Born and raised in France, Fanny Moizant spent her formative years in the fashion boutiques of her mother, learning the ins and outs of both style and business. In 2001, Moizant graduated with a degree in marketing from the Reims Business School and in 2007 completed a degree in fashion marketing at the Institut de la Mode in Paris.
After having her two daughters, Moizant was inspired to start her own company, after observing French fashion bloggers selling their out-of-season designer clothing, to reinvest in new, fashionable items. Moizant quickly saw a need for a dedicated platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their pre-owned items in a smart, inspirational and trusted way.
Moizant teamed up with five partners to launch Vestiaire Collective in France in 2009. At launch, they offered 3,000 items of second-hand merchandise collected from family and friends. Their first sale? One of Moizant’s own Gucci handbags, long coveted by a close friend.
After three years serving as the VP of Marketing, Moizant moved to London with her family and took on a new role of EMEA VP, in order to lead the company’s European expansion. Following the company’s success in securing its position as Europe’s leading resell site for desirable fashion, Moizant relocated to Hong Kong in 2017 to spearhead the company’s expansion into Asia Pacific.
Fanny is presenting as part of the Festival’s Business Seminar.