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About the Designer
Mario Francisco is based in São Paulo, Brazil. He studied at ESMOD and graduated in 2004. His collections are produced in Brazil.
Mario Francisco has worked for some distinctive Brazilian Jeanswear groups such as M.Officer and TNG. Chosen as the best fashion designer for his graduation paper and fashion show in 2004 at then SENAC Faculty (Faculdade SENAC), degree in Fashion, he was awarded with a 3-month internship in worldwide-known fashion school ESMOD, Paris. During his undergraduate course, he also joined some traditional competitions, for instance, the Fenit Novíssima Geração, when he was among the top 15 students from all over Brazil. He was then awarded with another trip to Paris in a competition organized by SENAC Faculty in partnership with M.Martan – one of Brazil’s largest retailers of home textiles – and his collection of home textiles was chosen as the most creative and interesting among all other collections presented by the competitors. In the first time he was invited to take part in Casa de Criadores, Brazil’s most important fashion week event for new designers, during the Spring/Summer 2009 edition as part of new talents programme – Projeto Lab – DER METROPOL was described by the press as the best new brand and the season’s greatest surprise. Thanks to excellent reviews, it becomes part of Casa de Criadores’ official line-up as it is over and again regarded as the highlight of the following seasons. With very sophisticated results when building pieces, creative patterns and impactful prints, DER METROPOL has been recognized for its innovative proposal, technical quality and very contemporary menswear designs.