Wildfox CEO – Jimmy Sommers
Jimmy Sommers, a Chicago native, is the CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based vintage inspired women’s apparel brand Wildfox, which launched in 2007. “At Wildfox we help girls create the story of who they are. Stories they see themselves in, that spark their imaginations, that make them feel special. We’re for the independent girls who don’t take life too seriously. Forever young, forever optimistic, forever Cali.”
Throughout the years, Sommers has taken the brand from its dreamlike and cheeky graphics to an internationally coveted lifestyle brand. Wildfox has gained a cult following, especially in its hometown city of Los Angeles, and can be seen on Hollywood’s A-list celebrities and influencers including Alessandra Ambrosio, Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ashley Graham and Sofia Richie.
Sommers’ eye for new and exciting opportunities combined with his business savvy approach has made him a master at any trade he ventures into. He was one of the original owners of the Hollywood hotspot Koi LA: famously known for creating the crispy rice dish. In 2016, Sommers launched ‘Perfectomundo,’ a premium tequila brand and also a luxury men’s sunglasses line aptly named, ‘Sommers.’
In addition to launching a range of successful companies, Sommers is a world-renowned jazz saxophonist. He’s gained notable recognition in the R&B jazz circuit, which took him on international tours. He’s played alongside legendary artists such as Tupac Shakur “Dear Mama”, Paul Oakenfold “Vertical”, and Ginuwine “Let’s Go Party”. Sommers released six albums during the course of his music career, and he’s made appearances on television shows that include The Today Show, Access Hollywood, and Regis and Kelly.
Sommers currently lives in the Hollywood Hills, and as the CEO of Wildfox, he runs the daily operations out of Downtown Los Angeles and its flagship store in West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard.