By  on November 13, 2019

Raf Swiader was frustrated with the path most emerging designers were taking to launch a brand. So he created his own lane.

Since moving to New York from Poland in 1998 to pursue a fashion career, Swiader had followed the rules: get a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and land a design job — in his case designing women’s clothes for Olga Kapustina. After a decade of paying his dues on Seventh Avenue, he moved to Los Angeles to manage John Varvatos’ flagship. It was during that time he finally decided to fulfill his lifelong dream and launch his own brand.

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