The Select Guest
MEET | RAMYA GIANGOLA
Featured 12.18-12.24.17 | If you’ve delved into the Internet world of fashion, you’ve most definitely heard of Ramya Giangola, a self-proclaimed fan of The Beatles and exceptionally spicy foods, and the woman behind @gogoluxe. She’s graced the pages of every cool-girl publication from ManRepeller to The Coveteur, and this week, you’re in luck, because she’s joining the ranks of The Select Guests. Here’s the deal: This woman is always two steps ahead of the rest of us, with expert knowledge in every category we love from fashion and design to food and architecture, so of course, she serves as an official mentor with the CDFA Fashion Incubator panel and on the expert committee with DHL and IMG for its emerging talent program, DHL Exported, so to say she has a finger on the pulse of all things tomorrow is an understatement. And if all of this wasn’t enough, she’s also forayed her on-the-ground knowledge as an influencer and trend-predictor into her business, Gogoluxe, a wildly successful creative marketing and brand building agency. This mid-century art and architecture lover has us in the palm of her hand. Can’t you just tell that her Selects are going to be amazing?
Welcome to Ramya’s week.
more about ramya
Ramya maintains her finger on the pulse of what moves the fashion and design industry, simultaneously serving as a recognized influencer and tastemaker. While closely monitoring fashion, design, retail, food and architecture, Ramya is always a step ahead and on to the next thing, before it is the 'next thing.'
Ramya is uniquely positioned to understand and straddle the often disparate roles of commerce and creativity, achieving a balance between the two that translates to profitability for the businesses that rely on her expertise. Through Gogoluxe, Ramya ensures that her clients have both awareness of and access to the best from across all fashion and lifestyle disciplines. Ramya, along with her market team, is Gogoluxe clients’ trusted and respected brand ambassador, on the ground. In part, this is accomplished through her refined cultural sensitivity, through which she recognizes the varied needs between consumers in different parts of the world.
Ramya has been acknowledged by industry peers for her specialization in identifying emerging designer talent and knowledge of the international retail landscape. This includes the ability to recognize both the trend-ability and commerciality of brands within the portfolio of major specialty retailers. The Council of Fashion Designers of America engages Ramya as an official mentor with its CFDA Fashion Incubator program. She also serves on the expert committee with DHL & IMG for its emerging talent program, "DHL Exported."
In addition to understanding the direction of the industry and all things fashion, Ramya plays the part as well. Recognized for her personal style, she is often profiled by leading online publishers and selected by brands to be featured in marketing collateral and campaigns.