René Scheibenbauer is a queer, Austrian born Fashion Designer who utilises collaboration and forward-thinking technology. His clothes are not just garments, they are experiences. The fabrics are draped sculpturally across the body and allow movement, create space, have functional compartments, hoods, pockets and drawstrings, reworking tailoring in an emotional and sensual way. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2018, René was awarded runner-up of the ‘L’Oréal Professionel Young Talent Award’ for his collection ‘Empathy, Connection, Play’. As part of his research, René began hosting physical and digital workshops with a community of collaborators, to study the way that clothing made them feel, then using this research to inform his designs.