Creative, Strategy, Content Production Company: HK-SH-LA
Founded by Artist and Filmmaker YiZhou, YiZhouStudio is a dynamic production and strategy company that works to bridge the east and the west and indulges in technological innovation in its approach. Working closely with Fashion and Art industry since 2010 from Shanghai, it has now developed into productions in the entertainment biz and VR fields in HK and LA. YiZhouStudio also produces lifestyle products by YiZhou and / or in collaboration with lifestyle brands and institutions.
As chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris, Pamela Golbin is the custodian of one of the most significant and extensive collections of fashion and textiles in the world. Golbin has personally staged important exhibitions on the work of iconic fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet, Hussein Chalayan , Valentino, Dries Van Noten and Marc Jacobs , many of which attracted several hundreds of thousands of visitors.
John Frierson is the President of Fred Segal. Frierson has over 25 years of branding, licensing and business development skill. Before joining the iconic Los Angeles retailer, Frierson founded the Lifestyle/Licensing Group at Creative Artists Agency, where he created celebrity and designer brands for major retailers worldwide including Target, Bloomingdales, John Lewis, David Jones, and more. During his tenure at CAA, Frierson generated over $3B in retail sales for dozens of new brand initiatives via licensing and IP extensions. The represented brands ranged from retailers such as Missoni and TOMS, to lifestyle clients such as Cheesecake Factory and California Baby.
Prior to CAA, Frierson created and ran his own successful branding/licensing agency with offices in New York and Paris. He was directly responsible for generating licensing revenue, and managing marketing budgets for global brands such as Adidas, Coty Inc., Moët & Chandon, Jil Sander, VOSS and Dom Pérignon. His agency brought in over $100M in annual billing.
John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of North Carolina, taught design at Parsons and in his spare time he grew and sold thousands of pounds of garlic at his farm in Connecticut. John lives in Los Angeles with his super talented wife and two daughters.
"Global Intuition is a truly modern brand for the global citizen. Designed simultaneously in Asia and LA, it marries art and fashion and pop culture. We’re happy to host Yi Zhou here at Fred Segal." - John Frierson