Tommy Ton leaves Style.com – read his emotional goodbye letter here
Over the last six or seven years the street style phenomenon has grown to an incredible level. What started out as a field ruled by just a handful of streetstyle photographers including the inimitable Bill Cunningham, grew to become an industry of its own – and Tommy Ton was at the front of the revolution.
His blog Jak & Jil (which has now rebranded as TommyTon.com) along with a few others catapulted the likes of Anna Dello Russo to worldwide fashion icon fame and most recently Nick Wooster of MyTheresa.com.
Style.com was intrinsic in helping Ton's rise to fame thanks to its extensive Fashion Week street style reports, and today the talented 31-year-old Canadian says goodbye to the publication that he has worked with for the last six years.
Ton leaves his six-year tenure at the publication in light of Condè Nast's plans to transform Style.com into an eCommerce platform – joining the likes of Dirk Standen, and many other key team members.
Take a look at Tommy Ton's emotional goodbye letter below:
So this is my Style.com sign off. I want to thank everyone over the last six years for their incredible outpour of support. I grew up glued to my computer screen living vicariously through the world of Style.com and never in a million years did I expect to become a contributor to the most relevant and influential fashion publication. It's sad to see it go but fashion is all about change and moving forward. I want to thank Dirk Standen, Nicole Phelps and Tim Blanks for mentoring me and giving me this platform. I, still to this day, pinch myself that I had this incredible opportunity and will be forever grateful to the Style.com team for allowing me to be a part of history. Last week was my last submission in the field and I was fortunate to have my friend, Nick Wooster, be the last image I took for Style.com.
Many, many thanks again,