Arie Fabian was born into a fashion legacy, which started when his father, Jeffrey Fabian, established Fabiani in 1978. After studying Clothing Production, Business, Arie completed an international internship across Europe and the USA.
In the late 90s, he spearheaded the strategic decision to create Fabiani’s clothing under the Fabiani brand, understanding the significance of only stocking their own label. Arie was instrumental in G- Star Raw’s introduction and continued success in South Africa. In 2011, when Fabiani and G- Star were sold to JSE-listed retailer TFG, the two brands changed from being historical credit retailers to becoming part of a bigger house of brands.