Since 2002 fashion designer Tonia Merz has managed the corset manufactory TO.mTO in the centre of Berlin. Her studio creates corsets, corsages and accessories that combine traditional tailoring with creative styling. The individual wishes and desires of her customers lie at the centre of her work: all pieces can be personalized and made to measure.
Tonia Merz, who learned her craft with Velda Lauder in London, is regarded as one of the world’s most renowned corset designers. Her clients include important opera and theatre houses as well as celebrities from the music and show-business industries, including Katy Perry, Barbara Schöneberger and Nina Hagen.
As diverse as the clients and occasions for whom TO.m.TO produces high-quality handcrafted goods, so too do the materials vary. The corsets for example are made from bodice fabric, satin or leather and decorated with individual details. On top of that the workshop offers artistic and unusual bridal wear. The particular quality of Merz’s products lies as much in her materials and workmanship as it does in her understanding of individual anatomy and fit.