About Julien Macdonald
Julien Macdonald OBE studied knitwear at The University of Brighton and received his MA at The Royal College of Art, where he graduated in 1996.
Julien was appointed Head-Designer of knitwear at Chanel and Lagerfeld by Karl Lagerfeld between 1996-1998. In 2001, the French fashion house Givenchy invited Julien to become their Creative Director, where Julien designed six collections a year, form Haute Couture to Pret-a-Porter. Julien left Paris in 2004 to concentrate on his eponymous label.
In November 2006, Julien was awarded an Order of the British Empire for his services to the fashion industry. The following year private investor Jamey Hargreaves announced a major financing deal with the brand and is now Chairman of the Company with Julien Macdonald now Creative Director.
Julien's atelier is based in a five storey Georgian town house in Mayfair and collection is available top boutiques worldwide.