Today is the day before the HUGO Fashion Show. So it’s high time to properly introduce the two men behind the HUGO brand – meet HUGO designers Eyan Allen and Bart de Backer.
HUGO womenswear designer Eyan Allen is a real Englishman. At least at first sight. He was born in Leeds on June 29, 1971 and studied Fashion & Textile Design at the University of Central Lancashire and Menswear Fashion at the Royal College of Art in London. However, he started his career as a designer in Germany. In 2007 Eyan joined HUGO BOSS and has worked for the HUGO brand ever since. His favorite city in the world is New York and he tries to spend as much time at his NY home as possible. At our first encounter I was very impressed by this international man – Eyan is full of inspiration, always open to new ideas and he knows exactly what women want. When it comes to dresses, slim cut trousers and blazers Eyan simply knows best!
Bart de Backer is in charge of all the HUGO menswear designs. He was born in Belgium on August 5, 1976 and studied Fashion Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. After working for various designers in Belgium and the Netherlands, Bart joined HUGO BOSS in 2008. I love Bart’s rather quiet personality and his understated designs. And I am very proud that I could convince Bart to open up his own twitter account. Just like Eyan he is always open for new ideas and looking for new inspirations – and that is exactly why the two of them make such a great team.