MARCIN PAPROCKI AND MARIUSZ BRZOZOWSKI have graduated from the Faculty of Textile and Fashion of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland. They have been working together as the paprocki&brzozowski duo since 2000. Following their diploma collection of 2002 they made their debut with their first collection in Warsaw in 2003. As a result, the Polish edition of ELLE magazine awarded them the title of the Designers of the Year 2004. Since then, the designs under the paprocki&brzozowski label have been associated with unique ideas, as well as striking silhouettes, details and fabrics. The designers have been awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Young European Talents PROMETA from Kraków. They also received the Golden Thread award during the GOLDEN THREAD contest in Łódź, as well as the title of the Fashion and Art Personality at the 5th FASHION AND ART gala in Wrocław. In 2008, Marcin and Mariusz were granted the Honorary Golden Thread award by the ŁÓDŹ INTERNATIONAL FAIR and, once again, the title of the Designers of the Year 2008 given by readers of ELLE magazine.