Up Close & Personal: Antoin Commane
A conversation with the maverick behind 'Don’t Die Wondering' - The Secret Weapon For The World’s Top Influencers.
By GC Editor
The 'New Normal' sees almost the entire world been confined to digital screens and streams. It saw millions taking part in online education, workplaces, gaming, dating, wellness and even travel. And the centre of it all? The online pioneers - the influencers. The influencers and key opinion leaders seek to engage the services of other digital-first collectives, societies and tools to hone their craft, create partnerships and unlock access to conversations, events and engagements. In return, they created immeasurable digital value never before seen accessible to the society.
Antoin Commane is an Irish-English entrepreneur and investor based in New York and London - he’s been featured in the Evening Standard, BBC News, The Times, Tatler magazine, among other press for his entrepreneurial ventures. Antoin started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age leaving school at 16 to create a web hosting company that he later sold.
Shortly after, Antoin ventured into the nightlife business launching nightclubs in London’s exclusive Kensington; famed for Prince Harry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Billy Zane, Rita Ora and Ed Westwick, among many others frequenting his venues and international gossip columns followed their escapades in the clubs every week.
These endeavors evolved into Don’t Die Wondering (dontdiewondering.com), or DDW – as it is affectionately known by its members, an exclusive digital member’s club and luxury online magazine for high net-worths and influencers covering an underground scene of events and parties in music, film, art and fashion.
Generally secretive to those on the outside of this discreet private society, DDW grants those in its ranks rarefied access to London and New York’s most coveted PR and luxury brand events gracing the glossy pages of the world’s best magazines and newspapers. A-list events like Fashion Week, BAFTA, The Brit Awards, red carpet Film Premieres and Frieze Art Fair.
Gentleman's Code Magazine spoke to Antoin to gain insights on his business DDW, and his definition of luxury.