ABOUT JULIUS

Julius Lumsden adheres to the dualities and contradictions that define his life and he expresses them in his work and in his creative journey

Julius Lumsden adheres to the dualities and contradictions that define his life and he expresses them in his work and in his creative journey. He draws on his multiracialism, his sexuality, his spirituality, and his international life experiences to explore the nature of identity in his design practice.

Julius Lumsden is a British/American who studied at Oxford University and at the Camberwell School of Art.

Julius Lumsden’s work has been bought by such top retailers as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Holt Renfrew, to name a few. He was a Fashion International NYC 2003 Nominee for The Rising Star Award and has throughout his career collaborated with brilliant creative individuals and companies. This includes designing three ballets for New York City Ballet. His design projects have been met with critical success and recognized throughout the world. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, W Magazine, WWD, and In Style.

Julius Lumsden has been a Professor of Fashion Business, Branding, Marketing, Creative process, Trend Analysis, Collection Development, Color Design Theory and Fashion History at Parsons New School of Design, NYC, Academy of Art University, San Francisco and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) San Francisco.

I am aware of Mr Lumsden’s drive and determination to design deriving from the way he inspired his students each semester with challenging projects that nurtured their creativity. I have seen his design work and recognize his enormous talent as a fashion designer. He has a unique vision and the fashion world need his designs. I trust that whatever Mr. Lumsden does he will do with excellence and professionalism.

Tim GunnChief Executive Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc/Project Runway Co Host.Aug 8th 2008