From Amsterdam via Paris to Berlin, Europe’s young visionaries are shunning the idea of just another career in the ‘creative industries’. So in this issue of Sleek, we look at how artists and both graphic and fashion designers are employing new modes of thinking and doing in a corporatised world. We talk to design studio Metahaven about horizontal leadership and their work for Wikileaks; while Vetements, fashion label of the hour, tell us about design as a collaborative effort and ditching the big name designer strategy. Finally, we investigate a cluster of Berlin-based artists, curators, DJs, and writers who are creating an ever-shifting series of platforms for themselves. It’s all serendipity in action and ideas over strategies. No more ego. Just seamless creativity without beginnings and endings.