Award-Winning American Journalist Stephan Rabimov Joins L’Officiel Austria As Contributing Editor

Award-winning American journalist and fashion critic Stephan Rabimov joins the digital platform of L’Officiel Austria as Contributing Editor.

L’Officiel Austria announced today that Stephan Rabimov, award-winning American journalist and fashion critic, has joined the digital platform of L’Officiel Austria – – as Contributing Editor.

An expert in emerging fashion markets and international public relations, Rabimov will provide analysis of the biggest moments in pop culture, as well as feature celebrities with a cause, designers with a voice, and today’s trends for the sustainable future.

“My stories for L’Officiel Austria will cover fashion as an institution, and as a tool for cultural diplomacy. I seek to re-contextualize the important international role of fashion that we often take for granted,” said Stephan Rabimov.

“Stephan Rabimov is an ideal addition to our international team, with whose help we have succeeded in establishing L’Officiel Austria as a fixture on the market,” said Svitlana Lavrynovych, publisher and CEO of L’Officiel Austria, “With his expertise, we will continue to pursue our goal to present our readers with the most exclusive content from the world of fashion, luxury, lifestyle, travel, and art.”

Rabimov is a seasoned fashion media professional with experience as a contributing editor at Forbes, The Huffington Post, New York Observer, and others. As founder and editor-in-chief of DEPESHA, he extensively covered Eastern European fashion weeks for eight years: Moscow, Tbilisi, Budapest, Kiev, Berlin. In 2015, he became a director of the fashion journalism program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he launched the nation’s first academic Social Media Center, alongside Silicon Valley partners like Reddit, Flipboard, Tumblr, Weebly, Grammarly, and Issuu. He currently devotes his time to fashion consultancy.

The Summer print issue of L’Officiel Austria will be available on the global newsstands starting June 22nd, 2020. Past editorial features by Rabimov are available online at

About L’Officiel Austria

“The growth of the Austrian Fashion and Luxury market has led to the launch of L’Officiel Austria as a new platform with international content and regional highlights,” said editor-in-chief Christoph Steiner. It is a unique guide to fashion and lifestyle trends with exclusive content and special productions. L’Officiel Austria focuses on international readers who live in or visit beautiful Austria and want to find out more about the local fashion scene as well as global trends. L’Officiel combines trendsetting details with luxurious quality, but also include cultural traditions as well Austrian history. The content is both modern and classic, it represents the difference, quality and exclusivity of L’Officiel. As a brand, L’Officiel is proud to look back at a long history – just like Austria. To learn more, visit

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