Mandi Lennard is a fashion PR and the founder of fashion consultancy Mandi's Basement. Lennard moved to Paris at 18 to seek work as an interpreter, but instead began working for Benetton and soon moved to London to become a buyer for the company. This led to a buying position at Browns, where she remained for 6 years before settling on a career in PR.
In 1998, Lennard set up Mandi Lennard Publicity (now Mandi's Basement) with a single client, Dazed & Confused magazine. Lennard has been recognised for her role in burgeoning London talent and was instrumental in developing the London club BoomBox, whose latest permutation webzine Ponystep.com is among her current clients. Lennard now focuses more on project and consultancy based work, with clients including Barbie, M.A.C Cosmetics and Oasis. Her long-standing clients inlcude Gareth Pugh and Roksanda Ilincic, both of whom she has worked with since their graduations.
Lennard also works with LOVE Magazine and has been collaborating with Katie Grand for 10 years. She also represents leading restaurateurs Bistrotheque, with whom she has worked since they opened in 2004.