Francesca Burns is a pre-eminent creative, publisher, consultant and stylist. Her overarching vision is one of sensitivity, beauty, emotion, empathy, inclusivity and progression.
Throughout her illustrious career Fran has been at the vanguard of British fashion. From Fashion Editor of i-D magazine she went on to become Senior Fashion Editor at LOVE before joining British Vogue. She has contributed to numerous high profile titles including Vogue Italia, i-D, The Gentle Woman, Double, WSJ and W.
Fran has collaborated with brands including Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Zara and LVMH prize winner, Nensi Dojaka on fashion shows, presentations and advertising campaigns.
Fran is a provocative voice within the industry, speaking out on many important cultural topics including sustainability, body inclusivity and racial equality. She has co-hosted events with The Sustainable Angle addressing real solutions to the problems faced. She is a mentor with the Mentoring Matters scheme, which aims to address and rebalance equality and opportunity for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals within the creative industries. Fran is also passionate about health and wellbeing and has recently qualified as a practitioner in Holistic Nutrition and Complimentary Medicine.
In 2016 Fran partnered with Creative Director Christopher Simmonds to launch a ground-breaking new magazine format: Print. Collaborating with artists including David Sims, Harley Weir, Mert and Marcus, Juergen Teller, Frank Ocean, Pierre et Gilles and John Waters to name but a few; Print became an instant sensation and created a new vernacular within publishing, becoming a collectors’ item in the process.
In 2018 Fran co-founded ‘Resale Therapy’ with Pixie Geldof and Claudia Sinclair. The highly coveted pop-up events selling pre-loved designer and vintage fashion, encourages a more sustainable way to shop whilst avoiding landfill and raises money and awareness for charity.
Today, Fran’s work is focused on creative consultancy, working with brands in an involved capacity on creative development and visual identity.
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