Born in London in 1963, Hamish Bowles is a fashion journalist International Editor-at-large for Vogue USA.
Son of the vice-chancellor of University College of London and a photographer, Hamish has studied at the prestigious Saint Martin’s School of Art, where he deepened his passion for the world of fashion, which is joined a few years later. He worked from 1984 to 1992 for Harpers and Queen, a British fashion and lifestyle magazine, where he worked side by side with photographer Mario Testino, first as a fashion editor, then as fashion director and finally as style director, landing on the staff of ‘American edition of Vogue in 1992 as a style editor then promoted to publisher for Europe in 1995. Specifically, is responsible for: overseeing everything that is dedicated to interior design, writes profiles dedicated to celebrities, to write a column named “The Hamishsphere” for Vogue.com, telling the fashion and contemporary culture, as well as the history of fashion and style.
In 2001 he became a creative consultant for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it was his responsibility of the exhibition held at the Institute of costume “Jacqueline Kennedy: the years of the White House“.
Hamish has also appeared in several movies and tv series: “Love is the Devil: Study of a Portrait of Francis Bacon“, Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette“, “Valentino: The Last Emperor“, “Gossip Girl” and “Wall Street: money Never Sleeps“.
He has a huge personal collection of historical pieces from famous fashion designers, such as John Galliano, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent and Charles Frederick Worth, often exposed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum and Louvre.
Named as one of the most respected authorities in the world in fashion, interior design and lifestyle, Hamish Bowles is a modern and socialite dandy. His manners are courtly, refined and sophisticated, a man who is always courteous and polite.
What he loves? Clutch and ties by Charvet. French and English porcelain figurines. Paintings by Giovanni Boldini, Antoon Van Dyck, Philip de Laszlo. Ballet, musicals of all kinds, the scene and theatre costumes. Biographies and indie music, of eighties and today. Palette of lilac, mauve and purple. His masters of style, in addition to his mother, Anna Wintour and Cecil Beaton.