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CHIDI ACHARA

  • OCCUPATION

    Creative Director, Cole Haan

  • HOMETOWN

    London, UK

  • CURRENT RESIDENCE

    SoHo

While he's currently in house at Cole Haan, Chidi Achara has spent the last 20+ years amassing an impressive portfolio of creative direction. With Chidi at the helm, brands ranging from Ferragamo to Ralph Lauren, from Nivea to Radeberger have flourished. Oh yeah - he's also an acclaimed fashion photographer

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY”, WHO WOULD IT BE? Jay McInerney – I’m a sucker for the 80s

WHAT OR WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU RECENTLY, AND WHY? Incredible novel by the British writer William Boyd called “Any Human Heart”

WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT AND WHY? Headphones to block out the clamor 

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? Big Sur

WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE? A Tale of Two Cities