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Stefano Martinetto

Chief Executive, Tomorrow London

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Biography

Stefano Martinetto is chief executive and co-founder of Tomorrow London Ltd, a diversified fashion group whose mission is to champion and foster the power of entrepreneurial creativity within the global fashion industry. Tomorrow operates a breadth of services including brand consultancy, showroom and distribution, atelier, digital strategy and experiential retailing.

Martinetto’s innate understanding of the fashion industry comes from life-long immersion. As the fourth generation, Martinetto started his career in the family agency, A-L-E-X, before starting his own venture by partnering with game-changing designers including Walter Van Beirendonck , Dirk Bikkembergs and  Helmut Lang , plus Puma Black Station, Evisu and Raf Simons .

With a vision to build Tomorrow into an integrated group offering multiple services to brands and designers to support them in achieving their own ambitions, in 2011 Martinetto lead a merger between his Italian operations and Saturday Group - creating Tomorrow London. He and his co-founder Giancarlo Simiri took this over in November 2015 via an MBO, supported by Three Hills Capital Partners.

2017 saw the acquisition of 470MM, now Tomorrow Consulting, and Todo Srl, an Italian-based footwear and accessories production company.

In January 2018, Tomorrow announced its first IP investment into A-Cold-Wall*, creatively-led by Samuel Ross . Subsequently, Tomorrow has also invested in Coperni, the Parisian womenswear brand created by ANDAM winners Sebastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant. In summer 2019, Tomorrow also acquired the eponymous Julie Gilhart Consulting to boost the Group’s advisory capabilities to young brands, and announced a strategic partnership with Goods & Services, the US contemporary sales and distribution business.

Stefano Martinetto is also an investor in Ubooker, a direct model booking platform, and You Concept, an events company.

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Born
9 November 1973
Nationality

Italy

Location
United Kingdom

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