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Adrian Joffe Biography

Adrian Joffe

Facts of Adrian Joffe

Date of Birth: 1953
Birth Nation: South Africa

Quick Timeline of Adrian Joffe

1993 Got Married
1993 Became CEO
2004 Oversaw Dover Street
1953 Born in South Africa

Detail Timeline of Adrian Joffe


Got Married

In this year Adrian married her girlfriend Rei Kawakubo, the founder and fashion designer of Comma des Garcons and Dover Street market. The couple is still together.


Became CEO

This year, following his marriage with Rei, Adrian became the CEO of “Comme des Garcons International”. And now he is also the president of “Dover Street Market International”. 


Oversaw Dover Street

Joffe oversaw the opening of “Dover Street” in London. The multi brand retail concept was extended to Tokyo after two years and opened in New York in late 2013. 


Born in South Africa

Adrian Joffe was born in 1953, in South Africa to his parents and at the age of eight, he along with his parents moved to London. Talking about his nationality, Joffe is South African.


After completion of his high school level education, Joffe enrolled at "School of Oriental and African", where he majored in Oriental studies, focusing on Tibet. Eventually, the school was closed and he moved to Japan for his further studies.

While Adrian's sister began a small knitwear company, “Rose Joffe”, he started working as the distributor in Japan. Joffe started helping her, licensing the business and being involved in it. Moreover, at that time he noticed the Kawakubo’s rapidly expanding empire and growing legion of diehard fans.

Further in 1987, one of his friends mentioned that Comma des Garcons was looking for a commercial director in Europe and asked if he was interested. Though he was involved in his sister's business, Joffe accepted the job and moved to Paris.

With a great passion and dedication, he worked there and as a result, Joffe soon became the president. And now being the president of conceptual, anti-establishment fashion brands, “Dover Street Market International” and “Comme des Garcons International”, Joffe oversees the international arms of the company. 

Adrian Joffe is a married man, he tied up with his wife Rei Kawakubo after dating for around a year, in Paris. The beautiful couple is still together and living a happy life together.

Being at the top in the fashion industry, Joffe definitely earns a tremendous amount. His lavish life style indicates that he has a good net worth. Though his net worth hasn't revealed yet, looking at his career we can assume that he might have his net worth in 7 digits figure.