Harper's Bazaar Australia will cement its new editorial team the same day rival Vogue Australia relaunches its website.
The ACP Magazines title has secured a new fashion force, following a series of defections to Vogue Australia spearheaded by former Harper's Bazaar Australia editor Edwina McCann.
The new staff changes will be effective September 1, the same day vogue.com.au relaunches into the market with a bolstered editorial platform.
First off the rank is Thelma McQuillan, who has returned to the position of Harper's Bazaar Australia fashion director.
McQuillan held the role when the magazine first launched in Australia, more recently a fashion director at Grazia Australia and contributing fashion editor at British Grazia.
Former Harper's Bazaar US and Teen Vogue US fashion editor Kristin Trude will also join the team as fashion editor.
The final major appointment for ACP Magazines is stylist David Bonney, who has been secured as fashion director for Grazia Australia.
Newly appointed Harper's Bazaar Australia editor Kellie Hush, who shifted from Grazia Australia following McCann's defection, said she is ready to drive the title forward.
“I am absolutely thrilled that Thelma is my new fashion director at Harper's Bazaar. She is an extraordinary talent and, together, we will take Harper's Bazaar to an exciting new level."
Harper’s Bazaar launched in Australia in 1998 as part of the joint venture between ACP Magazines and Hearst Magazines International.