John Richmond, a music lover, has the rare talent of being able to connect an anarchist punk look, with an elegant tailoring.
Born in 1961, Richmond graduated from Kingston Polytechnic in 1982 and worked as freelance designer for Emporio Armani, Fiorucci and Joseph Tricot before creating his first label, Richmond-Cornejo, in collaboration with the designer Maria Cornejo in 1984, but only three years later, he decided to split from her. With Saverio Moschillo, the designer founded a partnership that provides Richmond an international showroom network and a worldwide growth. At the beginning of 2000, the brand reputation, grows to a standstill thanks to a streetwear collection aimed especially at young people whose best-selling pieces are low-waisted jeans with a "Rich" print on the back.
During his career, Richmond dressed popular pop singers, such as David Bowie, Madonna and George Michael who wore the famous Richmond's Destroy Jacket in the video made for the Faith song.
The english designer's creations are synonymous of the rock soul and skin smell. John Richmond has managed to balance the tailor-made wisdom with love for music in a balanced and personal manner, especially for the stylistic "signs" of the punk movement, as well as the gothic and dark ones: studs, skin, torn fabrics, zippers, black, tight closures like those of corsets.
Today his style is expressed in various clothing lines: John Richmond, Richmond X, Richmod Denim and Richmond Black Label. Glamorous bags and shoes complete all brand collections.
In addition to its accessories, the brand also carries out underwear, beachwear and a kid's clothing line. In the beauty world, it appears the two fragrances, brand icons like John Richmond and John Richmond for Men, followed by Viva Rock, and Richmond "X", the new perfume for him and her.