Millar studied at Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, before working as design assistant to womenswear designer Justin Oh.
A researcher into cultural trends in relation to dress, aesthetics, youth movements, communications, and spirituality, Millar is also the author of two books on the history and development of symbolism, and the editor of People of Shambhala (http://peopleofshambhala.com)
“I’m excited to be marrying fashion to an understanding of trends in society, emotional symbolism, and brand message,” says Millar. “We know that fashion is often presented as a being very trivial by the media, but designers and brands often embody a richness of fascinating influences and insights. It’s time to take them seriously. And it’s time to give fashion consumers the respect they deserve as well. Apparel isn’t just about what’s on the surface. It’s about what’s on the inside.”
From streetwear to haute couture, fashion, says Millar, is the way many people dialogue with society about the values they have, and the kind of lifestyle they want.