For more updates about the The BoF 500 subscribe to the Daily Digest newsletter

For more updates about the The BoF 500 subscribe to the Daily Digest newsletter

{alt missing}

Luke Meagher

Content Creator, HauteLeMode

The HauteLeMode founder created a new style of digital fashion criticism — marked by quick quips, memes and pop-culture references alongside history lessons.


Luke Meagher is bringing fashion criticism to the digital era as the founder of the HauteLeMode YouTube channel, where he reviews shows in Gen-Z tongue. He turned his strong voice and unapologetically outsider opinion into over 780,000 subscribers, inventing a new, internet-native form of fashion criticism — marked by newscaster-like speaking style and jumping  between history lessons, jokes, pop culture references and memes. By putting his work in a consumable, entertaining format, he’s opened fashion criticism up to a wider audience and evolved it for a new generation.  

Meagher started reviewing fashion collections online in 2017, while still a college student. His videos are beloved for both their snappy commentary and detailed dives into history — aimed at education and starting conversations. One of his most trafficked videos was a round up of Alexander McQueen shows titled “Alexander McQueen Made Models Do What?!” 

Vital Statistics

14 February 1995

United Kingdom/ United States

United States
Member since

Similar Profiles

Sally Singer

Head of Fashion Direction, Amazon

Leandra Medine

Founder, Man Repeller

Alastair McKimm

Editor-in-Chief, i-D

Helena Bordon


What is The BoF 500?

The people shaping the global fashion industry, curated by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on nominations and on-the-ground intelligence from around the world.

Presented by Snapchat