Michael, please introduce yourself and your company?
I’m Michael and I´m originally from Salzburg. I have lived in Vienna for 6 years now. I founded the brand ROEE with my boyfriend Rene, who is also the designer and the art director of ROEE.
Rene Can you tell us about the brands name, ROEE?
ROEE stands for R(ene) OEE ( Pomberger ), a short version of my full name. Very Simple.
When it comes to the final product, do you have a muse?
I don‘t really have muses, my inspirations are movies, arts and other experiences. I´m a very visual person, so every collection starts in my head as a vision. I work without mood boards and I also don’t drape fabrics on tailors dummies; everything begins in my head and ends on the paper.
If you could dress one Sci-fi character, who would it be?
Definitely the Borg Queen, a character of Star Trek. ‘‘I´m the beginning, I´m the end, I´m the one who is many, I´m the Borg‘‘
Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?
We have a lot of plans for the year 2017. The only thing I want to say is that we will concentrate more on the international market and make some steps outside of the German speaking border.