Fashion East’s Founder and Director Lulu Kennedy has earned a reputation for discovering and championing London’s up-and-coming design talent. She is Director of the Lulu & Co clothing line and Editor-at-Large of Condé Nast’s style biannual LOVE magazine and has also worked privately as a consultant for brands.
Kennedy has scouted and launched many of London’s hottest fashion names with Fashion East and its menswear scheme MAN, including: Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Marios Schwab, Roksanda Ilincic, Gareth Pugh, Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll, Meadham Kirchhoff, James Long, Christopher Shannon and J.W. Anderson.
In March 2012 Kennedy was awarded an MBE for her exceptional contribution to the fashion industry.
I knew nobody in fashion, I was just a girl that ran around Truman’s renting out the space, but brilliant people came on board and helped.