Bangladeshi designer weaving his way to Vogue
Moin Uddin, a Bangladeshi fashion designer and stylist, has been successfully working in fashion internationally for quite some time. He was honoured as one of the best-dressed gents at Vogue Fashion Night Out Sydney in 2018.
Hailing from Chattogram, Moin was intrigued by fabrics from a young age. He is an avid believer in tailored and personalised products. When it comes to clothes, he is passionate about innovative gent styles.
Moin moved to Australia in 2016. He has a Bachelor's in Marketing from Macquarie University in Sydney. Currently, he is pursuing his Master of Business Analytics Studies from the same university.
Moin was invited to a job interview at Heinemann Australia, a luxury retail company associated with top-tier brands like Louis Vuitton, Bally, Fendi, and Salvatore Ferragamo, among others. He wore a hand-made suit that he designed in Bangladesh to the interview. He was the first Bangladeshi to work in the company's Luxury Boutiques department in Australia. He also won the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in 2015.
Later, Moin joined the renowned menswear brand, Ermenegildo Zegna, as a luxury menswear specialist. He was approached by Vogue's master photographer Liz Sunshine around the same time. "Liz appreciated my style and included my photo in the magazine," shares Moin, who also attended the Melbourne Fashion Week in 2019.
He is currently working in supply chain and marketing with renowned brands like Roger La Viale, Ermenegildo Zegna, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Linen Club, Arvind, Tessuti, Jacquard, Australian Wool, and Merino Wool by providing high quality Cashmere fabrics.
Moin returned to Chattogram last year to establish his own menswear brand, Salvatorini. His brand combines the sartorial tradition of clothing with textile innovation. The designer believes that being ethical, transparent, and innovative is important in the fashion industry. He looks to create a fashion revolution for Bangladesh by taking his hand-made creations to global platforms.
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