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Stephan Rabimov
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Stephan Rabimov is a founder/publisher and editor-in-chief of NYC-based fashion magazine DEPESHA, with some 70,000 global followers at

In 2015, Stephan became a Director of Social Media & Fashion Journalism at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In his role at Academy, Stephan oversees the first-ever accredited Fashion Journalism program in the United States, and Academy's Social Media Center.

Since 2009, he also manages RABIMOV - a full-service pr, marketing and communications company, specializing in global fashion market entry activities, successfully launching Thom Browne and Custo Barcelona in Russia.

Stephan's work experience covers Fashion Journalism, Social Media, Marketing, Publishing, Digital Strategy, Public Relations and Content Development for such clients as Nicola Formichetti, Pierre Cardin, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, Vancouver Fashion Week, Fashion Art Toronto, BOFFO Foundation, Hornet, South Korean Art Show, FourTwoNine and L'Officiel Central Asia magazines, among others. Stephan has been interviewed and published across hundreds of publications, including Women's Wear Daily, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Yahoo, Examiner and The Huntington Post.

Stephan graduated from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in 2006 with Masters of International Affairs; he also holds M.A. in Mathematics (2004) from Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Entries by Stephan Rabimov

Larger Than Hashtag: the Triumph of Kanye West, Hedi Slimane and Derek Zoolander

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 5:24 PM

The industry cried wolf for years. So when fashion system finally broke on February 10, it still took everyone by surprise. "Things fall apart. The center cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosened upon the world." You'd think William Butler Yeats wrote his classic Second Coming as a fashion review on...

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Revenge On His Mind: Kenneth Ning F/W 2016

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 1:24 PM

One of humanity's most basic instincts is that of revenge. Stories of retribution are some of the oldest, and also some of the most entertaining, if not inspirational. Characters contemplating vengeance abide by their own fashion codes. There are those seeking understated elegance to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to the...

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The Future of Fashion Journalism Education

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 12:47 PM

"The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed yet." --William Gibson
This quote by science fiction guru William Gibson aptly sums up the current state of fashion journalism as well. Digital natives revolutionized the $1.2 trillion global fashion industry by democratizing it via social and...
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Global Fashion Capitals: The Rise of Kiev

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 7:52 PM

Is it time to redraw the world's fashion map?

Cities like London, Paris, New York and Milan have sustained their status as leading world fashion capitals for more than half a century. But over the same period, the globalization and democratization of fashion has resulted in the emergence and recognition...

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Menswear as New Yorker

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 2:19 PM

Move over, Blue Man Group! New York City has got another spectacular nonstop men-only attraction landing on its West Side shores.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is launching New York Fashion Week: Men's. The long-anticipated standalone showcase for American men's fashion will take place...

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How the Fashion World Remakes Itself in Defiance of Terrorism

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 2:41 PM

"The show must go on!" is a lot more than a kitsch pop battle cry. In light of recent tragedies that aim to redefine cultural front-lines, it is a strong expression of commitment to freedom. Many in the fashion world have voiced solidarity with the "Je Suis Charlie" campaign, including...

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From Silos to Systems: Improving Knowledge Sharing for Public Health

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 11:35 AM

On December 5, 2014, Ministers of Health from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), countries, which collectively account for almost 50% of global TB cases, made a historic commitment to provide first line TB medicines for all people with TB in these countries. BRICS ministers agreed...

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Managers Needed to Beat Chronic Diseases

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:47 PM

The increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (often called chronic diseases or NCDs) prompted the United Nations, in 2011, to issue the second political declaration on health in its history, the first being on AIDS in 2006. The pandemic of chronic diseases includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic...

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Creating a Global Roadmap to End Childhood TB

(3) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Tuberculosis is not a disease of the past, since more than 5,000 people -- including at least 200 children -- die of TB every day. Young children under 5 years of age are particularly susceptible if they are exposed to TB, due to their age and other risks...

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Good Program Management Helps Smokers Quit

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 5:07 PM

Every day, more than 14,000 people die worldwide from tobacco use. Most tobacco-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries -- areas that are targets of intensive tobacco industry marketing. To reduce these preventable deaths, the tobacco control movement needed more and better funding, planning, technical capacity, and...

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Management Training: An Investment Necessary to Advance Public Health

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 4:20 PM

The world is at a crucial turning point in medical progress, with dropping infection rates and expanded efforts to prevent and treat the three pandemics: AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Recognizing this pivotal junction, The Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has developed a New Funding Model that will...

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