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Madlen, Isabelle is based in Berlin, Germany. She studied at University of Applied Sciences Berlin, UCCA Rochester and graduated in 2009. Her collections are produced in Germany.
Isabelle Mbarga and Madlen Lecoutré are aware - if you want to survive the shark tank ‘fashion industry‘ you will play a risky game. They are the masterminds of the fresh Berlin-based fashion label MANIKÓ, that was founded at the beginning of 2010.
During their studies at the famous HTW in Berlin the designers already started the project MANIKÓ.
By completing several internships with well-established designers plus finishing a semester abroad at the „University College of Creative Arts“ in England acquired further qualifications.
Due to all these valuable experiences and positive feedbacks, both of them ventured the step of constituting their own small business within a few months.
Independent of fancy Berlin-Mitte, on the outskirts of the capital Maniko‘s atelier is located in an old medical center. There they develop high-quality, sophisticated fashion which interprets classical cuts in a modern way.
Unaffected by current trends, the young designers stick to their individual style: clear lines, spacious silhouettes, unlimited combination possibilities but always according to wearability.
Soft and smooth materials like silk, wool, chiffon and leather characterize the feminin, nonchalant chic and serve as an inspiration for new designs.
Mbarga and Lecoutré emphasize the brand ‘Made in Germany‘:
„The production in Germany ensures not only close collaboration and better communication to the manufacturers but also unique quality of materials with a clean consciousness.“
As a rising fashion label consisting of a big portion passion, a breeze of boisterous drive,
two tablespoon full of talent as well as a pinch authenticity, MANIKÓ can expect a promising future.
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