As creative director at House + Holme, a luxury fashion advertising agency co-founded with Stephen Wolstenholme, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse has worked on advertising campaigns for a number of high profile luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Comme des Garcons and Mulberry. Known for her playful aesthetic, Newhouse has worked alongside prominent photographers such as Steven Meisel, Nick Knight and Tim Walker and has contributed to i-D magazine and Showstudio. Newhouse has also worked on fashion films for Balenciaga Resort 2013 and Lanvin spring/summer 13. Her work for high street brand Topshop and Topman have been widely credited within the industry in helping to transform the brands’ image as a leading fashion forward retailer.
With an impressive career spanning over 30 years within the fashion industry, Newhouse originally moving to New York in the early ‘80s working as an editor for Details magazine alongside founder Annie Flanders. Following its subsequent purchase by Conde Nast, the University of Illinois graduate began her career in creative consultancy securing a role in Barney’s New York in the early ‘90s. Campaigns created for the store featuring were credited with dramatically bolstering sales within the store and in 1997 Newhouse was recruited by Calvin Klein to act as creative director for the brand before moving to London to set up her own creative agency.
She is married to Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Condé Nast International.