“Occupation? Difficult because I’m doing a lot of things,” Milan Vukmirovic told Gilt, but “doing a lot” is a serious understatement. In addition to founding the French men’s fashion magazine L’Officiel Hommes, he also works as a designer, photographer and creative director. He’s constantly photographed by GQ and street style blogs in recognition of his eternal sense of style, proving that fashionistos live a lifestyle all their own.
Here’s The Menswear Journal’s fact sheet on this prominent member of the fashion industry.
Birth year: 1970
Birth place: Paris, France — Ethnicity: Serbian
Height: 6′ 2”
Occupation: Creative Director of The Webster; Fashion Designer; Fashion Photography; Journalist; Stylist; Editor of L’Officiel Hommes; Creative Director of Trussardi (recently stepped down from this position)
“I do 20 hours of work each day,” he told Interview magazine. “I’ve even felt a little bit sick physically. But when you love what you do, it’s fine.”
How did Milan Vukmirovic end up working in fashion?: Milan’s career sky rocketed after he co-founded a French concept store Colette, where he then went off to be the design director for Gucci and the creative director for Jil Sander. Before all this, he interned with “Le Jardin des modes,” a monthly French fashion magazine.
What’s Milan Vukmirovic’s advice for succeeding in fashion?: In an interview with Vogue Italia, Milan said, “If you want to work in fashion, you need to know how to do many different things. If you do many different things, it feels like you lead many different lives.”
“I see a lot of movies, listen to a lot of music, read a lot of magazines. It’s very important to be like a sponge,” he told GQ. “That was the foundation of Colette: fashion, furniture, design. They’re all connected, and they all influence each other.”
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