Arie Fabian’s passion for people, entrepreneurship and brands has led him on an exciting journey of creative commerce. To start, Arie transformed Fabiani, the fashion retailer founded by his father in 1978, from that of a multi-brand retailer into the most desired leading luxury menswear brand in South Africa – through years of innovation, experimentation, failure, success and hard work. As Managing Director of Fabiani, he was the first to import the premium denim brand, G-Star RAW into South Africa.
In 2011, Arie sold Fabiani, along with the G-Star RAW mono-brand, to TFG (The Foschini Group). Through his keen insight and own ideology: “Unlocking Value Brands", Arie was able to grow the Fabiani brand and TFG footprint even further as Brand Director. Since 2017, Arie founded and became partner at Paragon Capital Partners, a creative consultancy for entrepreneurs and brands.