Mercè Riba was born in Barcelona (1952), where she studied at Escola Massana and Facultat de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi. In 1978, with Carles Mauricio and Angel Road she founded the collective artist known as Taller Nou. She began exhibiting her work in 1973, and has since she managed to exhibitions in Spain and abroad (New York, Geneva, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Sant Genis Des Fontaines). Her artistic can be defined as expressionist figuration.
George Styler was born In the Land of Blood and Honey but he has spent most of his life in Belgrade, Serbia where he currently resides. His collection is based in London, UK. He graduated from the College of Textile – Design, Technology and Management, Belgrade with a diploma in apparel and textile design. He started his career at fashion house Todor where he gained knowledge about textiles, design and knitwear, which is his huge love. His fashion combines knitwear with other styles. In 2009, George took part in a charity fashion show at the White Palace hosted by the Serbian Royal Family and Fashion studio “CLICK”. His debut collection was at FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 in Netherlands, showcasing a mix of punk, knitwear and Balkan elements. George has won awards for his fashion and was selected to take part in the ‘Ones To Watch’ show at Fashion Scout London – London Fashion Week 2014.
HEMYCA is a luxury womenswear label based in Chelsea. Designers Helen Clinch and Myra Nigris met whilst studying at the London College of Fashion. After training with Roland Mouret and Ben de Lisi, they launched HEMYCA in 2009 and Vogue declared the brand "one of fashion's finest up-and-coming designers." We have been growing ever since, previewed by Anna Wintour and selected to showcase alongside Alexander McQueen and Burberry for the International Wool Campaign. Fusing the best of British and Italian design inspired by our cultural heritage, our pieces weave timeless elegance with a contemporary edge, exploring structural silhouettes and themes of contrast and strength with precision tailoring, exceptional detail and quality. We have dressed celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger and collaborate with leading charities including The Elephant Family, working alongside Mario Testino.