Chan is an award-winning journalist with seven years of experience working as a fashion writer and editor in the Toronto and New York City markets. After a freelance career with clients like the New York Times’ T Magazine, Interview, Refinery29, and Cosmopolitan, as well as a venture in the world of plus-size modeling with Ford Models, she had a special industry education prior to landing at Glamour. There, she oversaw the front of book fashion section and owned the plus-size fashion beat. Chan’s latest feats have solidified her as a modern editor to watch—to name a few: penning her personal monthly column, appearing on Good Morning America and the Today Show, designing the Glamour x Lane Bryant clothing collection, helping brands like Tanya Taylor and 3×1 launch plus-sizes, and working independently as an influencer and brand ambassador.
“Chan is a one-woman multi-media age force for change, raising awareness about size acceptance and body positivity through her work as both a writer and editor in print and online as well as on TV and live events. Her collaborations with brands to expand their size offerings lead to groundbreaking editorial work.” — American Society of Magazine Editors Next Award judges
“What this year’s ASME NEXT Award winners have accomplished is simply astonishing—for anyone, at any age. Lauren Chan [turned] fashion journalism into consumer advocacy…The work of these journalists has enriched magazine media while illuminating our national discourse.” — Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine Editors
“Lauren Chan is a true collaborator; she was instrumental in securing the Lane Bryant partnership. Her participation has included speaking to thousands of enthusiastic Lane Bryant consumers in the middle of Times Square, attending a plus size summit at The UN and co-designing the branded apparel line.” — Bob Sauerberg, President and CEO, Condé Nast