5 minutes with: Krikor Jabotian


Krikor Jabotian initiated his studies at l’Ecole Superieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode. Shortly after graduating, he began working at Elie Saab’s creative department, an enriching first experience that introduced him to different aspects of the industry. Jabotian soon began developing his own independent designs. He was selected by Starch foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Rabih Kayrouz, to showcase his work. He created his first proper collection for Starch, which was received with great feedback, encouraging him to open his first atelier at the young age of 23.

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Defining moment of your career?

When I turned my company into a family business and became truly responsible of every aspect of my work.

Describe the theme of your latest collection.

This year marked several conquests for me, on a personal level and as a designer. White, the most dominant color in this collection signifies a new chapter, thus the name of the collection—Chapter One.

Preferred color palette?

I’m inclined to off white and powdery colors, a bit of a muted palette. But then again, I also love a bold striking red or a regal purple.

Which song represents your brand?

Eleni Karaindrou — By the sea.

10-year plan?

To grow and expand intelligently, building a maison with an enduring essence.

How big is your imagination?

So big I have to calm myself down.

Who would you like to see wearing your designs?

Sarah Jessica Parker.

Best quality?

Perseverance.

Krikor Jabotian’s Spring 2013 collection “Chapter-One”:

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