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Clothing is a design language and a collective memory, which includes and represents the past, present and future.
This means that it is not independent of historic and societal developments. Clothing can be assigned to a certain time or is characterized by a time and its specific and societal, political, and design developments. The job of the fashion designers is to search for a groundbreaking expression for their own time and to thereby shape this time. Capturing this expression in an object is a strategic task, and its complex work processes must be purposefully planned and clearly understandable. Randomness within this process weakens the artistic credibility and thus the conceptual additional value of the product.
Defining, developing, and plausibly portraying the personal expression of this conceptual additional value is the focus of the fashion designer curriculum at the Universität der Künste Berlin. The design process provides a framework for dealing with various topics within the project studies, as well as for interdisciplinary links to specific subjects. In contrast to the teaching methods and learning goals of other colleges or private institutions the students are not expected to adapt a predefined design language. Rather, the entire design process, from research and brainstorming to presentation in the sense of experimental, non-standardized work is presented utilizing the highest quality technical, technological, and scientific principles. The diversity and quality of the teaching and workshop program in the course of study, as well as the possibility of interdisciplinary cooperation are essential for this, as goal-oriented, experimental work requires a broad base of knowledge as well as subject-specific specialization. This type of teaching enables our graduates to conduct well-founded research, to think and draw conclusions in an interdisciplinary manner, to define quality, and to find and convey their own artistic expression. Qualities that a fashion designer must learn and experience.
The study is divided in a 4-year bachelor’s course and a 1-year master course building up on it. The licensing to the study assumes the successful passing of the artistic aptitude test and the proof of an in this subject relevant pre-training internship. The admission occurs once a year to the winter term.
Contact: Anja Holle
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Cooperation of the Institute for Experimental Fashion and Textile Design with the class Prof. Uwe Vock, Design für Wirtschaft und WerbungGraphic Design designed by the following students: Alena Carolina Spott, Moritz Aust, Stefan Reineke, Antonia Neumann, Xiangying Li, Kiro Mousa, Bjorn Kremer, Allen Hu, Peggy Khammanotham with support from Gosia Warrink, Prof. Uwe Vock, Anna Sinofzik (Text)
Photography: Carlos LumièreHair & Make-up: Caro Greifenstein und Jasmin ErbModels: Laura, Malou / Izaio.management, Kassem / Mega Model AgencyFashion Design from the following students: Laura Talkenberg, Tim Süßbauer, Jasmin Halama, Youjung Kim, Ilona Karacsony, Marlene Haase, Mina Bonakdar, Liselotte Bramstang, Marlene Haase, Helena StöltingCreative Direction Shooting: Gosia Warrink, Evelyn Sitter, Prof. Carolin LerchThanks to all the supporting hands!