Sarah Richardson studied design at Central St Martins. Her first prominent job was head of display at Browns boutique London before becoming a freelance fashion stylist and creative consultant.
Sarah thereafter launched her freelance career as Contributing Fashion Editor working for the iconic i-D magazine and was later appointed as their Global Fashion Director to reinvigorate the brand and evolve the online business to fit with Vice’s extensive film and social media network, a role which involved commissioning of all video and print content working alongside A list celebrities and world renowned directors and photographers.
Sarah is now partner and Fashion Creative Director of US based cult bible Document Journal and affiliate creative agency Document Global.
Sarah’s exhaustive and unique approach to fashion and her profound knowledge of fashion history and culture has seen her become sought after by the world’s leading fashion houses and publications as a creative consultant and visual director, most notably her key role in the re-launch of Yves Saint Laurent under the Creative Direction of Hedi Slimane which became leader within the Kering Luxury group.
More recently she has been consultant at iconic houses Jil Sander, Lanvin and Nina Ricci working on design, advertising campaigns, shows etc. She has over the past decade built up extensive experience working closely with several major brands ranging from Uniqlo to Calvin Klein.
Sarah has collaborated with the worlds most iconic photographers including Mario Sorrenti, Craig Mcdean, Glen Luchford, Mert & Marcus and Hedi Slimane and has been at the forefront of finding brand new talents, creating some of the industry’s most iconic and original fashion imagery whilst setting seasonal trends in both fashion and casting.
As both a Fashion Director & consultant for brands and an editorial Creative Director Sarah has collaborated closely with leading creatives be it in design, photography, film and art direction and this has resulted in her approaching fashion and her creativity with a 360° vision.