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Jul 20, 2014
Nov 11, 2010
Male Brooklyn, New York, US
Mayhem #1930849 Clothing Designer
John Byrd Olivieri. CEO and head designer for Nepenthe has always appreciated all forms of art, but realized at a very young age that his passions and obsessions were all centered on fashion. After this epiphany, John began sketching, studying, and dedicating all of his free time to his dream, which was launching his own women’s wear collection that focused on independent women who were not afraid to take risks. In 2007, NEPENTHE was born.
‘Nepenthe’ is a drug used by the Greek to relieve pain and Sorrow. The meaning of the company's name is synonymous with John's passion for designing and creating beautiful and unique garments. The brand has been featured in the spring 2011 issue of Sparxx magazine, a publication currently distributed within the Greater Boston area, and August 2011 edition of Raleigh's own Triangle Socialite Magazine and The December 2011 issue of Social magazine Nepenthe was also named the winning collection of the 2011 New Act City Fashion Showcase.
While focusing on his life-long dream of taking over the fashion industry, John aims to enhance the confidence of every woman who wears his garments. He believes that confidence in One’s own self and appearance empowers one to put their best foot forward and take on any challenge thrown within their path.