Mark Stephen Baigent and Julia Rupertsberger are two creative free spirits from upper Austria. They got to know eachother during fashion school in Linz. They became close friends and noticed quite fast that their taste in fashion and style was very much the same.
Julia stayed in Linz and successfully graduated from fashionschool two years later. During her time in Linz she interned at the austrian Fashion Label AIRFIELD and also at the „Festspiele Salzburg“ as part of the costume department. She moved to Vienna and started working as a stylist for various Fashion Magazines and other clients in Austria and abroad. After Mark stopped fashion school after the third year he moved to Vienna. One year later he got picked up by the Editor in Chief of Peng! Magazine and started to work there as first assistant. He got the chance to travel to fashion weeks in Paris, Milan and London as Fashioneditor for Peng! Magazine. Later he also started working as a stylist for various Magazines in Austria, Germany, France, London and Italy and at a PR Agency doing PR for Fashion Brands and Music.
In April 2010 Mark&Julia launched their first collection “Trigonomia“. The Media attention was larger then expected. It got so much attention that they won the “Evouque“ Fashion Award in all three categories. Presenting their collections during Berlin and Copenhagen Fashionweek was the next Step. With their third collection „Hybrid“ they are nominated at the Vienna Awards as „Best Newcomer“ and also for the „Ringstrassen Gallerien Award“. TV appearances and great media responses are drawing more and more attention to the Brand. Today Mark Stephen Baigent and Julia Rupertsberger work and live in Vienna.