Guido Maria Kretschmar Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015BERLIN, Jul 27, 2014/ — From the press notes:

Guido Maria Kretschmer started his career as a fashion designer at the very young age of nine when he was gifted his first sewing machine. Already in his youth he knew that his passion for design and textiles would play a decisive role in his life.

This encouraged and inspired Guido Maria Kretschmer to study fashion design in Barcelona. During his studies, he already won his first corporate fashion bidding.

He subsequently worked as an assistant for the textiles company “Van Delden“ and various other European fashion enterprises.

In 1989 he founded the company “GMK by pepper“ and the fashion label {Guido Maria Kretschmer Corporate Fashion“ based in Münster and Palma de Mallorca. He was given his first major job by the airline Hapag Lloyd and designed uniforms for all crewmembers.

Nowadays his clients include both domestic and international companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Kempinski Hotels, Maritim Hotels, SPAR Austria, Montblanc and Emirates Airlines.

The brand GUIDO MARIA KRETSCHMER produces for tourism company TUI, and is considered to be one of the most successful European corporate fashion brands.

In 2004 Kretschmer founded the fashion label “Guido Maria Kretschmer Couture“. He presented his first couture fashion shows in Tokyo and Shanghai.

In 2009 he presented his creations for the first time at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin and audiences loved his designs. Since then he has become one of Germany’s best-known designers. The press named him “the German Valentino“.

Courtesy of MBFW Berlin