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Kiko Kostadinov

Designer, Kiko Kostadinov

The designers technical reinventions of uniforms and workwear, and buzzy collaborations with Asics, Camper and Stüssy, have positioned him as an innovator in fashion.

Biography

Kiko Kostadinov is the creative director of his self-titled label and of Mackintosh 0001, the British heritage brand’s premium line. His technical reinventions of uniforms and workwear, and his buzzy collaborations with Asics, Camper and Stüssy, have positioned him as an innovator in fashion.

Shortly after his graduation from Central Saint Martins in 2016, Kostadinov already had a spot on the London’s men’s schedule, a sponsorship from the British Fashion Council ’s NEWGEN initiative and a deal to sell to Dover Street Market . That December, he was announced creative director of Mackintosh 0001, where he expanded the label’s offering by introducing a modern, unisex wardrobe. 

In 2018, Kostadinov partnered with Japanese brand Asics to design footwear, a relationship that would evolve into the 2023 launch of a fashion line, Asics Novalis, made up of minimalist, logo-less pieces. In 2023, a unique collaboration emerged between Kiko Kostadinov and Heaven by Marc Jacobs , resulting in a collection that blended forward-thinking techniques with 1990s grunge.

He was named one of Forbes Europe’s 30 Under 30 in the arts and a semifinalist for the LVMH prize in 2019.

Vital Statistics

Born
4 November 1989
Nationality

Bulgaria

Location
United Kingdom
Member since
2023

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