A native of Blythewood, South Carolina, Josh Ratliff, is an experienced fashion stylist and consultant with a resume that spans the international fashion industry. At the young age of 16, Ratliff began working as a production assistant and stylist to the producers of fashion weeks in Charleston and Atlanta, as well as the producer of Couture Fashion Week in New York City. Ratliff is a graduate of the prestigious Art Institute of Charleston with a degree in Fashion and Retail Management and was the first African American male to graduate from the institution with the respected degree. Ratliff also interned under Annie Van Harlingen, head designer of the apparel and jewelry design label, Van H. Designs; known for designing eccentric cocktail jewelry for the likes of Fern Mallis, Anne Slowey, Cynthia Bailey, Vanessa Lachey and Janie Bryant. After interning under the Van H. Designs label, Ratliff also interned under Army Wives Costume Shopper and Celebrity stylist, Andrea Serrano.
Ph: Jordan Tarrant
MUA: Elayna Lyon
Styling: Josh Ratliff
Models: Tout Talent
Styling Assistant: Lauren Young
By the time he was 19 years old, Ratliff had moved on from styling and producing these fashion weeks to working with IMG, the producer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in New York. While working as a production assistant and stylist under the IMG brand, Ratliff has worked with some of the most renowned names in fashion, including the likes of Vera Wang, Roberto Cavalli and True Religion.
After more than 8 years of working as a stylist and runway coordinator with various fashion weeks and IMG, Ratliff decided it was time to branch out and start working for himself as a stylist under his own name. Since 2006 Ratliff has worked as a fashion stylist and image consultant, working throughout Charleston, Miami and New York.
Founded in 2006 by fashion stylist and consultant Josh Ratliff, Josh Ratliff is a boutique style agency providing a full range of wardrobe styling services for tv/film, runway, editorial, and advertising industries. Based in Miami, Florida, Josh Ratliff uses a combined knowledge of fashion, beauty, and music to bring a fresh, innovative perspective to the ever-changing world of fashion.
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