When someone embodies style, grace and sophistication it makes every stop and admire their work. Even if it’s a duck walking around in rubber boots. And for celebrity fashion stylist and editor of two very popular magazines, Julian R. Lark is the embodiment of style. That’s why we have crowned him the 2015 Best of the Best Fashion Stylist. Here’s more of his amazing story:
From American InterContinental University graduate to a thriving stylist to the Editor-in-Chief of Kontrol Magazine, Julian Lark continues on a path to inspire, innovate, and lead. Julian is best known for his tremendous success as the fist of the strong armed magazine brand, Kontrol Magazine, a magazine that uses celebrities, underground artists, photographers, musicians, and models to infuse a totally new perspective of the entertainment and fashion industries into readers’ minds. Readers across the nation have taken notice of Julian’s ever evolving vision and ability to separate Kontrol from other similar-minded magazines.
Larks’ love for fashion began many years before Kontrol was even a pondered brain child. As early as year 2000, Julian Lark took what was at that time, a maturing Atlanta fashion scene. Julian’s creative foundation is built on his long-standing career in fashion and his confidence in following his own rules. Julian is best known for his celebration of the exuberant, the risqué, and the daring yet romantic confections of clothing he has produced over the years. His commitment to remain true to his one-of-a-kind vision has afforded him continued success in an industry known for its fickleness and his ability to change with the times while keeping his designs pure has not gone unnoticed.
Having begun designing for the House of Fever, Julian decided to make a dramatic change in his life and in late 2008; Kontrol Magazine was born. Having the ability to design gave him the creative autonomy to execute his vision to its fullest potential. And that potential has brought Kontrol to be one of the most sought after magazines in the industry by insiders. Today, Kontrol Magazine has given birth to two more parts of the organization, Kontrol TV and Kontrol Girls.
Julian Lark, both the man and the label, is constantly moving forward and continues to keep a strong foothold in the fashion industry with no signs of tapering off soon. Kontrol’s brand has Larks’ love of detail and design tattooed all over its print and online presence. His enthusiasm, creativity, and boundless talent has kept him at the forefront of fashion for the past 10 years and what will keep him evolving for years to come.
What makes Julian so unique is that his imagination never stops, he can go from transforming Grammy award winning artists such as Brandy, Kandi Burruss, Toni Braxton, TLC’s Chilli, and Lil’ Kim to making a Atlanta homemaker look like she just stepped out of the pages of Vogue. Over the years, he’s also had the pleasure of working with Jagged Edge, Teyana Taylor, and Aubrey O’Day, as well as renowned actresses like Lisa Raye, Raven Simone, and Elise Neal.
His primary goal is to make every client feel more glamorous than when they walked through the Kontrol office doors. Determined on continuously building a brand that caters to those look for an outlet that offers luxury mixed with edge, while offering mind stimulating reading material, Julian Lark is not only the right answer but the only choice for those who expect and deserve the best.