Editor in ChiefDarius Sanai is Editor in Chief of LUX and owner of parent company LUX Global Media. He is a consultant Editor in Chief at Condé Nast International. He launched Vogue Hong Kong in 2019 and has launched and edited more than 25 media brands for Condé Nast over the past 15 years.
A renowned commentator on the luxury industry, he is a partner in Quartet Consulting, which advises UHNWIs and corporations. Darius is a regular speaker at Financial Times and wealth management conferences and sits on the board of several media and travel companies. He also runs a fine wine and art consultancy.
A former newspaper foreign correspondent and BBC World TV presenter, he read PPE at Oxford University (where he launched his first media company, and made his first loss) and collects fine wine, modern classic machines, and punk memorabilia.
Serena Hamilton worked for many years as a managing editor on numerous titles at Condé Nast, before joining LUX as managing editor. As well as co-ordinating editorial pages, Serena also works on the commercial side of the business.
Editor at Large
Gauhar Kapparova owns and runs luxury and fashion businesses and divides her time between New York, London, Milan and Kazakhstan. She interviews leading figures in fashion, enterprise and style for LUX.
Chief Contributing Editor
Maryam Eisler is a London–based photographer and author. She regularly contributes photographic stories and artist interviews to LUX. She has also contributed photographically and editorially to Vanity Fair (‘On Art’ – UK), Harpers Bazaar Art, Harpers Bazaar Interiors and Vogue Arabia.
Simon de Pury
Auctioneer, art dealer, curator, photographer and DJ, Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art world. For LUX, he writes about the art market, emerging trends and digitalisation.
Maria is LUX’s Managing Editor. With over 20 years of experience, including 12 at Condé Nast Britain, she has coordinated projects from the worlds of luxury, fashion, business, travel, contemporary art.
Torri Mundell has been telling stories in print and online for almost 20 years, working as a writer and editor in the worlds of fashion, lifestyle and culture and creating content for newsstand magazines and luxury brands. She is currently a senior editor at Condé Nast and the commissioning editor at LUX.
Chief Sub Editor
Andrew trained and worked in art galleries and museums as a curator and keeper of fine art for a number of years before moving into academic and art publishing where he worked as a book editor, designer and typesetter. When not subbing for LUX, he continues to work as a freelance book designer and sub-editor for various clients, ranging from poetry publishers to lifestyle magazines.
Samantha Welsh is a Contributing Editor of LUX, with responsibility for interviews in our Philanthropists and Leaders series. She is a Partner of Quartet Consulting, and has spent more than 20 years advising private clients on luxury, retail and real estate assets and strategy, based in Paris and London. She also is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and graduate of the Institut de Construction et Habitation, Paris.
MT is a London-based art advisor who started her career at Vogue in NYC. After working for various contemporary art galleries, she now consults private and corporate clients on all things art-related. Since 2018 she’s been running the Castel Caramel residency for contemporary artists in the South of France.
Sophie Neuendorf is Vice President at artnet, based between Madrid and New York. She regularly contributes stories about the art market, digitalisation, and art as an asset class.
Online Editor and Coordinator
Candice graduated from the University of Nottingham having studied politics and international relations. Her other major interests include art and fashion, and she worked at Paris Fashion Week in 2019. Keen to enter the media industry, she joined LUX in October 2020.
Ella Johnson studied English at the University of Oxford before joining LUX as a Graduate Trainee. She is a former Editor-in-Chief of LUX’s sister publication, the Oxford Review of Books, and has previously interned at Condé Nast. She has been contributing to LUX since 2017, writing variously on travel, lifestyle and youth culture.
LUX has an annual graduate traineeship scheme for eligible recent graduates. Our trainees for 2020-21 have now been appointed. We will post details of our 2021-22 scheme here in due course.