Sarah Easley stands just shy of six feet tall (in heels), but in the fashion world she's a giant who spans the lanes of fashion retail, styling, design, and consulting.
In 1999 Sarah co-founded Kirna Zabete, the multi-brand luxury fashion store in what was then no man's land: Soho, NYC. During her 17-year run at Kirna Zabete, Sarah brought boldface brands — including Alaia, Chloe, Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Dior, among many others — to downtown clientele wary of trekking uptown for their favorite fashion. Perpetually ahead of trends, Sarah helped launch brands such as Rick Owens, Anthony Vaccarello, Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Veronica Beard, and Rosie Assoulin, being one the first retailers to carry their groundbreaking collections. During her tenure at Kirna Zabete, Sarah also designed and launched high-profile collections for Target, Nine West, and Gilt.
Regarded as a soundbite-ready fashion expert, Sarah has appeared on many television shows and is regularly quoted in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, and TIME. As a public speaker, she has shared her insights on fashion to audiences all over America. Always looking to inspire the next generation of talent, Sarah also serves as a mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
In 2016 Sarah launched Sarah Easley Fashion Consulting (SEFC). Her insider's perspective enables her to increase retail sales and expand media exposure for her clients. SEFC services include creative direction, business strategy, and brand positioning.