Formerly a fashion producer, Katie Baron is a prolific London-based journalist, brand strategist, author and creative trends consultant with extensive experience within the fashion, retail and design industries. Her last 15 years have been spent traversing the worlds of visual merchandising and store design for Habitat and Liberty; brand consultancy and project management at Yellowdoor, fashion production at Harpers Bazaar UK and editorial adventures for Dazed & Confused, The Times, Esquire, Glass, Luxure, Vogue, Hole & Corner, 125 magazine, Kilgour and VOLT, for which she is currently fashion features editor.
Baron is also the global Head of Retail (Trends, Insights & Innovations) at Stylus Media Group – a leading research & advisory agency that provides strategic design intelligence and forecasting services to companies worldwide - and an inaugural member of London College of Fashion’s digital anthropology laboratory think-tank. Laurence King published her first book, Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries, in March 2012. Her second book, working title Fashion & Music: The Fashion Creatives Shaping the Music Industry is scheduled to publish in late spring 2016.