About

About

Matthias Winkler is a non binary post avant-garde footwear brand that uses a sustainable process of shoe production. The vision lies in the alternative approach to the fashion concept, using existing resources like craftsmanship, machinery, antique leather, leather garments and dead stock.

The Berlin based brand celebrates artistry and tributes nature, creating products characterized by detail and value.

Matthias Winkler is a non binary post avant-garde footwear brand that uses a sustainable process of shoe production. The vision lies in the alternative approach to the fashion concept, using existing resources like craftsmanship, machinery, antique leather, leather garments and dead stock.

The Berlin based brand celebrates artistry and tributes nature, creating products characterized by detail and value.

Matthias Winkler is a non binary post avant-garde footwear brand that uses a sustainable process of shoe production. The vision lies in the alternative approach to the fashion concept, using existing resources like craftsmanship, machinery, antique leather, leather garments and dead stock.

The Berlin based brand celebrates artistry and tributes nature, creating products characterized by detail and value.

Matthias Winkler is a non binary post avant-garde footwear brand that uses a sustainable process of shoe production. The vision lies in the alternative approach to the fashion concept, using existing resources like craftsmanship, machinery, antique leather, leather garments and dead stock.

The Berlin based brand celebrates artistry and tributes nature, creating products characterized by detail and value.

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MATTHIAS

MATTHIAS

MATTHIAS

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PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY

Matthias Winkler steps out of the fast driven fashion cycle and presents one collection a year. Slowing down means creating less with more quality and therefore allows for a mindful way of designing and a sustainable way of production. He believes in growing long term relationships with independent stores, distributors and customers.

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INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION

With a background in Fine Art, Matthias Winkler’s aesthetic is defined by organic sculptures and performance art. Artists like Louise Bourgeois, Rebecca Horn and Leigh Bowery shaped his work. His fascination for the “Uncanny” and the interest in the vulnerable human body lead to Winkler’s aesthetic of distorted shapes and a q queer approach to fashion in general.

Growing up in a small village in the Austrian mountains, in a family of hunters, Matthias Winkler was surrounded by garments and leather goods, which were functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. The natural colours camouflage the hunters in the woods and therefore enhance the thought of being one with nature. 

In the ‚Werkstatt‘ in Berlin, Tempelhof Matthias Winkler works with local shoemakers and professionals that celebrate their craft and enjoy working in an environment that appreciates the value of their work and allows a flexible work flow. 

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

COLLABORATORS

COLLABORATORS

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Andreas Neuschwander
Schuhmacher Meister

Andreas Neuschwander
Schuhmacher Meister

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Stefan Kilian
Orthopädieschuhmacher Meister

Stefan Kilian
Orthopädieschuhmacher Meister

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Matthias Winkler
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AFA