Alexis Fernandez Gonzalez (CEO & Buyer)
The owner and visionary of RUNWAY, a native Colombian, is well-travelled and can call himself a cosmopolitan. He chose Vienna due to its high quality of life and learned to appreciate it.
As an alumnus of the studies of photography, he is well acquainted with colors, forms and the basic rules of structure and aesthetics. He is a supporter of high quality standards and style and is especially interested in couture fashion.
His vision is to bring high-end quality fashion to Vienna, but also to support Austrian design on an international level. He is also interested in cross-border merging design as well as art and wants to spoil his customers with chic and style.
Katharina Schlegl (Assistant to the CEO)
Still a teenager, the Vienna born Multitalent and Modeschule Michelbeuern graduate focused on designing collections from scratch, processing materials and marketing fashion. During her final year, she broadened her experience in sales within well known fashion houses, where she gained a deep understanding of consumer behavior in fashion.
Today, as the trusted assistant of Alexis Fernandez Gonzales, she is not only in charge of organizing the concept store and coordinating meetings, but also to provide an outstanding experience to each and every client. Due to her professional knowledge, Katharina is capable to help our customers with self realization through fashion and to make the right product choices based on a person’s desired lifestyle.
In 2019 she foundet the label KMOJE and is now designing the couture collections of RUNWAY.
MarieLouise Schuetz (Public Relations)
As soon as it is about PR, social media and design, you’ll probably get in touch with MarieLouise. The Viennese with a diverse international marketing background not only manages the digital presences of RUNWAY but also focuses on supporting the designers represented at RUNWAY with visual storytelling, on- and offline strategy consulting and cross-marketing.
After entering the fashion industry as a 15-year old, she developed a deep understanding of consumer behavior and psychology in the luxury segment. Art directing national and international productions, she uses her worldwide network to come up with new placement opportunities for brands.
Today, the MBA graduate is well known for her instagram centered visual approaches and strategic storytelling concepts based on her 13-year long lifestyle marketing experience.