast
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

Love (stylized in all caps) is a bi-annual British style magazine founded in 2009 by stylist and fashion journalist Katie Grand.[2] She joined the magazine's publisher Conde Nast from pioneering British fashion title Pop with a brief to launch an edgy, photographic fashion title aimed at broadening the company's audience. [3] In 2012, Lulu Kennedy, founder of the Fashion East initiative, joined Grand's team as editor-at-large[4] and Alexander Fury was named editor.[5] Suzanne Weinstock of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism described the magazine this way in 2010:[1]

Despite its glossy pages, the magazine has a raw look. Black-and-white photography dominates, and most of the color photography has a muted palette, as if the pictures have aged and faded. Some images are clearly fashion photography; others are more like inventive snapshots. Nudity is plentiful in many styles, from the grittily pornographic to the breathtakingly artistic.

The first cover in 2009 featured American singer-songwriter Beth Ditto, naked. Later covers have featured Madonna, Cher, Kate Moss, Miley Cyrus, Lea T, Justin Bieber, and even (for the tenth issue) Minnie Mouse.[6]

Grand left the magazine in September 2020.[7] She was replaced by Whembley Sewell who announced plans to move the magazine to the United States.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Weinstock, Suzanne. "Love"., The New York Review of Magazines, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (May 2010).
  2. ^ Schneier, Matthew. Independent Women: Katie Grand, Harpers Bazaar (September 5, 2011).
  3. ^ "Condé Nast's new style magazine: Love - can you feel it in your fingers?". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Love Magazine Names Lulu Kennedy Editor at Large". WWD. 23 April 2012.
  5. ^ "An Interview with Alexander Fury". Another Magazine. 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ Zarrella, Katharine. "Katie Grand Is Still in Love", Style (July 23, 2013).
  7. ^ Conti, Samantha (September 4, 2020). "Katie Grand Leaves Love Magazine, Heads to Sarabande". Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  8. ^ Drohan, Freya (25 November 2020). "Condé Nast Reveal Plans For The Future Of LOVE Magazine". Fashion Week Daily. Retrieved 12 November 2021.