Guido Maria Kretschmer (born May 11, 1965) is a German fashion designer and television personality. He has worked as presenter and juror on programmes such as Shopping Queen.
Guido Maria Kretschmer was born in Münster on May 11, 1965 and grew up in Einen, Warendorf. After two semesters of studying medicine, he began his career as a designer in Ibiza on the popular hippie market of the island with a small stand of clothes that he had sewn himself. This earned him the attention of German musician Udo Lindenberg, who ordered brocade jackets for his tour. In 1987, Kretschmer founded the company GMK by pepper, with its headquarters in Münster and Palma, as well as the fashion label Guido Maria Kretschmer Corporate Fashion. Initially with three employees, he mostly worked as designer for large companies. His first large-scale order was the creation of uniforms for crew members of the airline Hapag-Lloyd Flug. Along with work outfits for Deutsche Telekom, Kempinski, Hotel Maritim, and Emirates Airlines, he also designed around 2,5 million suits for the TUI Group.