The name ‘c.neeon’ is an amalgamation of the childhood nicknames of Clara Leskovar and Doreen Schulz, the designers behind the label. Their collections are characterized by striking graphic prints and silhouettes with intriguing volume, architectural and asymmetrical in shape. c.neeon’s designs are defined by extensive prints – always fused with a distinct pattern and accented by strong color contrasts. The two young designers draw inspiration from their home Berlin, and attempt to reflect the city’s multifaceted energetic character in their creations.
Since the summer of 2005, c.neeon has based their atelier in the eastern Berlin borough of Lichtenberg, where they share an old Kindergarden with an array of creative people, consisting of photographers, painters, graphic designers, and writers. Together, they form a type of collective: they not only share the house together, they also collaborate extensively on multidisciplinary projects.
Clara Leskovar lives in Berlin, where she finished her studies in Textile Design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (KHB) in 2003. She worked for the label ‚Bless’ in Paris and Berlin during her semester breaks. Doreen Schulz also attended the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (KHB), studying Fashion Design, while working in Antwerp and Paris at the same time. Her experiences include assisting the German designers Darja Richter in Paris and Bernhard Willhelm in Antwerp. She has continued employment with Willhelm on a regular basis since 2001.
The designers joined forces in 2001. c.neeon was invited to the twentieth ‘Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie’ in France, where they won the festival ‘Grand Prix’. They completed a collection for Topshop in 2006 and show at London Fashion Week. In 2006, the German Museum of Decorative Arts held an exhibition entitled 'In Sachen: c.neeon'.
Konk Berlin, Behave London, Doshabouri Barcelona, Tres Bien Shop Malmö, Store 051 Parma, Daily Projects Seoul, Seven New York, Eva New York, Honey in the Rough New York, Scout LA and Shine Hong Kong. Furthermore c.neeon has an Onlineshop which can be found on their website.