Johnny Manglani is the owner/founder of UOMO Group which operates a chain of Luxury Menswear boutiques in Moscow since 1998 and in Singapore since 2010.
Since 2010 UOMO Group Singapore has been bringing the best of the best European luxury menswear to Southeast Asia. Through Johnny Manglani’s leadership UOMO Group has proved to be a leader in its segment, and has undeniably changed the menswear fashion scene in Singapore by opening six high-end boutiques in the upscale Marina Bay Sands (Stefano Ricci, Brioni, Zilli, Moreschi, Billionaire Couture, multi-brand UOMO Collezioni) and one more boutique in the Four Seasons Macau (Billionaire Couture). Between Russia and Asia UOMO Group owns and operates 20 boutiques and employs over 300 people.
Excellent service, highest quality products and respect for one another are core values of UOMO Group. Johnny leads employees by example and is actively involved in all aspects of the business. He encourages new ideas from each individual and motivates his team by giving his top management a sense of ownership. Members of the sourcing, creative, retail, development, and PR teams all have best practices provided by Johnny from his years of professional experiences. When you pair this kind of structure with a sense of ownership, it becomes obvious why UOMO Group underwent such rapid growth in a short span.
UOMO Group’s growth and success stems from Johnny’s foresight to strategically bring in brands which will cultivate growth. This steady methodology coupled with the ability to be flexible will guide UOMO Group to bring in more luxury brands, and open more boutiques in Asia, as well as develop its in-house brand JM Icon.
UOMO Group takes an international strategic approach when it comes to further expansion plans. It has already made the necessary small steps to increasing its presence in Asia by opening the Macau boutique in 2014 and is looking forward to opening more boutiques in Asia. The biggest stride UOMO Group has made so far is the creation and explosive growth of its in-house and innovative brand JM Icon by Johnny Manglani. JM Icon is on the forefront of men’s fashion and is a limited edition of luxury menswear with the core philosophy of being quality rather than quantity. In just a few short years JM Icon has become synonymous with luxury niche menswear brands that have been around for decades. This has prompted customers, distributors, and boutiques the world over to enquire about when, where, and how they can obtain JM Icon products.
UOMO Group also collaborates with other global luxury brands and publications in order to achieve awareness on an international scale. It is such alliances that have allowed Johnny to be interviewed in countless prestigious publications as well as television interviews on CNBC Asia and Bloomberg Asia, and being selected as Singapore’s top 300 Power Elite List by the Singapore Tatler. When it comes to Luxury Menswear Johnny competes very strongly with top brands in Moscow and has won the following awards in the last few years: RBK awarded UOMO Collezioni ‘Best Quality & Service Award’ in the fashion industry in 2007, UOMO Collezioni won The World Fashion Award in the category of ‘Best Fashion Brand for Gentlemen’ in 2009, and ‘Knighthood of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ signed by President Napolitano and Prime Minister Berlusconi in 2010.
UOMO Group has been a game changer in its industry and has earned itself a reputation of being the ultimate shopping destination in Singapore and Moscow. This is because Johnny Manglani has surrounded himself with a team which believes in his company vision and will devote itself to the fulfillment of it. Johnny Manglani believes his greatest assets are UOMO Team Members, creating team leaders for tomorrow fills him with a great sense of pride and achievement.
As such the company is run on a meritocracy philosophy which empowers each and every employee to share ideas and respectively make the company better. In one of the most competitive industries UOMO Group stays grounded by the good ethics and practices ingrained in the company culture as set by Johnny. With this winning formula UOMO Group is bound to continue emphasizing and building up its successful performance.