Sometimes you meet people who just seem to be good at everything and skip through life without a care in the world, succeeding at whatever they turn their hand to. John Molloy is one of those people.
The Irish entrepreneur started his working life making gentlemen’s fishing, shooting and hunting clothing. He did a banking degree in Dublin before setting up an Irish clothing brand that he sold from the back of a horse box at Pitti Uomo and which was eventually snapped up by Barneys in New York. All this was done before the age of 20.
He took a year off to travel, did an MBA in France, worked at Kenzo menswear and then landed an executive position at L’Oreal in Switzerland. Somehow, amid all this, he managed to find time to marry a poet named Clara.