President Dover Street Market, Comme des Garçons
The retail innovator has grown Comme des Garçons into global multi-brand fashion business with revenues of $220 million.
Having met at fashion school in Cape Town, the designer duo emphasises traditional East African craftsmanship and textiles.
Founder & Owner, Merchants on Long & Okapi
The South African businesswoman opened a concept store stocking ethically-produced African design, art and fashion, as well as her own handbag line.
Chief Executive, Woolworths Holdings
The veteran retailer leads South Africa's largest department store and oversaw its acquisition of Australia's David Jones chain.
The former South African banker founded the world’s third-largest luxury goods group which owns Alaïa, Chloé, Shanghai Tang and Dunhill.
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