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.
Founder, Marfa Journal
As the founder of Marfa Journal, Gordienko has developed her Central Saint Martins graduation project into a full-time creative pursuit.
Vice President, TsUM (Mercury)
The discerning VP of Russia’s biggest luxury goods group was responsible for introducing high-end brands to her native country.
The much-photographed editor started at American Vogue in accessories and has helped launched Tatler and Allure in her native Russia.
Editor-in-Chief, Garage Magazine
Following Vice’s acquisition of Garage in July 2016, she has emerged as a powerful behind-the-scenes player connecting fashion with the media empire as it sets its sights on the industry.
Editor-in-Chief, Elle Russia
The one-time stylist is emerging as an influential voice in her native Russia.
TV-host & Writer
As a career broadcaster, she edited L’Officiel Russia for a decade, launched a PR agency, and now has a burgeoning digital presence.
Designer, Gosha Rubchinskiy
His gritty approach to fashion design has made him a poster child for post-Soviet youth culture.
General Manager, Babochka
Her family’s stores and monobrand boutiques for Chanel, Fendi, Giorgio Armani and Valentino lead the St Petersburg fashion retail sector.
Chief Executive, JamilCo
Chief executive of one of Russia’s leading distributors of high fashion, whose clients include Salvatore Ferregamo, Sonia Rykiel and Burberry.
Since being signed on as a Prada exclusive for Spring 2017, Grikaite has appeared in the brand’s campaigns, and various Vogue editions.
Owners, Mercury Retail Group
Hailed as the ‘czars of Russian retail’, the business duo brought brands like Gucci and Brioni to their native country.
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