Matteo Thiela was born in Milano in 1972. Since very young he was involved in tailoring and marketing related to the fashion world.
As a designer and creative person, he started in 1990 with “10 dresses B/N/B receiving lots of interest from many italian buyers.
At the same time Eo Bocci asked him to join his showroom, where he was selling men’ s shirts and a very colourful women’s wear collection.
Between 1993 and 1995 he lives in Germany collaborating with William Forsythe and the Frankfurt Ballet.
Between 1993 and 1998 he meets Carla Sozzani that appointed him as responsabile of NN collection and he designs OZEN,
a worldwide tailoring project.
In 1999 he starts new collaborations with Loro Piana, GBR and Ter e Bantine and in the same year he designs, presents and sell TOY, a collection made of dresses and knitwear using glass yarns as an intense research of material and cutting tecniques.
In 2000 he is consultant for Carlo Tivioli for his fur collection, and also for Stefano Mortari for his knitwear collection.
From 2001 he starts again to be himself. He designs the first women’s wear collection under Matteo Thiela name, an A/W collection followed by a S/S one and 8 couture master pieces that are shown in the Auditorium della Musica in Roma.
In 2003 he wins Limoni, a fragrance project, and he create his first parfum.
In 2004 he is invited to partecipate at TIP, Trends Ideas Project at the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo foundation in Torino.
In 2005 he partecipates at Eidos, a show of young designers at the Triennale in Milano, and at the WHO’ S NEXT,
organized by Vogue Italia and Alta Roma.
From 2006 to 2008 he collaborates with Krizia for their catwalks and the licenced collections.
In 2008 Agnona wants him to design two hand bag collections of very high profile, either for materials and for the target of customers.
In 2009 he starts a collaboration, still going on, with Mattioli for their limited edition jewelry collection.
In 2010 he wins a Miroglio workshop project, and Mrs Franca Sozzani herself given him the prize.
In the same and following years he returns to his own personal collection, made of exclusive and unique master pieces, Retexo… Collezioni di filo.
In 2014 he presents Bombyx, dresses made with a unique method invented by himself, which is sold to the most trendy shops all over the world.