Sarah Easley is a true fashion pioneer, having founded Kirna Zabete, the multi-brand luxury store that brought big names to a little neighborhood known as SoHo back in 1999. Over the course of her 17-year run there, she managed to find time to design collections for Target, Nine West, and Gilt; share her knowledge of all things fashion on television and in print; and serve as a mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
While 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, as Kirna Zabete was among the first US retailers to carry their groundbreaking collections..
Regarded as a soundbite-ready trend forecaster and 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.
Today, Easley continues to be a leading fashion voice with Sarah Easley Fashion Consulting, which focuses on creative direction, brand building, and growth for both established and emerging brands. Her insider's perspective enables her to increase revenue and expand media exposure for her clients. SEFC services include creative direction, business strategy, and brand positioning.