Gordon Richardson

Gordon Richardson is the Creative Director at TOPMAN, overseeing the continuity of visual language across all visible brand channels.  Gordon joined Topman in 2000 and became Design Director in 2012. Gordon’s main focus is overseeing his team of 30 designers to define the trends for each season as well as ensuring all visual content is on brand.

Gordon has been integral in the inception and development of MAN – the event which TOPMAN and Fashion East started back in 2005 to showcase emerging menswear design talent. The event which started on the last day of London Fashion Week was so successful that the BFC further invested into menswear and so LCM was born.  Gordon is an official Menswear Panellist for LCM and sits on the New Gen Men panel as well as the MAN panel.

Gordon is also the main spokesperson and figure head for the brand and has appeared in features in print, Television and online over the years due to his unrivalled menswear knowledge and media presence.

He has also been instrumental in championing young design talent and through many TOPMAN collaborations has given them the stage to showcase their careers right at the very beginning – including amongst others, Kim Jones, Agi & Sam, Lou Dalton, James Long and Astrid Andersen.

Gordon graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1976 with a Masters Degree in menswear. He then set up his own menswear label stocked at Harrods, Joseph and Fiorucci.  Moving to Paris in 1978 to design women’s accessories for Daniel Hechter, he progressed to designer of the international menswear collection. Gordon returned to the UK as the Design Director of Sabre International and to take up the post of Principal Lecturer of Fashion at Kingston University in 1986 for a period of 11years, before commencing his career within one of the UK’s largest portfolio of high street brands-the Arcadia Group – working at Burton, Principles for Men, Racing Green and Hawkshead brands as Design Director.

Gordon lives in Twickenham with his wife Diane.  He has two daughters – Tess and Bea –  who also live and work in London.