Q&A

Mike Hoffman

Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and activewear, had consolidated sales of US$ 2.30 billion in calendar year 2014. Mike Hoffman, president of the company, shares insights into the global activewear market with fibre2fashion.com.

Adolfo Domínguez

Adolfo Domínguez

Fashion is to affirm today what you denied yesterday. It’s quite stimulating to work for a change without losing your own identity, your original sound. Another challenge is to find the balance between art and business: a designer has to be an artist but cannot forget to work on the customer.

Daniel Wingate

Escada

Daniel Wingate is the Fashion Director of Escada and is associated with the company since 2003. He thinks that a garment should be ageless, timeless, and yet modern in design

Baukjen de Swaan Arons

Isabella Oliver

Isabella oliver is catering to expecting mothers since 2003. Its founder feels that maternity wear is not a luxury product in the sense that there is a need to be fulfilled. Just sizing up is not a strategy that works for the whole pregnancy

Alberto Ciaschini

Hidesign

Alberto Ciaschini is the lead designer at Hidesign, based in Milan and keeps the other designers updated on designs, styles, concepts, finishes, fittings, leather, texture, feel etc. He creates the two main collections at Hidesign for Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter. He has been with Hidesign sinc

Ms.Safia Minney

People Tree

Safia Minney is founder and director of Fair Trade and environmental fashion and lifestyle label People Tree. Safia has turned a life-long interest in environmental, trade and social justice issues from a lifestyle into a Fair Trade business. Safia’s background is in marketing and publishing. She w

Mr. David Cummings

U.S. POLO ASSN.

The U.S. POLO ASSN. brand is the official brand of the United States Polo Association, the non-profit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States since 1890. It is the only brand that truly represents the heritage and tradition of the sport of polo, not just a lifestyle. Their produ

Stuart Stockdale

Jaeger

Stuart Stockdale graduated in fashion design from Central St. Martins and gained his M.A. from the Fashion School at the Royal College of Art, London. Stuart Stockdale - Jaegers Design Director, is responsible for the design direction across Jaegers portfolio. Stuart‘s broad international ex

Mr. Claudio Grotto

GAS

Claudio Grotto is the Managing Director and Founding Chairman of Grotto Spa., the company that designs, produces and distributes in more than 50 countries apparel, footwear and accessory collections under the GAS label for men, women and children. An international company determined to consolidate i

Mark Bezner

OLYMP

Born 11 March 1963, Mr. Mark Bezner, Owner & CEO of OLYMP, studied economic sciences (marketing/finance) at the Business School/University of California, Los Angeles/USA, graduating with magna cum laude honours in 1987. Mr. Bezner got his career start with Procter & Gamble (Bad Schwalbach) as a

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