About

Joh is a multidisciplinary and dynamic executive in the luxury fashion, retail and lifestyle sector, focused on building strong financially and strategically sound brands and organizations. Her expertise encompasses executive leadership, brand + business development & start-up launch, navigating culture change & team diversities, commercial development & integration, advisory services & interim management and merchandising. 

 

A natural mentor, Joh has shared her global luxury expertise with emerging design talent and start-up owners for years. Leveraging uncompromising brand management standards, she believes that understanding the roots behind one's drive to create a product or service is core to determining a brand's unique positioning and reason for being in the marketplace.

 

Joh is a lifelong advocate of social justice, women's rights and the performing arts, and an active volunteer for the Women's Refugee Commission, Same Sky Foundation, SAGE and Art of Motion. 

 

Leadership

COMME des GARÇONS 

US General Manager

Tenure 15 years

 

Prada 

SVP, Sales and Marketing 

Tenure 6 years

 

Victorinox

Global President & Executive Brand Board Member

Tenure 5 years

 

Hayward

Global Sales & Market Development

Tenure 4 years

 

Estée Lauder

Executive Director, Global Communications, Prescriptives

Tenure 3 years

 

Advisory

Clients (past + present)

A.W.A.K.E. Mode
Alejandra Alonso Rojas

ASHLYN

Considered Objects
Crown x Basquiat
Cunningham Group Architecture

Danielle Fichera
Gago Aix-en-Provence
Hayward Luxury

Hopper Goods

Jackie Kazarian
Jonathan Cohen
Kanye West

Lauren Bagliore
Micoli Studio
Nicholas K.
RTW Charleston
Slow and Steady Wins the Race

 

Collaborations

SCENARIO by Merce Cunningham x Rei Kawakubo

Introduced two trail-blazing creators from the worlds of modern dance and fashion, resulting in a unique collaborative work of choreography, costume & set design and performance. Represented COMME des GARÇONS throughout development and execution of the project.

 

Crown x Basquiat

Advised and worked closely with the family and estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat on a men's collection inspired by the spirit and style of the artist. Crown x Basquiat was launched in 2012 at fine men's specialty retailers across North America and Europe.

 

Remade in Switzerland by Christopher Raeburn x Victorinox

Spearheaded collaboration with British men's and women's fashion designer celebrated for his innovative recycling of military gear. The limited edition series of men's and women's product was created from up-cycled Swiss army surplus gear.

 

Pertex x Victorinox

Initiated a sustainable textile and outwear collaboration with one of the outdoor world's early champions of sustainability.

 

Chef Daniel Humm x Victorinox

Extended a culinary collaboration surrounding performance and sustainable materials in the professional cutlery category to dressing the chef + proprietor of Eleven Madison Park in his uniform whites.