The Team



Darius Sanai is Editor in Chief and Publisher of LUX. He is an Editor in Chief at Condé Nast International and Editor in Chief of Baku magazine. He was also launch Editor-in-Chief of LE PAN, an Asian luxury wine magazine, from 2015-2017. A renowned commentator on the luxury industry, he runs a private agency, Quartet Consulting, which consults UHNWIs and corporations on branding, media, luxury and image.

He has launched and edited more than 25 magazines for Condé Nast over the past 15 years. A former newspaper foreign correspondent, BBC World TV presenter and feature writer, he is also a contributing editor of GQ and speaks about collectibles at Financial Times conferences. He read PPE at Oxford University (where he launched his first magazine) lives in London, speaks several languages and collects modern classic cars and wines.

The Young Journeymen Studio

Creative Direction

The Young Journeymen Studio is an award winning contemporary design studio, dedicated to LUX magazine, that combines classical aesthetic and discipline with the avant-garde.

Serena Hamilton

Managing Editor

Serena Hamilton worked for many years as a managing editor on numerous titles at Conde Nast, before joining LUX as managing editor.



Gauhar has been working in fashion for 20 years. She is the owner of a multi-brand fashion business and one of the pioneers of high fashion entrepreneurship in her homeland of Kazakhstan. A former Editor-in-Chief of L’Officiel magazine, Kazakhstan, she is currently studying at Harvard Business School and is based between London, Milan, Almaty and Cambridge, Massachussetts. She was appointed Editor-at-Large of LUX in 2016.


Digital Editor

Millie joined the LUX team in 2013 and now runs all of LUX’s digital platforms, as well as contributing art and travel features to the print version of the publication. She has written from all corners of the earth from Switzerland to Colombia, Devon to Monaco, Montenegro to India and has interviewed the likes of Idris Khan, Tierney Gearon and Chopard’s Caroline Scheufele. Previously Editorial Associate at Condé Nast Contract Publishing, she is currently roaming the globe collecting travel stories. In her spare time, she writes fiction and poetry.


Partnership Executive & Editorial Contributor

Kitty is a scientist by training and an editorial writer by day for Condé Nast Contract Publishing. She first started with LUX in 2012 and contributes to content and interviews, that include: Nobuyuki Matsuhisa (Nobu head chef and owner), Anita Zabludowicz, Maxime Buchi and Marie-Claire Daveu. She can speak British Sign Language and with her rapid research skills and inquisitive nature she hopes MI5 might headhunt her one day.

Andrew Lindesay

Chief Sub-Editor

Lindesay worked in art galleries and museums for a number of years before moving into book and magazine publishing. When not subbing for LUX he works as a book designer.

Caroline Davies

Contributing Writer

Caroline’s day job is at the BBC in London where she is a television reporter. Previously, she worked on editorial for an art and culture magazine at Condé Nast in London. She also writes for GQ and other lifestyle titles. An experienced writer and interviewer, her previous subjects have included Angela Missoni, Philip Treacy, Barnaba Fornasetti, Sir Terrence Conran and Tracy Emin.