Clara Leskovar lives in Berlin, where she finished her studies in Textile Design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (KHB) in 2003. She worked for the label ‚Bless’ in Paris and Berlin during her semester breaks. Doreen Schulz also attended the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (KHB), studying Fashion Design, while working in Antwerp and Paris at the same time. Her experiences include assisting the German designers Darja Richter in Paris and Bernhard Willhelm in Antwerp. She has continued employment with Willhelm on a regular basis since 2001.
The designers joined forces in 2001. c.neeon was invited to the twentieth ‘Hyeres Festival International de Mode et de Photographie’ in France, where they won the festival ‘Grand Prix’. They completed a collection for Topshop in 2006 and show at London Fashion Week. In 2006, the German Museum of Decorative Arts held an exhibition entitled 'In Sachen: c.neeon'.
Their collections are characterized by striking graphic prints and silhouettes with intriguing volume, architectural and asymmetrical in shape. c.neeon’s designs are defined by extensive prints – always fused with a distinct pattern and accented by strong color contrasts. The two young designers draw inspiration from their home Berlin, and attempt to reflect the city’s multifaceted energetic character in their creations.