57 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Who you need to know Owner Jo Davies
Brands include Acne, Equipment, Nobody, Preen Line, Retrosun, Splendid
What an astonishing, eventful year for premium womenswear indie Black White Denim. Founder Jo Davies only opened the indie’s doors in September 2010, but in the past year it made the shortlist at the Drapers Fashion Awards for the Best New Business category – a notable accolade for any retailer, but especially significant as Black White Denim was Davies’s first move into fashion.
In her first full year of trading, Davies racked up a number of other achievements, including launching a successful transactional website, opening a pop-up shop in Manchester city centre and securing exclusive pieces from sought-after designers such as Richard Nicoll and Mark Fast.