Apt909 is please to offer current designers who bring not only great style, but culyural influences to their clothing.
Dirk Schönberger was born in cologne, Germany and attended the esmod fashion school in Munich,receiving his degree in 1992.
Around 1996 Dirk Schönberger created his own label "Dirk Schönberger Men+women",in Antwerp Belgium.
In 2005, He became creative director at "Joop!" besides various creative projects, such as the dsign of Mick Jagger's and Keith Richard's "40 Links" world tour,
as well as Bono's "elevation" world tour,Dirk Schönberger, as guest professor, has also lectured at the royal college of art, in London, and the "Universität der Künste", Berlin.
His collections have touched on style themes and concepts that we at Apt909 are inspired by. Schönberger places a strong emphasis on construction, Pleating and folding his fabrics.
Proportion is important,too. He dedicated a collection to a modern-century Kerouacs who might still be willing to crash through frontiers.
Schönberger looked back unto the 50's, The time of the original "beat generation" writers, more for their philosophy than their way of dressing.
For his spring 2003 collection, a black T-shirt sent a message in white lettering "War is over, if you want it".
Schönberger isn't afraid to mix and match....and make even the most colourful flourishes look as normal as high street convevtion.
His eye for details and tailoring skills cannot be denied.
His vision for menswear might not follow the current trend, yet his originality stands out.