Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix | February 1st, 2024

Fashion Editor Francesca Burns Found the Perfect Work/Life Balance

British stylist and fashion editor Francesca Burns has been a recognized voice of the creative scene since her beginnings in media. Her career start at i-D propelled her to the bastion of major fashion editorial, going on to work with LOVE, POP, Gentlewoman, and Vogue, while championing a more encompassing vision that thinks of fashion’s impact on the world. In 2016, Burns partnered with Creative Director Christopher Simmonds to independently launch PRINT Magazine, collaborating with photographers like Juergen Teller, Alasdair McLellan, David Sims, and Mert and Marcus to create engaging, optimistic visuals that enticed viewers. With her stylistic output, Burns has worked with and nurtured female forces in the industry like Harley Weir, Zoe Ghertner, Larissa Hofmann and design talents like Nensi Dojaka.

As a staunch advocate, Burns has used her platform to discuss important issues emphasizing sustainability, diversity, and body inclusivity in fashion, from co-launching initiatives like Resale Therapy to co-hosting events with The Sustainable Angle and as a mentor with Mentoring Matters, which aims to rebalance equality and opportunity for underrepresented creatives. As someone who experienced burnout, Burns has embraced a refreshing perspective for an industry so often on the go, spending the past few years studying Integrated Nutrition, Homeopathy, and Coaching. spoke to Burns about her start in the British media scene, becoming a student again, and what it takes to drive real change in the fashion industry.

Editor in Chief: Stephan Moskovic
Managing Editor and Interviewer: Irene Ojo-Felix
Director & Editor: Shahram Saadat
Art Director: Saena Redmond
Post Production: Ben Wulff
Special thanks to Anointed Charis, Leoniie Denett, Niamh Quinn, Emilie Bromley, Lucy Kumara Moore, Giorgina Jolly at Jolly Collective and Christopher Michael at Egos & Icons

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