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Founder & CEO
Kris knows the fashion business! After living in China for 3 years he has a strong understanding of the sourcing, distribution and supply chain management required to execute flawless product delivery strategies for global customers.
For ten years, Kris has been elevating the efficiency of operations with Glam & Glitter, his family owned fashion accessories business. Most recently, he spearheaded a re-branding campaign and expanded product distribution to global sales markets, forging strong international client relationships. His latest creation Black Suede Studio is the result of a keen sense for business development and recognizing gaps in the marketplace. With Kris at the helm, driving operations and product sourcing, Black Suede Studio is delivering high-quality footwear at competitive prices to leading retailers worldwide.
Co-Founder & VP of Merchandising
With close to 20 years experience in the industry, Anne-Marie has fashion in her blood. As a product developer for the ALDO group, she has built footwear collections for all corporate and international stores. With her sharp sense of fashion trends and consumer behaviour, she garnered the reputation of a shoe expert who consistently delivered top sellers each season.
After starting a family, it was time to take her career to the next level by co-founding Black Suede Studio. She continuously leverages her experience to develop on trend footwear to serve branded retailers globally. With Anne-Marie’s vision and drive she has led the way to developing the Black Suede Studio brand.