‘Destroy, Disorientate, Disorder’ and Debenhams, the British department store: John Richmond is equal parts raring-to-rock and ready-to-wear. The music-loving’ Mancunian has a singular talent for reconciling anarchic punk aesthetics with elegant tailoring.
Born in 1961, Richmond graduated from Kingston Polytechnic in 1983 and worked as a freelance designer for Emporio Armani, Fiorucci and Joseph Tricot before forming his first label, Richmond-Cornejo, a collaboration with designer Maria Cornejo, in 1984.
In 1987 he struck out on his own. During his career Richmond has dressed pop icons such as Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Madonna and Mick Jagger; George Michael wore Richmond’s Destroy jacket in the video for ‘Faith’. John Richmond designs are synonymous with the spirit of rock and the smell of leather.