Ingrid Rogier was born in the beautiful city of Paris and raised the duality of French Caribbean culture and the Parisian tradition. As she grew up in those luxurious streets, Ingrid always felt an attraction to this world. She loves the sophistication, the fascinating heritage, the innovation in brand collaborations, the desire to protect craftsmanship. And she felt like designers, no matter their line of art, were able to always express themselves and their creativity through their creations.
But deep down, Ingrid felt like she didn’t belong. She couldn’t see herself represented at the head of any of those famous French Luxury Maisons. Ingrid Rogier graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business in Paris, pursued a Master’s in Canada, and started building a solid career in Global Commercial Banking in Montreal and Toronto. And yet, she still could not feel fulfilled and was missing that purpose in her career that she was trying to fill with different positions about diversity in her organizations.
As the years went by, Ingrid started to see more and more diverse talent represented in luxury: from fashion with Virgil Abloh, Olivier Rousteing to beauty with Pat McGrath. Ingrid saw an emergence of Black Fashion designers recognized like no other in the States. She saw Kerby Jean-Raymond having the first Fashion Couture show in America. And it mattered. Ingrid finally believed that she could also be part of the Luxury legacy.
So, she took a leap of faith and I applied to the MBA Luxury Brand Management at Global MBA, ESSEC Business School, one of the big French schools. Ingrid felt she could finally have an opportunity to be heard and was ready to work hard for it.
And she did it! Ingrid was accepted, she brilliantly shined throughout projects, and graduated with honors and promised herself she would also pave the way for other believers that they could also be in the room.
Ingrid Rogier created INCLux, a consulting agency helping small to medium diverse luxury brand owners to use her expertise to open doors for them. INCLux also offers training sessions and consulting services to help luxury houses to build a sustainable business model to have inclusion at the heart of their growth strategy going forward. One of her latest projects included a case study on the diverse business models for Your Friends in New York. The fashion incubator co-created by Pyer Moss and Kering, aiming to make more black designers sustainable and profitable.
Ingrid also joined LinkedIn for Creators as a spokesperson for all opportunities for a more inclusive process in the luxury industry.