Matthew Chess and Rian Ismadia started to pursue fashion seriously two years ago when they began sewing classes together. They were motivated by a mutual interest in cosplay and wanted to be able to design and make their own costumes.
Matthew is a Columbus native and Graduate of Ohio University. Rian is from Indonesia and a graduate of Universitas Gadjah Mada. Their brand Maris Equi came to life in December of 2017 and began selling men’s swimwear in the Fall of 2018.