Editorial Director, InStyle and StyleWatch

Ariel Foxman is editorial director of leading fashion media brands InStyle and StyleWatch. Named to the post in 2015, he is responsible for editorial content and strategy across all platforms in addition to overseeing new revenue streams. He continues to serve as editor in chief of InStyle, a role he assumed in 2008, at age 34, becoming the first man to helm the title.

The foremost fashion and beauty media brand, InStyle has the largest audience of affluent women across the entire category and a brand reach of 24 million. Foxman oversees the core magazine, 14 international editions, special issues, and all digital properties. In addition, he leads development for brand extensions including apparel, footwear, and accessories collections, hair salons, digital mobile applications, and books.

Under Foxman, InStyle has earned numerous awards. In 2015, Daily Front Row named InStyle Fashion Media Brand of the Year, and in both 2013 and 2012, Advertising Age placed InStyle on its A-List as one of the top five media brands of the year. In 2010, InStyle received Time Inc.'s Luce Award for Magazine of the Year, a first for the publication.

StyleWatch, the leading fashion media brand for millennials, is recognized as one of the most successful launches of the past decade. Among its accolades, the brand was twice included on Adweek's Hot List and honored as Magazine of the Year by Advertising Age.

Foxman began his career at Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, and then worked as an assistant at Details and The New Yorker. Subsequently, he spent four years at InStyle, where he held various editorial positions covering celebrities, films, and trends. In 2003, at age 29, he left InStyle to become the founding editor of Cargo, Condé Nast's men's shopping magazine. He rejoined Time Inc. in 2006.

Foxman has written about culture and travel for such publications as Fortune, New York, and The New York Times. He has spoken at the Columbia Journalism School as part of the Delacorte Lectures on magazine journalism and at Parsons The New School for Design. He is also a frequent lecturer at New York University's Summer Publishing Institute and School of Professional Studies.

In 2015, Foxman will be awarded the Marylou Luther Journalism Award at the 19th Annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards. In 2014, he was honored at Live Out Loud's 13th annual Trailblazers Gala and for the second year in a row was included in the "Business of Fashion 500," a directory of influential people in the global fashion industry. In 2013, Crain's named Foxman as one of the "40 Under 40," a group of rising stars "who will shape New York for the next 25 years," and The Advocate listed him as one of the "50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media." In 2011, 2012 and 2015, he was featured on Out's annual Power List. Foxman serves on the board of the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) and works frequently with GLAAD.

On television, Foxman was a permanent judge on Lifetime's Project Accessory (2011), the first spinoff of Project Runway. He has also appeared on Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project (2013) and It's a Brad, Brad World (2012). He was also the first editor to appear on CW's Gossip Girl (2008).

Foxman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English and American literature and the comparative study of religion. He currently lives in Manhattan.