Florian Schulze

Fashion Designer
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My extensive expertise in the field of fashion design includes collection development, creating technical drawings and illustrations, pattern construction, and handcraft techniques. Throughout my professional career, I have successfully implemented both company-oriented design concepts and artistically expressive projects with musicians. In addition to my traditional design skills, I have acquired expertise in digital 3D design development and circular design strategies to stay abreast of the latest developments, trends, and innovative approaches in the field of fashion design.

Previous Brands
esther perbandt
Maison Hēroïne
Work Experience
Lead Designer
Jun ‘21 - Now

- collection development for Swiss womenswear collection - research for new design concepts - outline collection plan, sample fittings and comments for production - production handover in Portugal and Turkey

Creative Consultant
Mar ‘21 - Now

- supporting the head designer with design ideas matching the companies design aesthetic - developing design concepts for upcoming seasons - researching modern and clean bridal couture inspirations

Designer & Product Developer
Jan ‘21 - Dec ‘22
Maison Hēroïne

- design for sweatwear collection and small leather goods - communication with supplier / material orders / product data maintenance - collection planning, sample and SMS comments - development technical drawings and production communication

Fashion & Costume Designer (freelance)
Jul ‘20 - Now

- made-to-measure orders for music videos and stage performances - 3D design / illustrations / technical drawings - production and show preparations for design houses (Michael Michalsky, Michael Sonntag, Esther Perbandt & Mads Dinesen)

Junior Designer
May ‘18 - Jun ‘20

- creating technical drawings and worksheets for productions in Asia - developing all designs for Christmas collaborations with Swarovski - designs for the category “fancy shoulder straps“ - mood and collection board preparations - collection handover within the company

Couture Atelier / Design Assistants
Feb ‘16 - Sep ‘16

- development of textile swatches and inspirations for new collection - realize outfits for couture show presentation “Vagabonds“ - development and production of all top hats for this collection

Design & Production Assistant
Feb ‘14 - Aug ‘14
esther perbandt

- realize all in-house made-to-measure productions - pattern cutting and grading - preparation and handover of all patterns and materials for production

Design & Production Assistant
May ‘11 - Aug ‘12

- preparation moodboards - pattern cutting and realization of handcrafted crochet pieces - development of designs for embroidery productions on Bali - preparation and supervision for all fashion presentations and shows

German - Native
English - Fluent
French - Basic
Irene Eicher
Direct manager - CEO / Owner, Apostelle
Jun 2021 -

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, As the CEO and founder of APOSTELLE, I have had the privilege of working closely with Florian Schulze for the past two years, and his contributions to our brand have been nothing short of exceptional. Florian possesses an unparalleled creativity that sets him apart in the world of fashion design. His ability to think out of the box and transform any visual stimulation into exciting and inspiring ideas is truly remarkable. Whether it's breaking down expressive concepts or creating cohesive fashion collections, Florian consistently demonstrates a rare combination of artistic flair and strategic thinking. Florian has an incredible knack for turning complex ideas into well-executed designs, showcasing not only his technical prowess but also his great attention to details. His keen eye for design aesthetics ensures that each element of a collection harmonizes seamlessly, resulting in clever and commercially viable pieces. What truly distinguishes him is the ability to distill expressive ideas into their best components and translating them into designs that resonate with a wide audience. Florians designs not only capture attention but also drive commercial success, making him an invaluable asset to any fashion design team. Having Florian as a colleague and lead designer has been an absolute pleasure. His dedication and passionate spirit make him a joy to work with. I have full confidence that any fashion design studio would be fortunate to have Florian Schulze as part of their team, because he will be a tremendous asset to your organization. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or require additional information. Sincerely, Irene Eicher

Gerti Heinrich
Direct manager - Creative Director, Maison Hēroïne
Jan 2021 - Dec 2022

To whom it may concern, It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I provide this LOR for Florian Schulze, who worked as Designer and Product Developer under my leadership at Maison Hēroïne, Berlin. In the field of accessory and fashion design, where innovation, creativity, and attention to detail are paramount, Florian truly stood out as an exceptional talent. As the Creative Director of Maison Hēroïne as well as former colleague at our previous place of work, Liebeskind Berlin, I had the privilege of witnessing firsthand Florian’s ability to turn conceptual ideas into tangible, marketable products. His design sensibility is not only on trend but also forward-thinking, pushing the boundaries of conventional fashion. Florian consistently demonstrated a remarkable combination of artistic flair and technical expertise and this is the reason why I recruited him as an employee later on at Maison Hēroïne. Florian played a crucial role in the development and execution of numerous projects, showcasing an unwavering commitment to quality and precision. His accurate attention to detail and dedication to delivering outstanding results were evident in every aspect of his work. Whether it was collaborating on complex design concepts, coordinating with production teams, or refining the final product, Florian’s consistently surpassed expectations. One of Florian’s stand-out qualities is his adaptability and resilience in the face of challenges. In a fast-paced industry, he remained calm under pressure, demonstrating exceptional problem-solving skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising on the creative vision. His positive attitude and collaborative spirit were infectious, fostering a dynamic and harmonious working environment within our team. In addition to his technical skill, Florian brought a fresh perspective to our design discussions, contributing innovative ideas that elevated our projects to new heights. As a Designer and Product Developer, Florian not only meets the demands of his role but exceeded them, leaving an indelible mark on our team and the projects we undertook. I am confident that Florian will continue to excel in his career and make substantial contributions to any projects he chooses to pursue. In conclusion, it is my pleasure to recommend Florian without reservation. His exceptional talent, professionalism and dedication to excellence makes him an invaluable asset to any creative team. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside Florian Schulze and have no doubt that he will continue to achieve great success in his future, professionally and private. Sincerely, Gerti Heinrich

Education & Training
weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
‘16 - ‘17
Master of Arts - MA
University of the Arts London
‘14 - ‘15
Study Abroad Semester
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
‘12 - ‘15
Bachelor of Arts - fashion design
Berlin, Germany