The Team

Darius Sanai


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 Kapparova


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.

Millie Walton

Digital & Art Editor

Millie joined the LUX team in 2013 and now runs LUX’s digital platform as well as the magazine’s art content. Alongside commissioning, editing and designing all of the magazine’s online features, she contributes art, fashion and travel stories to the print issues. She has interviewed artists such as Luc Tuymans, Shirin Neshat and Jacqueline de Jong, covered art fairs across the globe and written travel stories from the likes of India, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Colombia. She also writes fiction and poetry.

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.

Simon de Pury

Contributing Editor

Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art market. He is renowned for his legendary performance on the auction podium and for his deep and longstanding knowledge of the global marketplace.

From 2000 to 2012 he was Chairman and Chief Auctioneer of Phillips de Pury & Company. Earlier in his career he was Chairman Europe and Chief Auctioneer Worldwide at Sotheby’s. Simon has been instrumental in championing the careers of many contemporary artists, photographers and designers.

In 2010, he was the subject of an hour-long documentary on the BBC, titled ‘The Man with the Golden Gavel’. In 2010 and 2011 he was mentor in Bravo’s reality TV show ‘Work of Art: The Next Great Artist’.

He is an active charity auctioneer, and over the years has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for a number of charities and cultural institutions.

Maryam Eisler

Contributing Editor

Eisler is a London-based photographer, editor, and art patron.

Eisler holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Columbia University. She has held executive editorial roles on various arts publications, and is also a member of the Tate International Council, co-chair of Tate’s MENAAC acquisitions committee. She is also a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery, sits on the advisory board for Photo London, and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize.