Masterstudio Fashion Design
Masterstudio Fashion Design

Master Thesis "Cassandra's Genesis" by Anastasia Bull

Master Thesis "Cassandra's Genesis" by Anastasia Bull

Masterthesis "Day 9" by Dylan Basi (Ba Si)

Masterthesis "hol(e)y trash" by Annabel Frenzel

The advanced degree programme founds on the holistic concept of “Doing Fashion”. Here fashion is understood as a cultural design practice that critically reflects on social change and drives it in a responsible and sustainable manner. “Doing Fashion” means engaging with this practice – in a radically different way, and based on viable vision of design and a conceptual footing in the contemporary fashion scene.

How does the way we dress communicate messages about our identity?

Clothing as a cultural and social identity which is understood to be a part of symbol that can explain a person's gender and identity. The ways which gender is experienced in everyday life emerge from different historical, social and culture structure. Culture informs gender relations, which act as a central organizing principle of society, shaping the way in which key aspects of life are lived and the clothes we wear today.

In small groups of up to six, MA students embed their own fashion practice theoretically which link to performance and design. Studio fashion design creates space for designers to fully express their own identity which lead them into artistic direction. The reflection on artistic procedures and conceptual elaboration constitute a standard part of the MA programme.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is an aspect that is explicitly encouraged in the Studio Fashion Design. Students also get the opportunity to complete their MA thesis as a team, for example, if a group of students wishes to create alternative action spaces in a fashion context together. The offer is aimed at textile and fashion designers who wish to enhance their position in the fashion world and to extend their network internationally.

Different forms of implicit knowledge acquired through design experimentation, the acquisition of craft techniques, and bodywork are fundamental to this holistic approach to fashion design. Based on a sound understanding of “knowledge of making” and “embodied knowledge”, it is not only the standard tailor’s bust but the whole person and the perception of each individual body that become the canvas of a design vision.

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