"Signs of the time: fashion

Location Foyer, B0.01
B0.01, 1
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin
2024-04-15 09:00:00

"Signs of the time: fashion drawings from archive to design"

The exhibition shows the results of the project, “Fashion signs and drawings: The education and training for fashion designers at the weissensee school of art and design berlin and their influence on the style of the GDR Institute of Fashion of the late 1970s and the 1980s.” In the summer semester of 2023, students at the Department of Fashion Design explored fashion drawings which were created at the university in the 1980s and of which some have now been digitised and made accessible by the Stadtmuseum Berlin. These drawings then formed the starting point and inspiration for current designs, collages and new drawings as well as for theoretical reflections on the impact of analogue and digital archives on creativity in fashion. The exhibition shows both fashion drawings from the archive and the designs that have been created out of them.

The project was funded by digiS, the Berlin Centre for Research and Competence in Digitisation, and conducted in cooperation with the Stadtmuseum Berlin. The aim of the funding programme is to create lasting access to the digitised, cultural memory of Berlin, to make the digitised data available as far as possible and to ensure the long-term usability of the data and the digitised products.