Born in Peterborough, Elgar Johnson started his career as a model. After a chance meeting with stylist Simon Foxton, Johnson began his styling career as Foxton’s assistant. Johnson then joined i-D magazine, where, over a span of four years, he moved up the ranks to become senior fashion editor. Thereafter, Johnson moved to mens biannual Man About Town where he become fashion director. In May 2015, Johnson joined British GQ Style as fashion director, his current position to date. Over the years, Johnson has built up a reputation working with some of the world’s biggest brands including Topman, Moschino and Nike.