EDITOR IN CHIEF / PUBLISHER
PRESTAGE magazine is a high-end independent magazine, distributed in 24 countries worldwide in newsagents, fashion and lifestyle shops and luxe department stores like Le Bon Marché, Selfridges, de Bijenkorf, Galeries Lafayettes, Harvey Nichols and Colette (circulation 12.000 copies).
Stefanie Mensink founded the magazine in 2011 to create a 'stage' on the international scene. The magazine features a dynamic mix of high-end fashion, luxury, art, photography, new talents and unique fashion editorials. The magazine pays homage to international well-known names, while championing the ‘new and the next’. PRESTAGE offers the most exclusive and unique content put together in a luxurious printed edition that becomes an absolute collectable coffee table item.
Exclusive interviews were created as unique content and unique editorials with notable and iconic fashion designers such as: Jonny Johansson from Acne Studios, Sir Paul Smith, Véronique Nichanian from Hermès, Dior Homme, Issey Miyake, House of Holland, Maison Martin Margiela, AF Vandevorst, Ann Demeulemeester, Kris van Assche, Dries van Noten, Viktor & Rolf, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Jean-Jacques Picart, Christaan Houtenbos, Jean Paul Goude, Etienne Russo, Tokujin Yokiosha and Yayoi Kusama.
Stefanie worked closely together with advertisers such as: Chanel, Comme des Garçons, Calvin Klein, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo, Filippa K, American Apparel, Bjorn Borg, G-star Raw, Ace & Tate, H&M, Hugo Boss, Hermès, Lacoste, Armani, L’Oreal Luxe, Lee jeans, Ralph Vaessen, Hunkydory, DKNY, United Nude, American Vintage, SOS jeans, Tiger of Sweden, Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
Stefanie decided to quit publishing the magazine after 5 years. "Making this magazine has been such a valuable experience. The lessons learned, knowledge gained, and relationships cemented could never be replaced, and it’s a journey that I’ll remember forever. I look back on the legacy of what we’ve created with awe and pride, but the publishing landscape has shifted and after five years of Editor in Chief and Publisher of the magazine it was the right time to move on, and pursue new challenges and opportunities."