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 mans’ land: Soho, NYC. During her 17 year run at Kirna Zabete, Sarah brought boldface brands such as Alaia, Chloe, Balenciaga, Lanvin and Dior to downtown clientele tired 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.
Known as a soundbite-ready fashion expert, Sarah has appeared on television shows including CNN Style, and E! and is regularly quoted in publications ranging from The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal to Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar, In Style & 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 has served as a mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2012.
In 2016 Sarah launched Sarah Easley Fashion Consulting. Her insider's perspective enables her to optimize designer fashion collections for retail sales and media exposure. SEFC offers brand building for emerging talents, positioning them for long-term strategic growth.
SEFC also works with retailers to build a non formulaic and relevant product mix for their clientele and with luxury hotels to create unique multi brand retail concepts.