Beth Pollak is a fashion veteran who has held nearly every post in the industry - from retail to public relations, editorial, sales and design. She began her career in 1999 at a boutique fashion public relations firm in New York City, where she worked with several American contemporary designers, including Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore and Tibi. Pollak quickly moved to editorial to work at then start-up, Lucky Magazine, a pioneer in featuring young designers and providing a link between the reader and the retailers. Working for Creative Director, Andrea Linett exposed Pollak to styling and creating impactful images. After nearly five years, she exited Lucky in 2004 as the Associate Fashion Editor.
Pollak’s next move was at a young premium denim brand as wholesale sales manager before switching to the New York office of LA-based Joes Jeans. Working with department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Macy’s as well as over 200 independent retailers offered Pollak a big picture experience of the business and a keen insight of the commercialization of product across markets.
In 2009 Pollak moved to London and opened the London office for up-and-coming shoe designer, Camilla Skovgaard, where she was involved in all aspects of the business from production to sales.
After giving birth to her daughter in January, 2014 Pollak worked as a freelance consultant and became inspired to design pieces that were lacking in her wardrobe. She decided to create a read-to-wear line of basic tee’s called Livotte and thus her newest venture was born.