Vanessa Bruno was surrounded by the fashion industry growing up as her mother was a Danish supermodel and founder of a French fashion house, Emmanuelle Khan. Rather than following her mother’s footsteps towards modelling, Vanessa Bruno turned to fashion design. By 1992, she launched her own label specializing in a bohemian and modern twist. Three years after that, she went to launch Athé. Despite keeping a low profile, Vanessa Bruno has 300 stores across the globe and 35 freestanding stores.