Operating since 1959, Olah Inc. has evolved from a Canadian textile agency to a multi-faceted New York-based marketing, consultancy and event firm focusing on the denim and sportswear industries.
In this reality, we believe there is no point in producing anything new if it is not exceptional. We strive to create extraordinary products and events, and want to work with extraordinary people and projects.
Since 1976, Andrew has worked in textile development and marketing in more than 30 countries. Under his guidance, Olah Inc. has grown from a simple textile agency firm to a full-service textile company offering marketing, product development, consultancy services, education and sales in textiles and apparel.
An ideas person, Andrew has changed the way the denim industry does business. In 2004 he created the Kingpins Show – the first-ever denim supply chain trade show. The show now hosts editions in New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and China and has spun-off related events, including Kingpins Transformers, a summit series spotlighting members of the denim community who are committed to creating, implementing and sharing the changes that need to happen in the jeans industry to make it more environmentally viable, socially responsible and financially sound.
Andrew believes in creating community and sharing ideas. To that end, he is a regular speaker at industry events and helps produce a class on jeans brand development at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Emily is the third generation of Olahs to enter into the family business. In her role as Managing Director, Emily directs and oversees all production aspects of Kingpins Shows as well as the Olah Inc. events department.
She is also active in the textile, apparel, product development and sales divisions of the company.
Prior to joining Olah Inc. in 2007, Emily worked for more than six years for denim and apparel brands in Los Angeles and New York in fabric and product development capacities.
Managing Director - Asia & Global Sales Manager / Kingpins
Vivian spearheads all of Kingpins Show’s initiatives in Asia – including Kingpins Hong Kong and the Kingpins China City Tour - and acts as the salesperson for all Kingpins Shows, globally. Vivian focuses on creating a unique exhibitor mix at all Kingpins shows, tailoring each exhibitor roster to best serve each show and market.
Before joining Kingpins, Vivian managed the graphics departments for brands such as Lucky Brand Jeans and worked as a freelance graphic and branding designer for clients including Guess?, Seven Jeans, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity and Goldsign. She holds a degree in Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.