Executive Search - Luxury & Fashion - Global Reach

Executive Search | Consulting & Interim | Fashion & Luxury

SILK Search is a consultancy practice, led by Principal Consultant & Founder Kellie McSorley. We identify and track the career achievements of Fashion & Luxury industry leaders, who successfully build businesses and deliver exceptional results.

We believe there is a need to future-proof organisation’s by shaking up the traditional talent structures, to create a modern, fit for purpose eco-system of talent with evolving ideas, creativity, and agility. This means a combination of employed and independent talent, working in collaboration to achieve common goals.

Accurately defining the business need and selecting the right talent can mean the difference between stagnation or growth. Our expertise helps you make the choice that’s right for your organisation.

We do what we do because we believe in the power of people.  



Kellie McSorley is a global expert in assessing and recruiting first-class leadership talent for Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle brands. Known for her discretion and care in bringing people together, she is passionate about creating mutually beneficial relationships between clients and talent. 

Kellie launched SILK Search in 2008, and has since identified and attracted Executive talent across all executive functions for clients including The YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, Lane Crawford Joyce Group, All Saints, Victoria Beckham, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein) and MCM Worldwide.

Prior to developing her London-based venture, Kellie led teams specialising in Consumer Goods for Executive Search Firm’s Norman Broadbent in the UK and The Slade Group in Australia, she also lived in Dubai where she headhunted talent for the Middle East and Africa regions. Beginning her career in her native Australia, in Retail and Training, she gained her Retail grounding with Esprit, and Melbourne based footwear label, Mollini.

"The most innovative and progressive brands making the greatest strides are being bold and taking risks when building teams of talent" - Kellie McSorley, Founder SILK Search

The values we live by, that guide our actions, unite our people and define our brand…



we service our clients and candidates equally



we are honest, open, respectful and fair



we are listeners, not talkers



we know the great Leaders of today and tomorrow, in Fashion & Luxury

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