Florin Dobre

ardently
keen on fashion
for as long as
he can remember

Born in Constanta, on December 1975, Florin Dobre describes himself as an intriguing figure, with no specialized background or any particular ties to the fashion world

I was only 13 when I first went to a tailor and had a pair of trousers modified after my own design. On the first day of school, straight after the December Revolution, I was the only one who wore self made clothes instead of a uniform

a life
changing
event

In 1995, in a country still haunted by conformity and austerity, Dobre luckily came across two Harper's Bazaar issues containing all the men collections for the 1995-1996 seasons. The magazines were $45 each, a monthly wage in Romania at the time.

I still keep them as a token of serendipity that helped me turn this passion into a career.

debut

When I found myself at the age of 30, living in a city that lacked any culture or environment propitious for a fashion career, I decided to move to Bucharest. I gave myself three years to succeed.
Precisely three years later, Dobre presented his first fashion show, favored by the chance to work with — as he would put it — probably one of the greatest fashion people that have ever worked in Romania: Philippe Guillet.

IN DECEMBER 2009, TOGETHER WITH PHILIPPE AND PETER BROOKS, DOBRE REVEALED AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION CALLED "DEBUT".

models
&
friends

Dobre is a lively presence at every shooting. His creative energy is met with professionalism and respect, both from the photographer and the models. It's no wonder how many of his collaborators easily become his friends

All the models I work with have strong and interesting personalities. I pay great attention to people and it often happens to find the right models either on the subway, on the street, or in clubs.

recognition

Dobre has emerged relatively recently on Bucharest's fashion scene, as a self-taught, sui-generis fashion designer.
His confidence, determination, and success in the established fashion world are matched by his genuine passion for the minutiae of the craft, his undeniable knack for style and unshackled imagination

SINCE HIS DEBUT IN 2009, WHEN HE LAUNCHED HIS EPONYMOUS LABEL LARGELY DEDICATED TO MEN, DOBRE STILL COMES ACROSS AS A REVELATION TO THE ROMANIAN FASHION WORLD.

citroen DS

datasheet
manufacturer Citroen
production 1955–1975
assembly Paris, France
class Mid-size luxury car / Executive car
body style 4-door sedan
layout MF layout
engine 1,911 cc (1.911 L; 116.6 cu in)
transmission 5-speed manual
wheelbase 3,124 mm (123.0 in) [3]
length 4,826 mm (190.0 in) (saloon)
width 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
height 1,464 mm (57.6 in) (saloon)
designer Flaminio Bertoni

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