Biography

Diamandis had already acquired substantial fashion retail and production experience before studying fashion design at St. Martins in London.

After graduating in 1999, he was hired by Fake London to set up the seminal Fake London Genius denim-based sportswear line.

He joined Burberry as outerwear designer in 2001, an exciting time when the brand was being overhauled by Creative Director Christopher Bailey.

In 2003 premium Japanese denim brand Evisu approached Johnny to head up their global design; based in Asia, an exciting four-year period for the brand followed, during which they opened new stores around the world and showed on runway in Milan and New York.

Johnny relocated to New York in 2007 to pursue a number of independent projects and consultancies under his own name. He later launched New York based J. Panther Luggage Co. (J.P.L.C.) and co-founded one of China’s first premium men’s brands, AK Club, that shows on runway during MB Fashion Week.

Diamandis has taught as a visiting lecturer at The Royal College of Art in London, Parsons The New School in New York and The Academy Of Art in San Francisco.

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