Measure for measure: Olivier Stamm studies international management, wants to establish himself as a fashion entrepreneur, and is looking for a partner.
Olivier Stamm spent the 2015/16 academic year in Shanghai. He met the director of a contract tailoring company, and on his return journey on a container ship, which took several weeks, he had an idea: Stamm decided to supply Swiss customers with tailor-made suits from the Far East, at less than 400 Swiss francs for a jacket, trousers, and a shirt. “I definitely target price-conscious customers,” explains the 25-year-old entrepreneur. The first order for a friend arrived last fall, and since then Stamm has been working on optimizing the logistics and processes. Next fall, he wants to start an extensive campaign to market xifu (Mandarin for “western clothing”). He is, however, dependent on help as he is about to travel back to China for the first two semesters of his Master’s degree program. That is why he is now looking for a partner, ideally another student to hold down the fort and develop sales in Switzerland. “Enquiries,” according to Stamm, “are always welcome.”