Martijn van Strien (1988) graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2012 in textile design and trend forecasting. He continues to use these skills ambitiously to shape new worlds and impact future trends. Van Strien also studied handcrafts and textile manufacturing at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. His current practice is motivated by the idea that “nothing endures but change”. With design’s climate of change, the designer values sustainability but admits that it must also change, replacing old fashioned eco materials with recycled or organic based synthetics. This interest in future-focused and sustainable fashion, brought him to Antwerp, where he began assisting fashion designer Bruno Pieters, at the same time as running his own label, started in August 2013. The clothing designer now works and lives in Rotterdam.