The man behind the brand

 

Brand Heritage

"Through design, you’re giving a gift to someone. With that potential comes freedom of expression, and maybe that means trying something different." - Joseph Ribkoff

Over the years, the Joseph Ribkoff brand has blossomed into a touchstone for timeless, youthful style. Driven by a passion that has never ceased to propel our company’s vision, Joseph Ribkoff has been an ally to women, dressing them with flair and perfect fit for over 65 years. From our quality and distinctly designed products to our unwavering commitment to retail partners, Joseph Ribkoff’s values resonate in everything we do and create.

Today, his legacy lives on through the work of a devoted, talented team operating from the four corners of the world. Sold in over 60 international markets, Joseph Ribkoff is a global emblem of quality and elegance.

1957

Joseph Ribkoff inaugurates his label which exclusively designs women’s dresses With the support of his wife and friends, Joseph Ribkoff creates his namesake brand. He then goes on to win an award during his first year in business.

1978

Opening of new Montreal office Joseph Ribkoff’s consistent quality, fit, and contemporary designs see growing demand in Canada. With more demand comes the need for bigger production and office space.

1992

European market launches with one foot in Canada and the other in Europe for most of his career’s early years, it seems like the next logical step for Ribkoff to expand his business to the European market. He sees a promising future in the fashion hubs of London and Paris.

1994

Gaining industry recognition Joseph Ribkoff wins the Dallas Fashion Award in the dress category. Joseph Ribkoff wins the Drapers Award for Womenswear Brand of the Year.

2012

Continued acclaim Joseph Ribkoff winds the Drapers Award for Womenswear Brand of the Year for two consecutive year.

2017

Joseph Ribkoff celebrates 60 years in business A journey that started with a “happy accident”, as Ribkoff describes it, is still underway and flourishing after 60 years. Novacap acquires a majority stake in the company

2019

Opening of the European Manufacturing and Distribution hub

2020

Introduction of eco-responsible fabrications to Joseph Ribkoff Jeans collections

2021

Launch of occasion wear collection - Joseph Ribkoff Signature

 

The brand through the years

 

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