After graduating in fashion at Edinburgh College of Art in 1989, Graeme Black began his career in London as Assistant Designer at John Galliano, Arabella Pollen and Zandra Rhodes.
A defining move to Italy in 1993 saw Black become a designer for Les Copains and in 1995 he moved onto Giorgio Armani, rising to become head designer at Borgonuovo Black Label. Later, in 2002 Black became Chief Designer of Womenswear and Accessories Co-ordinator at eponymous fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo where he remained until 2007.
2005 saw the launch of the first Graeme Black collection as well as the opening of his design consultancy business in London.
Graeme Black’s design consultancy business works within the global luxury fashion market. Specialising in fashion strategy, collection design development, through to branding and store development. His clients to date include Hugo Boss, Desa and Les Copains and since 2010 for 1436 in China. Black also collaborates on freelance projects throughout Europe, United States and Asia.
"Being a fashion nomad is in my blood. I've never not been that person. Travel fuels my creativity."
"Graeme's clothes don't just work on the runway - he is brilliant at dressing real women with real bodies. It's all about a very modern, easy glamour."
YASMIN LE BON
"The joy is in the hidden luxe. Putting emphasis on the craft and quality are key."
"No one understands cashmere like Graeme Black. He understands the international business from goat to coat. He really is beyond compare… yet there’s another element; he strives for elegance. What woman making the investment of an heirloom cashmere piece could ask for more?”