Stefan is open to new work opportunities
Versace - Alexander McQueen - Costume National
Design & Creative Consultant
Menswear / Womenswear / Accessories
As a creative lead for luxury brands, my international portfolio spans two decades. Currently Senior Design Director at Versace, I've previously worked with Alexander McQueen and Costume National as well as Jay-Z, Rihanna & Bat for Lashes.
I combine fashion design, art direction and brand identity with my sartorial background to achieve a 360° vision; working with multinationals such as Kering and Capri Holdings. Transforming iconic global fashion brands drives my passion to elevate and develop their aesthetic and identity.
Using leadership and innovation, I convert a bold vision and disruptive ideas into dynamic brand signatures, resulting in outstanding commercial success and unique pop culture moments.
Jacob K, Allegra Versace, Panos Yiapanis, Kim Jones, Paul Mather, Jay Massacret, Michiko Koshino, Robbie Spencer, Nicolas Santos, Camilla Nickerson, Joe McKenna, Anastasia Barbieri and Jodie Barnes.
Nan Goldin, David Sims, Wolfgang Tillmans, Olga Grebennikova, Timothy Schaumberg, Harley Weir, Salvatore Caputo, Karim Sadli and Steven Klein
Clients / Commissions
Jay-Z, Rihanna, will.i.am, Bat for Lashes, Patrick Wolf, Pet Shop Boys, The Weekend and Japanese noise band Bo Ningen
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Senior Design Director
Gianni Versace Spa
May 2018 - Present
I was tasked by Donatella Versace to oversee the direction & strategic vision and reposition the brand for a new generation. Develop modern street couture collections across all product categories whi...
Head Of Menswear Design McQ
Jan 2007 - Apr 2018
I relished the challenge of building the design team, its organizational structure and establishing the targets & goals. Directing the design vision from ideation to execution, developing the brand fr...
Freelance Writer and Stylist
Fashion and Art Magazines
Feb 2006 - Aug 2010
Freelance writer and stylist for various fashion and art magazines such as PENG! Magazine, Austria and THE END MAGAZINE, Italy
Freelance MRTW Designer/ Design Manager
Michiko Koshino London
Jun 2006 - Jan 2007
Design and development of the collection with the in-house atelier, exclusive for the London flagship store.
Design Manager of second line ‘Yen-London’ MRTW and WRTW range.
Jan 2005 - Apr 2005
Directly reporting to Creative Director Ennio Capasa and developing the full womenswear runway collection as well as special projects.
Head of Atelier - Design and development of made to measure red ...
College for Fashion and Clothing Techniques, Linz, Austria
1996 to 2001