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Finding his technical feet during a Viennese apprenticeship for Fashion and Clothing Manufacturing, Universität der Künste student and soon-to-be alumnus Florian Máthé arrived in Berlin 4 years ago to begin his studies at the nation’s most prestigious creative institution. During his studies, he worked for different labels and costume designers such as Marques’ Almeida, Wales Bonner and Hannah Hopkins, and specialized in pattern cutting and tailoring. Using his technical background as a strong foundation to build on, he is currently developing his men's and women’s wear graduate collection, which is deeply influenced by London’s Queer Performance Scene. With a desire to “[question] the terms of beauty, body and aesthetics” as key motivation, he wishes to convey vibrantness, freedom and emotion in the context of fashion as well as a new spectacular performance.

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By completely bending pre-constructed boundaries of the norm and forming an intimate relationship between the extensive research and sensory experience behind each project, 

Chaz Aracil begins to lead the world into his own.

Aracil graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design ('15) majoring in Fashion. Using his fine arts background, Aracil employs multiple mediums into creating custom garments. Their work experiments with textile design, complex silhouettes, and color theory drawing inspiration from the natural world and philosophy. Essential to Aracil's work is how it is presented to create a narrative experience. Working closely with other artists, Aracil considers collaboration a key part of the creative process. Chaz Aracil is based in Berlin, Germany, and open to new projects.

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Born in a city, where dress-was-uniform, the designer behind Dhenze saw a great deal of change while growing up in communist East Berlin, later to become a unified city. Shaped both here – Berlin – and in London, after moving early 2004, the brand’s philosophy and aesthetic, always has been to go against social norms of dress, style and design. No less, this can be seen in the debut collection: Kollektion Number One.

For the designer, parallels are drawn between two major influences – Berlin and London. Here, and through a multilayering of similarities and differences, Dhenze draws out value statements on both cities, with references to their iconic status within the world of design, architecture, culture, and counterculture. These include, quintessential tailoring, flavours of an urbanised East End London, alongside references to both Berlin’s casual European lifestyle, and gritty underground fetish scene.

Trained in pattern cutting, and with experience of spearheading fashion events, happenings, and shoots, Dhenze recognises a need for well-made, luxury fashion. The garments then – whilst with an overarching uniformity – uses patterns, shape and a darker colour palette, to explore the Avant Garde. Furthermore, using only the softest of leathers and organic cotton, the revealing and concealing of flesh through design, proposes a seasonless, minimal, and gender neutral appeal.

Above all however, Dhenze seeks to creates an armour that both protects, and makes vulnerable. This duality and opposition, is itself, the lifeblood of the brand – a brand, aesthetic, and philosophy, that celebrates the uniqueness of self-expression, and personal style.

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Nelson Santos is a Portuguese fashion designer, illustrator and artist, who explores and overemphasizes the human body shape by manipulating materials, texture and cuts to create unique pieces to suit each individual he works with. His work is a fusion of art and fashion that explores a different side of fashion, the dichotomy between the beautiful and the ugly and the aspirational desire for beauty. Nelson’s inspiration comes from the people in the streets, music and films.

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