By  on September 14, 2018

LONDON — London may be known for its top design schools and avant-garde flair, but some of its fastest-growing businesses have nothing to do with traditional training or even cutting-edge design. Founded and run by creative or financial types with no B.A. or M.A. from Central Saint Martins or another school, a new wave of brands is bringing a healthy dose of commercial appeal to the city’s fashion scene.

The brands range from the modern eveningwear label Galvan to the contemporary handbag company Tara Zadeh and print aficionados Borgo De Nor. Their founders are socialites, fashion editors, fine art experts, models, financial whizzes, creative directors and high-spending customers who are bringing a wealth of marketing, sales, styling and social media know-how to the table.

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