May 02 2014

Fashion Designer

Topics: Business, Entrepreneurship, Design
Interview Date: Nov-21-2013
Extraordinary Insights: Know what success means to you. Use that as the road map to building your buisness model.


Diane Kroe is many things: renowned fashion designer, sharp-eyed stylist, accomplished pattern drafter, expert woman’s apparel fashion buyer and savvy retail merchandiser – all of which inform her current role as the dynamic, forward-looking CEO of Diane Kroe Inc.

Diane’s ability blossomed early – by the age of 25, she had a successful wholesale label “La Rapp,” her designs sold by retailers across Canada. She also created collections shown at the Preta Porter-Paris. After these early triumphs, Diane opened her own retail location in Toronto –“Diane Kroe” – and was named “Best Designer Boutique” for eight consecutive years by The North Toronto Post. Diane subsequently sold the store and launched her “Travel Collection” in 2008. The success of the line led to designing collections for leading resorts, spas and hotels across Canada. [http://www.dianekroe.com/]

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