Imran Amed is a fashion business adviser, writer and entrepreneur, and is Founder and Editor of The Business of Fashion.
Bringing a unique understanding of the creative and commercial sides of fashion, Imran has emerged as one of the fashion industry’s leading thinkers on digital media. In his consulting work for international luxury brands, private equity firms and high-potential start-ups, he acts as a bridge between the industry’s most gifted creative and business talent and shapes strategies for the new digital reality.
Imran enjoys discovering new fashion talent. He is an Associate Lecturer at Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design. He has been invited to sit on juries at international fashion competitions and art colleges including The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Austrian Fashion Awards in Vienna.
Imran’s expertise is regularly called upon by the international fashion and business media, including CNN, BBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Women’s Wear Daily. His writing has been published in the Financial Times, Wallpaper*, Vogue India, 032c and Style.com.
In 2011, Imran was named to British GQ’s list of the 100 Most Influential Men in Britain, Indian GQ’s list of the 50 Most Influential Global Indians, British Vogue’s list of 25 New Fashion Faces to Watch and Net-a-Porter’s top 10 Global Blog Power List. In 2012 he was named to Wired UK’s list of the 100 most influential figures in Britain’s digital economy and was number one on GQ India’s list of the Best Dressed Global Indians.
Imran sits on the Digital and Fashion 2012 Menswear committees of the British Fashion Council and the Board of Dasra, India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation. Previously, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Com from McGill University. He holds British and Canadian citizenship.
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