John-Michael O'Sullivan is an architect and writer. A graduate of University College Dublin’s School of Architecture, he has worked in Milan and London on retail concepts for clients including Brown Thomas, John Rocha, Mercedes Benz and Fortnum & Mason. As a brand archivist, he has explored the histories of firms like Sunspel, Crombie, Globe-Trotter and John Lobb, and advised on brand identity, tone-of-voice and narrative for a range of contemporary labels. He currently works with HMKM, a London-based design consultancy who specialise in the retail experience. 
As a writer, O’Sullivan’s focus is on design, photography and fashion, particularly in midcentury America. He is a regular contributor to a range of print publications, including EsquireThe Big Black Book, The Observer and Metal, and reports from fashion weeks for Most recently he has contributed an afterword to Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman’s book Groupies And Other Electric Ladies (2015), exploring the afterlives of the women immortalised in Wolman’s 1969 photographs, and contributed a profile of pioneering British fashion editor Alison Settle to the current issue of Archivist. He is also features editor for the menswear biannual Article.



  1. 11:00 - 11:40 on 12 Sep 2018
    John-Michael O'Sullivan presents a live stream.

    Calvin Klein - Spring / Summer 2019 Womenswear Panel Discussion

  2. 17:00 - 17:55 on 25 Feb 2018
    John-Michael O'Sullivan presents a live stream.

    Milan Womenswear A/W 18 Dolce e Gabbana

  3. 10:40 - 11:36 on 5 Mar 2017
    John-Michael O'Sullivan presents a live stream.

    Paris Womenswear A/W 17 Balenciaga

  4. 19:00 - 20:00 on 16 Feb 2017
    John-Michael O'Sullivan presents a live stream.

    New York Womenswear A/W 17 Marc Jacobs