Jeremy Langmead is Making MR PORTER About More Than Menswear
Jeremy Langmead is the Brand and Content Director of MR PORTER. Full disclosure, I have known Jeremy for over a decade and I have watched in amazement as he create, launched and grew the MR PORTER website into an award winning e-commerce platform created for men looking to have access to both the best fashion in the menswear market and the best editorial content designed to help those men relate to their sartorial choices on a deeper level.
The platform’s “5 ways” series and “how it” articles have helped men around the globe educate themselves and given them the tools to make them more savvy shoppers and dressers. And now Jeremy is behind the new MR PORTER Health In Mind initiative, which is dedicated to helping men lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Jeremy is focused on creating an overall brand vision for MR PORTER and since he first joined the company in 2010, he has been able to find the sweet spot between great content and great commerce by blending product updates with MR PORTER’s weekly shoppable digital magazine, The Journal, its bimonthly newspaper, The MR PORTER Post, and its buzzy, ever updating, digital news source, The Daily.
Before he worked at MR PORTER, Jeremy was editor-in-chief of Esquire from 2007-2010 and before he held the same job at the interiors magazine Wallpaper from 2003-2007. And I can confirm that his love of interior design is still strong, you just have to look at the interiors of his own home to realize that. And he also had stints working as the Life & Style editor of the London Evening Standard and as an editor of The Sunday Times Style magazine. Basically the guy knows fashion and style like the back of his hand.
In 2014 Jeremy left MR PORTER for Christie’s auction house, where he developed editorial content for the e-commerce, digital and communication departments before returning to MR PORTER after a year to take up his current role at the company. And since then he has seen the menswear industry evolve drastically. Between the blurring of gender lines, the mixing of styles that see athleticwear and street style blending more and more, tailoring and the new trend towards menswear collections being shows with womenswear, well there was lots to talk about with Jeremy.
So I took the Eurostar over to London to interview him at his company’s headquarters, where a tour of the building included looking out over a whole new section that had just been allotted to the ever growing MR PORTER team. And as we talked inside one of the glass walled conference rooms, the hustle and bustle of the busy company whirled on behind us was further proof that MR PORTER, and Jeremy, are heading into fashion’s future full steam ahead.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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