My name is Jessica Michault, and as the SVP of Industry Relations of GPS Radar, I’m dedicated to nurturing the private, members-only community for fashion, luxury and cosmetics professionals. Through this platform, I strive to ensure smooth running of the various features through which members can access fashion week event calendars, manage show invites, create mood boards with favorite runway looks, share press notes and make new connections with other industry pros around the world.
And, to further foster the GPS Radar community, we publish frequent interviews on the blog section with well-known, respected industry figures, providing members with insights and expert opinions from all imaginable backgrounds and specialities.
So, for this month’s #RadarTalks, we wanted to feature our interview with Brian Phillips, the President of Black Frame. Having previously worked at the cult magazine, Visionaire, and later at the now defunct production company Fatal Art Syndicate, Brian built up a close knit group of fashion industry friends early on. Among them are Carol Lim and Humberto Leon – the duo behind Opening Ceremony – and Hedi Slimane who when he met was working as creative director of Dior Homme. At the age of 24, Brian launched his own PR firm, Black Frame, and his first two clients were Dior Homme and Visionaire. Since then he has nurtured the creative careers of designers and brands like Rodarte, Delfina Delettrez, Helmut Lang, Eckhaus Latta, Woolrich, Dion Lee and Nike. He’s also launched a sister company called Framework that focuses on “developing concepts for innovative brand experiences” and more recently became the creative director of the cult biannual publication Garage Magazine.
Tune in below to get to know Brian Phillips and learn his perspective on what makes for good PR in the fashion industry.