Matthan Gori was born in Istanbul to a multi-cultural family with Turkish and Italian heritage. Istanbul 'the city where East and West begin and end' and his family’s rich background have greatly influenced his way of understanding the world and his perception of aesthetics. His studies brought him to Italy where he graduated at the top of his class in Fashion Design from Politecnico di Milano. Upon graduation, Matthan taught computerized pattern design systems at FIT New York's International Fashion Design Program and styling at Beirut’s American University of Science Technology. For the last five years, he has been lecturing at Politecnico di Milano’s Department of Fashion Design.
Matthan Gori presented his first collection in the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan. His first two fashion shows took place Just Cavalli Hollywood in Milan.
Matthan’s works have been exhibited in the Triennale di Milano for the occasion of the event "Knit Human, a diritto e rovescio" and one of the world’s most famous trades shows Milano Unica. He was nominated for the XXII Golden Compass young designer award for his “Simplesso” project which was exhibited in Macro, Contemporary Arts Museum of Rome. Matthan has realized several projects with the industry’s most prominent companies including Zanotta, Timberland, Jaeger-Le Coultre and Wella. His accessories and garments have been featured in various fashion magazines and newspapers namely Vogue Sposa, Elle Spose, Vogue Accessory, Elle, il Sole 24 Ore, Fashion Magazine, Luxury24, il Corriere della Sera and Republicca.
Matthan Gori’s atelier, in the heart of the historic district of the 5 Vie of Milan near the Duomo, has become a point of reference for creative installations, like the Wooden Wedding Dress and the Meringue Wedding Dress, realized for various editions of Milan Design Week and many events across the city organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan.
Every dream is different, unique, and unforgettable. My creations are just like dreams, unique and unrepeatable; they remain as indelible memories of one’s most important day.Matthan Gori, DESIGNER