Critic Profile – Haidee Findlay-Levin

← Critic Award Winners: Haidee Findlay-Levin
Haidee Findlay-Levin

Haidee Findlay-Levin is renowned within the fashion industry for both her iconic style and singular point of view. Her work reflects beauty and sexuality without compromising her feminist principles. Her vision is provocative, original, uncompromising, and always empowering. Haidee challenges traditional male and female identity, glorifying both the complexity and fluidity within.

In London, Haidee established herself as a stylist for alternative publications, such as Dazed+Confused, i-D, The Face, Purple, and Dutch, and as fashion editor for the Sunday Times Magazine. Haidee has always been a champion for new talent. As creative director for Italian leather brand Ruffo / Ruffo Research, she identified and collaborated with emerging talent such as Raf Simons, Veronique Branquinho, Haider Ackermann, AF Vandevorst, Sophia Kokosalaki, Paul Andrew, and Paul Surridge on innovative leather collections and shows for the brand.

As creative director for Asian lifestyle brand Raoul, Haidee oversaw design and brand development, conceptualized and art directed ad campaigns, and styled shows and presentations throughout Asia and in Milan and New York. She used her background in film and dramatic arts to pioneer the early use and creation of narrative short film as standalone branded content.

For the past 18 months, she has worked as creative director for Rachel Comey, overseeing all visual content for advertising, e-commerce, DTC email, and Instagram. She was the editor of Rachel Comey Zine.

Haidee is a contributing editor to T Magazine – The New York Times and to Harper’s Bazaar. She has worked in various editorial capacities for Vogue Italia, Nippon, China, Germany, Ukraine, and Mexico; M – Le Monde, Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman, Double, W Magazine, Numero, and Numero Homme, Man About Town, V Man, AMagazinecuratedby, Hercules, the Wall Street Journal, Cero, and The Last Magazine. She served as fashion director for Exit and Spin Magazine.

Haidee has collaborated with noted photographers Zoe Ghertner, Marius Hansen, Mert+Marcus, Steven Klein, Annie Liebowitz, Bruce Gilden, Yelena Yemchuk, Charlotte Wales, Sharif Hamza, Justin French, Azim Haidaryan, Misha Taylor, Kevin Mackintosh, David Abrahams, Ilan Rubin, Magda Kmiecik, Lea Nielsen, Charlie Engman, Blommers+Schumm, Maciek Kobielski, Anthony Cotsifas, Horacio Salinas, Jennifer Livingston, Cedric Buchet, Carlotta Manaigo, Bela Borsodi, Marcelo Krasilcic, Joanna McClure, Jody Rojac, Matthew Brookes, Vanina Sorrenti, Donna Trope, and Arthur Elgort.

She has styled shows and exhibits for Hussein Chalayan, Pucci, DKNY, A Detacher, Creatures of Comfort, Rachel Comey, Tess Giberson, Tom Scott, Bruce, Kenneth Ning, and United Bamboo, and has worked on shows in London and New York for Alexander McQueen and in Paris for Givenchy Couture.

She has extensive knowledge of fashion and photography and an ability to write about it. But largely, her imagination, keen eye, and celebrated aesthetic have made her a reliable resource to both clients and magazines.

Related Student Work

FIT, State University of New York

©2023 Fashion Institute of Technology