Previously financial types and creatives never found common ground when it came to business proposals. Now with the 21st Century seeing a new merging of mediums, bankers and lawyers seem to finding second careers within the fashion industry.
Key examples of those who have successfully crossed boundaries, include luxe shoe designers Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman of label Bionda Castana, a fashion insiders favourite, who set up the label after partnering together at Deutsche Bank and realised they could turn their skills into a profitable luxury business.
“I gained an understanding of cashflow and budgets,” says Barbieri, “And I am able to work in a fast paced environment.”(FT)
Nor is this trend confined to the UK. American Wall Streeter, Nancy Gibson, teamed up with financial friend, Jennifer Murray to create a sister arm to heritage brand, Robert Miller, called Edith A Miller.
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