The  Lebanese/Armenian designer was selected by Starch foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Maison Rabih Kayrouz, to showcase his work. It was the first collection he designed under his own name, marking the beginning of his independent career.

 

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After the success of Starch, Krikor set up his own atelier at the young age of 23. It served him for a while, but it was when his family joined certain aspects of his work and established their family run business, that Krikor Jabotian truly flourished into a vibrant space where his work and imagination thrive.

 

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Krikor believes that the theory of fashion is that learning it at school is vital for establishing a base, and introducing the student to the world they’re about to set foot in. However, he finds that it is only through continuous research, practice, trial and error that you can understand what defines your style and which path to choose.