Vivy Yusof

Co-Founder & Creative Director, FV Group

One of the modest fashion industry’s most influential voices in Southeast Asia, she has embarked on a global expansion plan to develop “go-to brands” for the sector.

Vivy Yusof

Vivy Yusof is the co-founder and creative director of FV Group, the Malaysia-based company behind modest fashion brands Duck and Lilit. The blogger turned entrepreneur launched her firm in 2010 with an initial focus on e-commerce before creating her own direct-to-consumer brands in 2014 and 2019 respectively. By 2022, Yusof had built a network of 14 physical mono-brand stores across Malaysia and Singapore and sold more than 3 million scarves from just one of her brands. Since entering the beauty category with a range of halal cosmetics, she has said her aim is to create “global household names” and turn Duck and Lilit into “go-to brands for modest fashion” as she accelerates exports to key modest fashion markets outside the region.

Her first venture FashionValet.com, an online marketplace that stocked over 400 brands spanning both the modest and mainstream fashion industries across Southeast Asia, became a major regional player but, by 2022, she had wound the venture down, shifting her focus to the modest fashion brands in the group portfolio. By that time, Yusof had amassed over 1.8 million Instagram followers and a loyal community on YouTube. She has starred in a reality show called “Love, Vivy.” and wrote a book on entrepreneurship called “The First Decade” (Penguin, 2022). She has a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Career History

VITAL STATISTICS

BORN1987
NATIONALITYMalaysian
LOCATIONMalaysia
MEMBER SINCE2022

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