Stylish Person: Mathew Janczewski

At Style-Architects we believe that truly great work comes from being passionate about what you do.  Mathew Janczewski's passion for dance has translated into inspiring work as the Artistic Director of ARENA Dances.  Upon graduating from college, Mathew followed his passion for dance to make his dream a reality when he founded the company, ARENA Dances.  We are currently working with Mathew on ARENA’s 5th Annual Benefit fashion show, ARENA Bikini, so we sat down with him to learn about what inspires him, what drives his passion and how it translates into his style. How would you describe your personal style? Pretty simple and relaxed, but when I get to dress up I like to really go for it. As a choreographer, I spend a lot of time in the modern dance rehearsal attire, which people may think are my pajamas. So when I get to dress up I love wearing a suit and tie. I tend to try and follow trends {as I am a magazine whore}, but blend them into traditional, simple looks.

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Favorite designers, stores, or fashion lines? Hmm.

Designers: Kirk Miller, Alistair Carr and Kim Jones.

Stores: Martin Patrick3, B Consignment, Armani Exchange, H&M and the Salvation Army.

Fashion Lines: Things I cannot afford, but love to look at—Bally, Dolce Gabbana, Pringle and Burberry.


Who are your style icons? Gene Kelly, Cary Grant and James Dean.

Where are we likely to find you when you aren't dancing? Oh, boy, I am always working. I tend to frequent Dunn Bros. on Loring Park or any Spyhouse. If I have some time to go out and enjoy drinks with friends I am at Jetset, Thom Pham's or Brad Street.

Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere around me— from experiences out on the street, people out and about, to magazines, art galleries, and movies.


In effort to raise money for ARENA Dances, the company is putting on its 5th Annual Benefit, ARENA Bikini, featuring a swimwear fashion show and dance performances.  The benefit will be held Saturday, March 24 from 8 p.m. till 12 a.m. at the Calhoun Beach Club.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the ARENA Bikini website.  VIP ticket packages that include access to the VIP lounge are available by contacting