Fashion & Luxury


BlackBook is a best-in-class consultancy and search practice within the fashion and luxury industry. Our experience and deep technical knowledge means we are trusted by some of the most iconic global and emerging brands to find the most in demand and hard to find talent. Our accomplishments span a variety of placements across the board level to roles within the creative, buying, technical, retail and marketing functions.



Recent Projects


Senior HR Manager – UK

Luxury Footwear Company

Finance Director – UK

Luxury Fashion Brand

PR Director – EMEA

Luxury Ecommerce Company

Communications Director

Luxury Brand

Head of Design – USA

Luxury Watch & Accessories Brand

Global CIO – UK

Leading Fashion Brand

Senior Designer – UK

Leading Fashion Brand

Managing Director – Italy

Global Luxury Brand


Executive VP Global HR "GANT had the pleasure of working with BlackBook when searching for a Design Manager. The process throughout was professional and smooth. The presentation of the final candidate shortlist was very structured and thorough. I would like to thank BlackBook for a great cooperation and I look forward to more in the future!" "I would like to thank BlackBook for a great cooperation and I look forward to more in the future!" John O'Sullivan - Founder "BlackBook’s insight and knowledge of the Luxury goods sector is unparalleled and allowed us to develop and execute a strong strategy for international expansion and growth." "BlackBook’s insight and knowledge of the Luxury goods sector is unparalleled" Luigi Feola - Managing Partner - Head of Europe "I've worked with many top level Executive Search firms during my career, but very few could match BlackBook's prowess and industry knowledge. The level of tailored service that they provide is unparalleled.

I think the real competitive edge that BlackBook have is the ability and willingness to invest a significant amount of time to get to know the target company and the candidate in a way that ensures the right fit, increasing the chance of the candidate to succeed in the new role."
"I've worked with many top level Executive Search firms during my career, but very few could match BlackBook's prowess and industry knowledge"

Fashion & Luxury News

Kurt Geiger CEO says another 500 jobs cuts could be on the way
October 12, 2020 - Kurt Geiger chief executive tells Rishi Sunak the loss of tax-free shopping would be a “staggering own goal” for the nation, according to a letter sent to the chancellor and cited by Drapers. The up-market shoe and accessory brand’s chief executive Neil Clifford has spoken out against the proposed end of the VAT Retail Export Scheme (RES) on December 31. “The ...

Barbour collaborates with New York label Noah
October 12, 2020 - British heritage brand Barbour has collaborated with New York label Noah on a menswear collection for autumn/winter 2020 that they state reimagines its classic outerwear pieces with “youthful sophistication”. The collection is inspired by Barbour’s 126-year heritage, with the outerwear pieces showcased in vibrant pop colourways and patchwork designs, while archive Barbour catalogue imagery from the 1980s and 1990s inspires ...

Chanel acquires luxury shoemaker Ballin
October 12, 2020 - French luxury house Chanel announced a strategic merger with one of its suppliers, acquiring a majority stake in Italian shoemaker Ballin. Founded in 1945 in Fiesso D’Artico, Ballin employs 200 people and subcontracts its products to several luxury houses while also marketing shoes under its own label. The move comes after Chanel’s earlier purchase of the Italy-based Gaiera tannery in ...

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