TV presenter, style entrepreneur and fashion columnist DARREN KENNEDY is regarded as one of the UK and Ireland's most stylish men.
He has a big year ahead of him. For television, he will next appear in the brand new BBC One show YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal. The show will feature participants who are in need of a ‘pick-me-up’ makeover. Darren will be one of the four stylists on the show helping the people undergo their style transformation in a bid to make them feel comfortable in their own skin, regardless of size. Darren also founded one of the fastest growing grooming ranges coming out of Ireland, the award-winning KENNEDY AND CO which includes SPF moisturiser, revitalising eye gel and purifying peat face scrub . It has been so well received, the range will soon be available to buy globally on Amazon https://kennedycogrooming.com/..read more
Darren has hosted TV shows on BBC, CHANNEL 5, ITV and the Irish National Broadcaster RTE, as well as in the US having hosted live segments on FOX, ABC, OXYGEN, the CW NETWORK and E! UK to a combined audience of over 160 million. Talented at creating content as well as presenting it, his first documentary, ‘GAY DADDY’ (developed and authored by Darren) was broadcast to critical acclaim and trended world-wide on Twitter, whilst his latest series, ’THE UNEMPLOYABLES’, which he co-devised as well as hosted, was nominated for best new TV format at the European Broadcasting Union Awards.
As an accomplished writer, Darren has a weekly style column in the Irish Independent and contributes to Beverley Hills Lifestyle Magazine in the US. He has contributed to titles such as The Telegraph, Hello!, Askmen (UK and US), Attitude and Irish Tatler. As well as a seasoned style writer, Darren has also made his mark on the digital sphere maintaining a strong audience across all social media channels. Darren’s popular #SixtySecondStyle videos regularly hit up to a million views on Instagram and he’s a regular on the front row over London Fashion Week and LFWM. Kennedy has also hosted LONDON FASHION WEEK FESTIVAL alongside Laura Jackson as well as Darren hosting live on the red carpet with RIVER ISLAND at THE BRIT AWARDS.. With Darren’s inherent grasp for all things style, media and culture he is a go-to for some of the world’s most influential brands, recently working with the likes of HUGO BOSS, BMW, MR PORTER, M&S, TOPMAN, REISS, NESPRESSO and MAC COSMETICS. Darren’s passion for style also led to his own contemporary suiting and outerwear line, in collaboration with Ireland’s finest tailor LOUIS COPELAND, which produced six sell-out collections.
Darren holds a first-class honors degree in International Business & Languages and is a fluent French speaker. His other passions include travel, fitness, wellbeing and animals.