Prosper Center is a Romanian brand that nurtures an ongoing exchange of influences between fashion and the wider society, in a considerate and sustainable way.
The pieces of clothing are locally produced and inspired by their surroundings, mixing global street fashion with complex Eastern European aesthetics, reflecting contradictory and diverse information flows like ourselves.
Prosper Center deconstructs and reassembles parts of garments and patterns into a mix of performative streetwear. The pieces recombine elements of recreational wear while also adding a theatrical, stage-like feature that reflects the increasingly fictional nature of our reality.
The designs often use cross-stitch embroideries inspired by computer games, popular culture, politics, artworks and stock market graphics which are embedded as decorative commentary on a non-chronological time, where past, present and future come together into one hybrid image.
In 2016 Prosper Center collaborated on a fashion collection with Tranzit Iași art space which was presented at Sala Polivalentă in Iasi, and in 2017 it presented its Spring Summer 2018 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Days Kyiv. In the same year the designer behind the brand, Andrei Dinu, was nominated for the Best Young Designer by Elle Magazine.
Andrei Dinu studied costume and set design. He also often collaborates with artist Alexandra Pirici on various works which were presented at Art Basel Messeplatz, Berlin Biennale, New Museum New York among others. In 2011 he was the designer of the Romanian pavilion at the Prague Quadriennal of Performance Design and Space.