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The class of 2012: Alexia Hentsch

Ahead of revealing this year’s 30 under 30 this weekend, Drapers is catching up 2012’s ones to watch. Today we speak to Hentsch Man founder Alexia Hentsch.

How did it feel being named in Drapers’ 30 under 30?

It felt great. I just sneaked in there as I was just 30 at the time, but it was a great feeling. It felt nice to be recognised in the same category as a lot of people that I think are very talented. I was very flattered.

What has happened in your career since then?

Since that article came out we’ve produced two more collections, opened two more pop-up stores, gone to Japan with the British Fashion Council, expanded our stockiest list and hired two more people.

Do you have any tips or advice for other people who want to get started in a career in fashion?

I would advise anyone going into it to think about it very carefully – it’s definitively much harder then I anticipated. But obviously it is worth it. So I guess my advice would be to keep calm and not stress. All will be well in the end.

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