This Parsons educated Canadian expatriate studied under Helmut Lang at arts college in Vienna. Upon graduation, he worked with the likes of Hedi Slimane at Dior Homme, Cerruti, and various other projects before continuing work on his self-titled label in the spring of 2009. His aesthetic matured whilst in Austria, attributing his pragmatic approach to design to Helmut Lang s influence, whereas crediting his attention to detail to Hedi Slimane s instruction. Nicolas Andreas Taralis, immune to trends, and not bothered with history, is highly graphic, linear, sober, even stoic – and very much influenced, as he says, in a very spontaneous way, by nothing in particular .