Aesthetic Movement

Aesthetic Movement was founded in 2009 by Jesse James and Kostas (Gus) Anagnopoulos. Both grew up in Chicago in the ’70’s and 80’s, attended the same high school and later the same college in Upstate New York, but did not actually meet until introduced by friends in the East Village in 1996. From that point forward their paths aligned both personally and professionally. Together they bring over twenty years of experience and innovation to an award-winning platform that has launched dozens of brands, designed countless collections, and conceptualized and created a national organization of artists, manufacturers, and agents that has collaborated with key brands and retailers both domestically and abroad.