Rich Mess is an edgy, disruptive, luxury brand based in New York City and was founded by Ryan Richmond in 2018. Imagine euphoric nights that drift into psychedelic days alongside new friends with forgotten names. Rich Mess comes on strong. Never say sorry. Never say no. Never back down. Rich Mess is designed for the chic misfits of society that bask in the gritty, grimy beauty of reality. See through the façade of perfection and revel in the extravagance underneath.
The Rich Mess scent, a creation of master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, is the winner of the 2019 Art and Olfaction Award for best independent fragrance. Decadent, unapologetic and always seeking more.
"Rich Mess is for those who beg of life: mess me up."
Ryan Richmond grew up in Kennebunk, Maine and began cultivating his love of fashion at a young age, drawing models from magazines. A passionate artist, he moved to New York City to attend Pratt Institute, where in addition to drawing and painting, he pursued fashion advertising, art directing and graphic design – skills that afforded him opportunities to work for high-end luxury brands such as Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo and many others.
However, unhappy with the soullessness he experienced in the industry, Ryan left it with a mission to return with his own brand that would operate under his own ethics. Before leaving the fashion industry, he met and worked with master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, who in 2018 brought Ryan’s vision to life.