Less than two years after taking over as editor-in-chief of British fashion magazine Pop, Dasha Zhukova has announced she has resigned to focus on "independent digital publishing projects in the arts". She had replaced Pop co-founder Katie Grand to head the biannual magazine in February last year.
Confirming the announcement, a spokesman from the magazine said Zhukova's final issue had "twice as many advertisers and almost three times the advertisement pages than the issues Katie Grand produced." Pop editorial director Ashley Heath will take over from Zhukova.
"My time at Pop has been a transformative experience that I am extremely proud of," Zhukova said. "It has afforded me the chance to collaborate with some of the greatest creative minds in the world. I'm now excited to move on and build something from the ground up."
Zhukova is the co-founder of Kova & T clothing line and Moscow's Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture. She is also the founder of the non-profit Iris Foundation that promotes the understanding and development of contemporary culture worldwide.