A New York-based fashion writer and owner of the fashion consulting firm Amanda Brooks Inc, Ms. Brooks has earned industry credibility through her work experience at top design houses and her celebrated sense of personal style. She began her career working for Patrick Demarchelier and Frederic Fekkai, and went on to become Creative Director of Hogan and then of Tuleh. She currently consults for Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Tod’s, Thakoon, Roger Vivier, American Express and Revlon, on marketing, advertising and image building in the fashion and entertainment communities. Ms. Brooks is a contributing editor and writer for Men’s Vogue, and has also written style-related articles for Vogue and The New York Times. She has authored a book about finding one’s own personal style entitled I Love Your Style (Harper Collins, 2009).
Before one year, on January 2011, after months of speculation, Barneys New York, announced that Amanda Brooks would join the company as Fashion Director and Vice President. In her new role, Ms. Brooks will be responsible for the overall identification of women’s trends each season how this is communicated to all areas of Barneys New York. “I have been a fan of Barneys since I was 12 years old, when my mother took me to the opening of the women’s store on 17th Street in 1986,” said Ms. Brooks. “To be the Women’s Fashion Director of a store with such a unique and inspiring vision is my dream job. I am thrilled to be joining the wonderfully talented team, and I look forward to being a part of Barneys’ next chapter.”
Throughout her career, Ms. Brooks has been a consistent style influencer through her unique interpretation of the fashion landscape. She has made her reputation combining her trained eye, savvy marketing instincts and a personal style that inspires.