Etymology: A portmanteau of the words beautiful and bogan. Beautiful: 1. pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. 2. of a very high standard; excellent. Bogan: Australian/NZ slang 1. an uncouth or unsophisticated person.
Christopher Hancy After short stints studying law and fine arts in Australia, Christopher moved to Belgium to study fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Later, moving to Tokyo to further his studies in pattern cutting under Mr Yukio Kakita; bespoke tailor, teacher and former couturier at Christian Dior. Christopher worked various jobs as an illustrator, pattern-maker and designer before starting BEAUGAN in April 2017.
Miko Okamura Hancy Studied contemporary dance and theater arts at Waseda university in Japan. After working as a wholesale buyer and marketing manager at Amazon Japan for 6 years, Miko decided to leave the company and start a sustainable fashion brand. After studying a short course at Central Saint Martins, Miko was accepted into the MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the London College of Fashion. Recognizing a shared goal for sustainable practices in Fashion, Miko returned to Japan, joining BEAUGAN in 2017