Meet Lulu Kennedy, the New Editor at Large of Love Magazine
>> If the name Lulu Kennedy doesn't sound familiar now, it will soon — she's just been named editor at large of the hugely influential fashion quarterly Love magazine.
Kennedy will be in charge of a new front-of-book section featuring portraits by Solve Sundsbo and interviews by Love editors Alex Fury and Isaac Lock. Katie Grand, Love's editor in chief, said she chose Kennedy because she's "always been hugely impressed with [Kennedy's] ability to discover the brightest new talents, and by her commitment to nurturing young designers as they navigate their way into the fashion industry."
Kennedy does just that for a living: She's the founder of the Fashion East initiative, the UK predecessor of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Since 2000, Kennedy and Fashion East have been finding talented young British designers and helping them find the resources to grow their brands. Kennedy is credited with starting the careers of Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic, and Gareth Pugh, among others.
But Kennedy doesn't just help new designers get a foothold in the industry — she also helps them make money by selling their wares. In 2010, she started Lulu & Co, a label that takes exemplary work from Fashion East designers and puts it directly in front of shoppers' eyes.
When Queen Elizabeth II awarded her contributions to the industry with an MBE last month, Kennedy wore a chic combination of Michael van der Ham, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Roksanda Ilincic, and Christian Louboutin. Take a look at her eclectic personal style in the gallery.