London born stylist Sarah M Richardson started her journey in fashion studying design & display at Central St Martins college.
Her first key job was head of display at Browns boutique London, a position she held for four years before going on to assist renowned stylist Venetia Scott whom she worked with for a number of years and this great apprenticeship gave Sarah a wide range of experience from editorial and advertising to shows.
Sarah launched her freelance career in 2000 and started to work for the iconic magazine i-D as a contributing Fashion Editor. From this platform she also was able to launch her creative direction & consultancy career and her first key position was with Preen (2002) with whom she collaborated for a decade providing both creative consultancy and styling of the shows.
Her next key role came after shooting a worldwide fragrance campaign for Paco Rabanne in 2007 leading to Puig asking her to design a menswear collection for their Paco Rabanne worldwide licenses in 2007/8 including women’s and men’s accessories including sunglasses and watches.
During this period Sarah was not only working as a Creative Consultant but was also shooting what are now seen as some of the industry’s most iconic and original fashion stories for world leading fashion titles with some of the most iconic photographers, including visionary Hedi Slimane with whom she began shooting Vogue Russia which was Sarah’s first step into the Conde Nast group, holding the position of European editor at large for Vogue Russia.
In October 2013 Sarah was appointed Global Fashion Director of the iconic i-D magazine by famed founder and EIC Terry Jones after being taken over by Vice media group. She was brought in to help reinvigorate the brand and evolve the online business to fit with Vice’s extensive film and social media network, being involved with commissioning all video and print content working with A-list celebrity and world renowned directors and photographers.
Sarah left this position to focus on building her freelance career and began contributing to iconic US titles W magazine under the directorship of the legendary Edward Enninful and became contributing fashion editor to both V magazine and Document Journal.
Sarah’s exhaustive and unique approach to fashion and her profound knowledge of fashion’s history and culture has seen her become sought after by the world’s most iconic fashion brands and she continues to work with several leading luxury houses, iconic magazines and renowned photographers.
Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli, Paco Rabanne, Alberto Ferretti, Jimmy Choo, DVF, Calvin Klein, Mary Katranzou, Marios Schwab, Erdem, Costume National, Uniqlo, TopShop, H&M, Aldo, Pringle of Scotland, KG, YSL Beaut’e and CK
Vogue Italia, Vogue China, Vogue US, Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, i-D, Dazed, AnOther, Document journal, Reedition, Man About Town, Industrie, T magazine, V magazine and W magazine.
Craig McDean, Peter Lindbergh, Hedi Slimane, Mert & Marcus, Richard Bush, Alasdair McLellan, Roe Ethridge, Terry Richardson, Karim Sadli, Glen Luchford, Collier Schorr, Willy Vandeperre and Mario Sorrenti.
Sarah is currently Fashion Director of fashion, art, culture bible Document Journal
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