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Laurent Dombrowicz was born in Belgium on the 6th of January, 1966.

Graduated from INSAS (University for Theater and Film Industry, Brussels) as film director in 1987, he has started his career in fashion at the age of 23 as Fashion Director of the main weekly belgian magazine supplement Weekend L'Express.

Between 1989 and 1997, Laurent Dombrowicz has worked, as stylist, for several publications in Europe, such as Euroman, Attitude and the iconic french kingsized Jardin Des Modes. He focused his work on the tension between art and fashion, using on a regular basis his knowledge of the Film History.

Discovering and highlighting new talents becomes soon his first priority. Laurent Dombrowicz has co-founded in 1997 and managed the company of Olivier Theyskens, his former assistant. In the very late 90s, he starts a 6 years work relationship with the belgian menswear designer Xavier Delcour. More recently, he has worked as consultant for flamboyant talents such Manish Arora and Yiqing Yin. As co Editor in Chief in 2008 for the british publication WOUND, Laurent Dombrowicz was the first to believe in a fashion story with Lady Gaga and commissioned it. He was among the firsts, at different times and stages of his career to promote the work of emerging talents such David Koma, Juun J., Rory Parnell Mooney, Quentin Veron, Romain Kremer, Aouadi, Anrealage, and is still focused on the new blood’s energy.

Laurent Dombrowicz is also a writer. His texts have been published in four continents and his main contribution to CITIZEN K INTERNATIONAL as GLOBAL FASHION DIRECTOR has featured interviews of the most influential or important fashion designers of the last two decades, from Tom Ford to Alber Elbaz and from Donatella Versace to Rick Owens. His work with womenswear is the total opposite of the famous but so oldfashioned "less is more" ethos, as Laurent is a sophistication-addict and refuses the laziness of the snap short esthetics. His work with menswear has another kind of energy, exploring the boundaries of excess and eroticism, with an edgy sense for casting. With the years, jewellery and beauty shots are also some of his favourite play grounds.

His global view on fashion has driven Laurent Dombrowicz' career to other territories. In 2007, he is appointed by the catalan government to be art director of a refreshed edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion Week. As a highlight of this event, Laurent Dombrowicz organizes a spectacular retrospective of Thierry Mugler, his favourite designer ever, at the breathtaking spot of the Olympic Swimming Pool Montjuic. A 45 minuts show with more than 100 models and a audience of 3000 people.

Since 2006 and 2011 respectively, Laurent Dombrowicz is apppointed by L'Oreal Division Luxe and L'Oréal Professionnel to present and develop analysis of the style trends, in order to explain, explore or establish new links between Arts, fashion and the cosmetics industry. Delighting the past, feeling the present and smell the future, that's his work, his passion. Since 2011, Laurent Dombrowicz is appointed as teacher at the Parisian fashion school Atelier Chardon Savard (Mode & Communication Visuelle) to share his skills and expertise with the next generation of fashion editors and art directors.

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