I studied Fashion Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and started my PhD right afterwards in summer ’13. Lucky me I received the Swarovski Elements Award for my Diploma Collection and was presented at the Vogue Talents special print.
During the past 2 years I did a couture internship with Marchesa in New York, followed by an internship at a fine leather workshop in Düsseldorf. As I was about to enter an internship with Iris van Herpen in Amsterdam I decided to follow my own business idea.
That is the day Stella Achenbach – Identity Goods was founded on 16th of March ’15.