Flair goes online with the launch of Flairmagazine.it

Covering female fashion and beauty with a focus on image quality and texts in Italian and English

flairmagazine.it, the Panorama system’s upscale women’s lifestyle web site of, is online, completing the editorial offer.

Flair brings to the web all of its research, innovation and analysis of trends, with a rich online platform of news, photos and videos, created ad hoc and produced daily for the site, and enriched with content derived from the magazine’s print version.

An account of fashion, the great personalities of the fashion world and the star system, the icons and stories that every day inspire the most loved styles in the digital version of Flair, while retaining the spirit, attention to detail and editorial line of the its printed counterpart. The dominant feature is the images, which reflect with a strong visual impact the contamination of creativity, fashion, beauty, art and lifestyle. All through a linear and clean graphic design – in line with what we see on the newsstands, and perfectly accessible on your PC, mobile and tablet – which enhances the content and photographic section.

The site is divided into four sections, inspired by the editorial approach of the print version of the magazine: “Hotspot”, a catalogue of suggestions and trends that gravitate around the fashion system, a think-tank of art and culture, personalities and stories; “Fashion”, with the latest trends from the catwalks and the streets and interviews with the biggest names in fashion, enriched by fashion editorial content in pure Flair style; “Beauty”, presenting innovations in makeup and body care, new makeup trends and hairstyles as the essence of style; “Things”, a collection of iconic products that make the difference, accessories and objects that represent style and an attitude of life.

Central to the whole idea is also the international and cosmopolitan vocation that is part of the brand’s DNA: proudly Italian, the site is available in two languages, Italian and English, making it increasingly a landmark of made in Italy luxury in the world.

Along with the launch of flairmagazine.it, Flair is also joining social networks: Facebook (facebook.com/flairitalia) and Instagram (@flairitalia).

New appointments in the Panorama system

Michele Lupi takes charge of the magazine titles Icon and Flair
Emanuela Fiorentino becomes deputy editor of the weekly edited by Giorgio Mulè

New appointments have been announced today in the Panorama system: Michele Lupi will be the new editor of Icon and Flair, the fashion and lifestyle magazines that enhance the offer of the weekly Panorama, edited by Giorgio Mulè.

At the same time, Emanuela Fiorentino will take up the post of deputy editor of Panorama. Fiorentino will oversee Link, the new section dedicated to male lifestyle recently added to the newsmagazine.

Michele Lupi, 48, was born in Milan and in 1989, while still a student of architecture began working with a number of RCS titles pursuing his passion for racing cars and travel. In 1994 he was the New York correspondent for the monthlies Dove and Gulliver. From 1997 to 1999 he worked in television, first at RAI and then at MTV, where he was the author, among other things, of the programme Kitchen. In the autumn of 2003, with Carlo Antonelli, he put together the Italian edition of Rolling Stone, which he edited until July 2006, when he was appointed editor of GQ Italia, where he remained until January 2011. From March to May of that year, he was deputy editor of Vanity Fair Italia, before returning to the editor’s chair at Rolling Stone.

In Mondadori Michele Lupi will take advantage of the collaboration of Sissy Vian, creative fashion director of Flair, and Andrea Tenerani, creative fashion director of Icon, who will provide additional support to Michele Lupi in product development del.

Emanuela Fiorentino, who was born in Cesano Maderno (MB), and after taking a degree in political science from the University of Bologna began her career in journalism at il Messaggero. She later joined the editorial staff of Corriere Adriatico, where she covered the courts and justice, before joining Il Giornale, as head of the Florence office. In 2000 she moved to Panorama, where she has covered roles of increasing responsibility, becoming head of the Rome office in 2009.

The Panorama System
With a range of initiatives that range across print media and the web, Panorama is at the centre of a system that involves all channels of communication, from tables and mobile, to events around the country.

The development of Panorama is proceeding also on the web with Panorama.it, which, thanks to its ability to provide immediate and detailed news coverage, in June recorded more than 4 million unique users (Source: ShinyStat). It also has a significant presence on all the main social networks: with over 110,000 fans on Facebook, while the total number of Twitter followers has doubled since 2013 to over 100,000.

Meanwhile the great success of the “Panorama d’Italia” tour continues, in which the weekly magazine goes in search of excellence around the country: after the summer break, the live&media experience will continue stopping of in Verona (10-13 September), Verbania (24-27 September), Brescia (8-11 October), Viterbo (22-25 October), Catania (5-8 November) before concluding in Salerno (19-22 November).

20 September sees the launch of Flair a new magazine dedicated to fashion, arts and culture

20 September sees the arrival of Flair, the new magazine for fashion, arts and culture, for women who love style in all its forms, and with special attention to the creativity of the protagonists of international fashion. Flair, edited by Emanuele Farnetti, is a new upscale editorial product from Mondadori available on newsstands and on iPad with Panorama.

Flair is a new magazine, characterised by its strong contemporary vocation: anticipating trends and with a sophisticated image, able to identify new talent and bring together the cultural phenomena that revolve around the world of fashion and cosmetics.
The magazine will alternate fashion features with quality journalism, using prestigious writers and photographers. In fact, the new magazine’s contributors will include Italian and international reporters, writers and critics including Tim Blanks, Godfrey Deeny, Renata Molho, Giuseppe Scaraffia and Francesco Bonami.

The layout of the new Flair is highly consistent with the editorial concept, combining the magazine’s cultural approach with the enhancement of the visual content. On the one hand, focusing on the word, respect for the text and the writers contributing to the magazine. And, on the other hand, photos, which are highlighted and treated with the utmost respect, from the cover that features a beauty icon of the moment, able to synthesize the idea of ​​contemporary beauty and express the spirit of the times.
The cover and the fashion feature of the first issue of Flair are by the great photographer Juergen Teller – whose exhibition, ‘The Girl with the Broken Nose’. for which the magazine is one of the promoters, will run in Milan from 21 September in Milan. The protagonist of the photo shoot published exclusively by Flair is Italy’s the most important supermodel, Mariacarla Boscono, photographed in her eighth month of pregnancy.

Fashion and Beauty
The two key elements of Flair are fashion and beauty, two realities through which it is possible to intercept art, design, music, photography, literature and many other aspects of modernity. Fashion is crossover, vibrant and irreverent, it uses new languages, selects international talent and proposes a new and strong points of view.
The key element of the new Flair is beauty, which is handled with unique, high-impact images, which surprise and excite thanks to the related interviews stories and columns.

The world of Flair
There are many sections that enrich the magazine with special contributions: from the ‘Flair of the moment’ column that offers a designer gift from special guests through words, phrases, photographs; the ‘Key Word’ column that reads the contemporary world through a keyword.
And the magazine doesn’t ignore the fusion of art, fashion and style thanks to the ‘Art + Fashion’ column, while in ‘Features’ Flair readers explore in depth new places of style with interviews, stories and reportage. Finally ‘Encore’ provides a glimpse of emerging talent in music, literature and art.

The first issue of Flair has been a great success in terms of advertising, with the presence of all the major Italian and international players in fashion and beauty.
The launch of the magazine will be supported by an advertising campaign planned for national newspapers, Mondadori magazines, trade publications and points of sale and marked with an exclusive event to be held on 20 September at Palazzo Reale in Milan on the occasion of the opening of ‘The Girl with the Broken Nose’, an exhibition of work by Juergen Teller promoted by Flair, the City of Milan and Moschino.

International activities: Flair reaches Germany

From this month Flair will also be available in Germany, thanks to the licensing agreement between Mondadori and Mediengruppe Klambt, a leading publisher consumer magazine market.

First magazine to cover fashion and interiors in a single upscale title, Flair Fashion&Home is an exclusive upscale title aimed at trendsetting readers interested in style.

“We are delighted with this new initiative with Mediengruppe Klambt, the partner with whom we have already successfully published Grazia in Germany,” declared Zeno Pellizzari, Mondadori’s head of International Activities. “This operation will further strengthen the positioning of our International Network in the German-speaking market, one of the biggest magazine markets in Europe,” Pellizzari concluded.

“With the launch of Flair Fashion&Home, we will broaden our magazine portfolio with another exclusive brand, thus continuing to implement our expansion strategy.” declared Lars Joachim Rose, Chairman of the Klambt publishing group. “I am very happy to further expand our excellent relationship with Mondadori through the launch of this magazine”, he concluded.

Flair Fashion&Home is destined to become a point of reference in Germany among women’s magazines by responding to two of women’s great enthusiasms: fashion and interiors. The magazine, which will always have two covers – the first dedicated to fashion and the second to the world of living – handles its subjects in a sophisticated and original way. Characterised by an outstanding visual impact, its quality, exclusive and detailed approach, the monthly will also always include sections on beauty, wellness and a ‘save the date’ feature for unmissable appointments for films, music and books.

The monthly, which has a target circulation of 100,000 copies, is on sale in Germany and German-speaking Switzerland. Marking the launch of Flair Fashion&Home the title will have a particular packaging to capture the attention of readers.

Mondadori launches the new Flair, the women’s supplement of Panorama devoted to upscale fashion in all its aspects

Flair, the Mondadori women’s title first launched in 2003, will appear after the summer in a completely new guise with a new editorial team and a more international feel.

The new Flair will feature a surprising editorial mix highlighting all of the most fascinating aspects and impact of style, with a special focus on made in Italy creativity in international fashion. Flair will be a magazine with a highly contemporary vocation that anticipates trends, pays particular attention to image and is able to identify new talents and make connections between the cultural phenomena that revolve around the world of women’s fashion and cosmetics with the support of world famous writers and photographers.
Flair will therefore take up the female side of the upscale offer of Panorama, the newsmagazine edited by Giorgio Mulè, alongside Panorama Icon, the title male lifestyle supplement, successfully launched in the spring of 2011.

Flair will be edited by Emanuele Farneti, who will also continue to edit Panorama Icon. The editorial team will benefit from the addition of prestigious new members, starting with the fashion editor Fashion director, Sissy Vian, who comes with extensive experience in some of the fashion world’s most prestigious titles, including Harper’s Bazaar USA and UK, Vogue Italy, Vogue Spain and Vogue Japan, for which she is currently senior fashion editor.
The new creative director will be Susanna Cucco, who having participated in such editorial initiatives as L’Officiel Hommes, L’Officiel Hommes Italy, FFM, Fantom and Boiler, in recent years has been successfully engaged in fashion projects, luxury branding, advertising campaigns, as well as books and art exhibitions, working with some of the world’s leading photographers.
Flair will benefit from expanded distribution to the qualified target of Panorama, the Mondadori newsmagazine that offers to both readers and the market, in the year of its 50th anniversary, an increasingly rich and varied communication system which now includes the women’s up-market sector.
The launch of the new Flair is scheduled for after the summer (with three issues in 2012).

Mondadori has launched a competition for the development of an advertising campaign for the new Panorama, that will also appear on the market after the summer with a number of other new features.
Heads, Hi!, Ogilvy and Mather Advertising and Saatchi & Saatchi are the agencies that will be bidding for the contract. All of these internationally renowned agencies will attempt to develop a communication platform which in the mind of Mondadori need to have a strong, recognisable and distinctive impact, able to transmit to the target the huge transformation of the newsmagazine edited by Giorgio Mulè for which Mondadori expects to support with a 360° multimedia communication campaign, across a range of media, from TV to the web, print and social media.
The selection of the winning creative solution will be made around the middle of April.

Flair: from tomorrow in four new countries

Following the first international launch in Austria, the Mondadori magazine makes its debut in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary

From tomorrow the monthly Flair will be present in six different countries: the Mondadori fashion and lifestyle title, which was born in Italy, will be published under licensing agreements also in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary by Ahead Media, the publisher that launched the Austrian edition in 2008.

“With this new operation Mondadori takes the style of one of its most innovative brands to the very heart of Europe,” stated Zeno Pellizzari, head of International Activities in the Magazine Division of the Mondadori Group. “We are sure,” Pellizzari continued, “that after the success in Austria, Ahead Media will be able to make the best of the opportunities offered by the style and international outlook of Flair in these four new countries.

First launched in 2003, the Mondadori magazine is now leading the upscale women’s title in fashion images and anticipation of trends, thanks to its unique approach to international fashion and news.

The four new editions of Flair will share, each in its own language, dedicated fashion services, beauty, lifestyle, as well as celebrity interviews. Every month the separate editorial teams will enrich the issue in their country with content that best reflects local habits and news, including reportage, surveys and articles on the most well-known personalities.

The launch of Flair in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary will be supported by an outdoor campaign, as well as satellite TV and point of sale.

Along with the Austrian edition, the four new international editions of Flair will have a total monthly circulation of more than 100,000 copies.

Based in Vienna, Ahead Media is one of the leading publishers of up-market magazines in Europe, thanks to a portfolio especially focused on important international lifestyle titles such as IQstyle, Ahead, H.O.M.E, anyway.

The first international edition of Flair: the Mondadori monthly launches tomorrow in Austria

The Mondadori Group enters the German-language market

The first international edition of the up-market Mondadori women’s monthly Flair will be launched tomorrow under a licensing agreement in Austria. The country’s first international fashion magazine, Flair Austria is the result of the cooperation between Mondadori and Ahead Media, one of the leading operators in the up-market magazine sector. Other titles published by the company include, IQ style, H.O.M.E. and anyway.

In addition to Austria, Ahead Media also has a relevant presence in a number of Eastern European markets, including Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia.

The first international edition of Flair is part of the now consolidated foreign expansion strategy of Mondadori, which in recent years has seen the Italian group make a decisive entry into the world of international publishing.
“With Flair Austria Mondadori takes its first step into the German-language market,” said Fabrizio D’Angelo, Mondadori’s Head of international activities, “with a magazine that has the capacity to compete at the highest international level in terms of editorial quality and the uniqueness of the product.”

“In particular,” he continued, “on the advertising front, Austria is a market of potential growth for up-scale Italian style. This is why Mondadori and Ahead Media have decided to proceed – allocating the investment of significant resources – with the launch of the first international fashion magazine aimed specifically at the Austrian market.”