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Double Cheque S1 Ep4: Anna Domnic

Anna Dominic is the founder of avant-garde fashion brand Ganor Dominic, producing shoes and accessories worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and Nicole Scherzinger. Recently, Anna has found herself taking a step back from the business and allowing herself to discover what lies beyond the sketches and the industry in general.

She also details her experiences in the cutthroat world of fashion, from meeting her muse to making connections. Now that she has temporarily relieved herself of her Ganor Dominic duties, what’s next for Anna? Listen to our conversation as she goes through her plans for the future.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Anna built and grew a successful fashion brand with her sister

  • Her decision to step back from the brand and what she plans on doing next

  • Her creative influences, including sculptures, designers, and photographers


Show Notes

  • [00:03] Introducing Anna

  • [00:51] What role does instinct play in Anna’s decision making?

  • [02:45] What changes through the years made Anna realize that she needed to listen to her feelings more?

  • [04:10] What roles did her family members play during the business’ inception?

  • [06:31] Anna on the origin of her business’ name

  • [06:55] Why was Greek mythology a major influence in Anna’s company’s branding?

  • [08:30] How important is gaining experience in the industry before starting your own business? Do longer years equate better performance and success?

  • [10:25] How Anna felt pressure starting her own business early due to his father’s background as an entrepreneur

  • [12:27] Why did Anna decide to take a step back from running her own brand?

  • [16:34] How did Anna’s “conversation with herself” proceed? Did the decision feel easy for her?

  • [17:54] What were the advantages and disadvantages of Anna’s family’s involvement in her business? How did this influence their personal relationships?

  • [21:22] Where does Anna envision herself in the next few months or years?

  • [24:12] What was Anna’s experience like being in the shoemaking industry for quite some time? What industry-specific challenges did she have to overcome?

  • [26:16] What advice does Anna have for those just starting out in the field and are very passionate about it?

  • [31:57] If Anna were to invest in any startup company or even person, what/who would it be and why?

  • [35:12] If Anna can choose anyone to invest in her business, who would that person be?

  • [35:59] Closing remarks


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