- Region British Isles
- Participation 2016/17
Creative Director – TOPMAN
Gordon Richardson is the Creative Director at TOPMAN, overseeing the continuity of visual language across all visible brand channels. Gordon joined Topman in 2000 and became Design Director in 2012.
Gordon has been integral in the inception and development of MAN – the event which TOPMAN and Fashion East started back in 2005 to showcase emerging menswear design talent. Gordon is an official Menswear Panellist for London Collections Men and sits on the NEWGEN MEN panel as well as the MAN panel.
He has also been instrumental in championing young design talent and through many TOPMAN collaborations has given them the stage to showcase their careers right at the very beginning.
Gordon graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1976 with a Master's degree in menswear. He then set up his own menswear label before moving to Paris in 1978 to design women's accessories, followed by menswear, for Daniel Hechter. Gordon returned to the UK as the Design Director of Sabre International and to take up the post of Principal Lecturer of Fashion at Kingston University in 1986 for a period of 11 years, before commencing his career within the Arcadia Group as Design Director for the group's major brands.