Somi Han, the creative force behind Arrogant Cat, launched her brand in 1998 following her training at Central St Martin’s School of Art. Her fledgling label was started on a budget of just L100, and was first introduced to the public from tiny stalls at London's renowned Spitalfields and Portobello markets. It was an instant trading success. At the start of 2001, Somi joined forces with Edmund Chan, an MBA graduate with an extensive experience in the industry. They were soon able to open the first showroom in Great Portland Street followed by 6 further retail outlets.
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