BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Alexander Pavlov

Vice President, Mercury Group, Chief Operating Officer, Tsum


The vice president of Mercury Group and chief operating officer of Tsum has led the department store through the recession.

Alexander Zielcke

Chief Executive Officer, Executive S.A.S.


Having catered to Colombia’s international designer fashion market for 20 years with his multi-brand boutique, he now operates concessions for the likes of Valentino, Corneliani and Etro.

Alla Verber



The discerning VP of Russia’s biggest luxury goods group TsUM (Mercury) was responsible for introducing high-end brands to her native country.

Anaïs Lafarge, Romain Joste & Guillaume Steinmetz

Founders, The Broken Arm


The founders of Parisian multi-brand boutique The Broken Arm have carved out a niche among creatives and international tourists.

Andrea Panconesi

Chief Executive, Luisa Via Roma


The cutting-edge retailer reinvented luxury merchandising and precise editing, drawing four million hits a month to the website.

Andrew Keith

President, Lane Crawford & Joyce


Having joined the Hong Kong multi-brand luxury retailer to bolster its menswear offering, he stayed to manage its mainland expansion.


Angela Hill & David Owen

Co-Founders, Idea Books


The duo turned a niche fashion archive bookstore into a destination beloved by fashion insiders.

Antonia Giacinti & Maurizio Purificato

Founders, Antonia


The power couple behind one of Milan’s most successful multi-brand boutiques is taking their model to department stores and Asia.

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