Young designers and their ideas: Generation Future

Multimedia intro to the fashion show by Kim Berndt, creative director of Studio.fbx, and graduate student at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.

An innovative concept shows how inspiring and driving the work of young minds is for the fashion industry. In response to the motto “Textile impulses for the future”, 15 young designers will have the opportunity for the first time to present their ideas and collections as part of a fashion show at the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2022 (ADD) on 1 and 2 December to present Eurogress Aachen.

The creative people come from the universities of Niederrhein, Reutlingen and Pforzheim. Her complex works are based on the given themes Creativity, sustainability, innovation and diversity. The fashion show is organized by the Neo Fashion Berlin team, the platform for graduates and young designers in Germany, also known from Berlin Fashion Week. Kim Berndt, co-founder and creative director of Cologne-based digital fashion design studio Studio.fbx, and master’s student from Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences are responsible for the multimedia intro. TextilWirtschaft online previews some of the outfits:

Armin Wehrmann, Reutlingen University

The streetwear-inspired “Breathing Matters” collection responds to problems that are real: pollution, water scarcity, CO2– Discharge. Reminiscent of protective clothing, it is intended to draw attention to a worst-case scenario and encourage a rethinking of personal consumption. (Sustainability)

Aurélie Harazim, University of Pforzheim

For her graduation collection “pressure”, Aurélie Harazim dealt with the subject of stress and very personal moments and phases of her life and worked through them artistically. The result is five individual characters that are also highlighted in the context of their own film. (Innovation)

Eleonore Brive, Pforzheim University

The bachelor’s thesis “Next Fashion” deals with the forecasts and visions of the fashion industry. In addition, she shows the influence designers have on the subject of sustainability and the limits they face. A new fashion system must show freedom for creativity within a sustainable fashion industry. (Sustainability)

Antonia Dannenberg, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

The alpine winter sports collection “MELT DOWN” is based on the topic of climate change. Six garments visualize the catastrophic development of global glacier melting as a result of global warming. Leftovers and samples from a Bavarian outdoor supplier are also treated sustainably, and an eco-printing process is used. (Innovation)

Franziska Jauch + Gia Phuc Trinh, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

The “D4L” collection was created as part of a research project to design low-emission denim fabrics with positioned surface laser effects and diamond finishes. Cut and print designs lead like a timeline through the history of denim to a future scenario characterized by innovation. (Sustainability)

Nadine Gottwald, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

The collection “To appear as we want” aims to give something unifying to the diversity of openly lived gender identities, far from stereotypical colors and shapes. Fashion that frees you from traditional ideas. Traditional physical and fashion characteristics are dissolved. The focus is on individuality. (Diversity)

Hoang Han Ngoc, Reutlingen University

“The Loss of Function – The Art of Fashion” – Fashion is more than its function. It is art, acting politically and provocatively, following the approach of the bachelor’s thesis. How can fashion as a collaborative tool create a greater understanding of inclusive behaviour? What is the significance of the absence of one of the five human senses in life? (creativity)

Henning Sadau, Pforzheim University

High prices are demanded in fashion for high quality design and craftsmanship. The “ringarge” collection wants to make the needs for design and exclusivity accessible to more people. Classic silhouettes have abstract patterns, come in flexible materials. History from a new, relevant angle. (creativity)

Isabelle Dingler, University of Pforzheim

The bachelor’s thesis “DeGender Fashion” deals with detaching fashion from the social construction of gender. It’s about new looks that can no longer be attributed to just one gender, which have neither purely feminine nor masculine connotations. (Diversity)

Michèle Lemper, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

“Aspirational Realness” deals with more reality in self-portrayal on social media platforms. The prints and clips are inspired by dealing with one’s own self. Abstract prints created with water-saving digital pigment printing technology are eye-catching. (Creativity + Sustainability)

Marlon Ferry Hahn, Reutlingen University

Between traditional craftsmanship and digital simulation, “Augmented Virtuality” generates a new workflow: sculptures are modeled after an avatar created by 3D body scanning and alienated with a 3D filter. The designs are then combined with the textile drafts using 3D printing and processing. (Innovation)

Gabriela Paranhos Lopes, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

The “MOTIRÕ” collection celebrates the graphics, body paint, accessories and crafts of Brazilian indigenous peoples. The reduced color palette also reflects their surroundings. With a view to sustainability, yarn made from plant fibres, organic cotton and linen is processed. (Creativity + Sustainability)

Nalan Batmaz, Reutlingen University

“Crossed Army” combines Japanese symbolism with a military look. Casual streetwear and sportswear emerge from controversial worlds. While the silhouettes reflect Japanese tradition, the materials come from the army. Here, linen and water-repellent fabrics meet knitwear, leather and embroidery. (Diversity)

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