Trendsetting ideas creatively implemented and presented by young designers. On October 29, at 7 p.m., the Württemberg State Museum invites you to a live demonstration on the occasion of the exhibition "Fashion?!". The fashion program of the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences will present itself with a fashion show in the Old Castle. In the process, the new Dürnitz Culture Lounge will become a catwalk. More than 70 expressive works provide insights into the fashion studies - from experimental projects from the first semesters to final collections. Admission is free.
How do young designers make fashion today? What challenges and visions are visible in their creations? In the face of climate change, species extinction and hyper-consumption, a new frugality can be observed in the fashion system. The students respond to the rapidly changing fashion world in very different ways: They take a look at the dyeing process; they reflect on their own relationship to fashion, for example, by exclusively using material from their own closet; they try to implement the vision of "genderless fashion" or they question the cliché of roles, such as housewife and mother, with irritations and ironic exaggerations. With such works the future designers make clear: fashion communicates, comments and shows resistance.
The fashion program at Pforzheim University has a tradition of more than 70 years and a good reputation. Well-founded scholarship, interdisciplinary work and artistic ambition open up access for students to the international fashion business - and even to the museum! Award-winning collections by two graduates of the Pforzheim fashion program can be seen in the Great State Exhibition: In the exhibition area "Making Fashion", their example makes the multi-layered design process comprehensible.
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021, 7 p.m. (duration approx. 45 min).
Location: Württemberg State Museum, Stuttgart, Dürnitz in the Old Palace