Founder of I Love Ugly
Nationality: New Zealander
Following up on a stellar 2013, Valentin Ozich’s I Love Ugly brand continued to make waves in streetwear and fashion. The brand’s clean and minimalist aesthetic has continued to win over fans as has its well-defined marketing initiatives. While the brand has begun to build out an extensive range of items that extend beyond just apparel, they’ve also begun to make their global mark in physical form through the opening of their first non-domestic store in Los Angeles. With a well-charted plan in the works and the groundwork laid for international expansion, next year aims to be another year of growth and success for arguably New Zealand’s hottest streetwear export.