Richardson will join Harvey Nicholas as head of womenswear

Richardson will join Harvey Nicholas as head of womenswear

UK luxury fashion retailer Harvey Nichols has appointed Olivia Richardson as head of womenswear.

Richardson has most recently been consulting for several luxury and high street brands. She has previously served as senior womenswear buyer at department store retailer Selfridges, as well as head of buying at Liberty's.

In her new role, Richardson will report to group fashion buying director Anita Barr.

Commenting on the appointment, Barr said Richardson's "exceptional" judgement will help Harvey Nichols with its aim of becoming a formidable player in the global luxury market.