Winter Semester 2019/2020, BA/MA Fashion Design

WAITING FOR CHANGES / BA / WS19/20 / Aleftina Karasyova

“Youth fashion is an attempt to articulate obsessions, but also to objectify them and bring them into communicative discourse: they share what is felt and experienced. And finally, the staged extreme conditions only reflect what is anyway the background of the world we live in.”

(Rainer Dollase: “Von ganz natürlich bis schön verrückt”- Zur Psychologie der Jugendmode, p. 51).

“A sign does not simply exist as part of reality - it reflects and refracts another reality. Therefore it may distort that reality to be true to it, or may perceive it from a special point of view, and so forth. Every sign is subject to the criteria of ideological evaluation...The domain of ideology coincides with the domain of signs. They equate with one another. Whenever a sign is present, ideology is present too. Everything ideological possesses a semiotic value.”

(Volosinov, 1973, Dick Hebdige: Subculture the meaning of style, p. 13).

The linguist V.N. Volosinov gives in this quote the terminology of the sign and the object. Although it comes from linguistics, this definition can be applied to clothing, because fashion is a “language without words”, a so-called vestimental communication.

Vestimential communication is complex and dynamic, because it applies to the encoder (the person who dresses; in this case: the young people) as well as to the decoder (the person who decodes the messages of clothing).

The young people of different subcultures represent, through their clothing and style, solutions to problems in the private but also in the public sphere. They make use of the means of bricolage by placing the original meaning of an object in a new context and changing or even abolishing it (e.g. the safety pin in punk culture).

In my bachelor collection under the name: “Мы ждём перемен!”. ( We are waiting for changes!),I approach the Soviet and Russian youth culture, which influenced and shaped me as a young person. This quote is from a song by the most famous Soviet musician

Viktor Zoi from the 80s. Lyrics take an important place in the creation of the garments.

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Credits-Fotos:

Foto: Noah Heupel

Make-Up: Clara Dietz

Model: Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

Credits-film:

Direction: Maximilian Breckwoldt

Fashion: Aleftina Karasyova

Script: Maximilian Breckwoldt und Aleftina Karasyova

Production: Guglielmo Curto

Cast: Sissi, Daniela, One, Frederik

Camera: Tim Domsky

Camera Assistent: Wiebke Leser

Light: Jonas Goldmann

Hair/Make-up: Janina Preininger

Nail-Design: Camilla Volbert

Music: Sandro Teglar (Gus Nobel)

Edit: River Daniel Casas

Color Correction/Grading: Tim Domsky

 

Special Thanks to Martin Mahling

Kindly supported by: Mart Stam Gesellschaft, Schimmel Automobile, Aletik Fair Sportswear, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

Participants Aleftina Karasyova
Project category Project subjects BA/MA Fashion Design
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

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WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

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WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
WAITING FOR CHANGES - Kollektion
Designer*in:
Aleftina Karasyova
Fotograf*in :
Noah Heupel
Make-Up:
Clara Dietz
Model:
Sissi, June, Daniela, Frederik

All rights reserved Noah Heupel
WAITING FOR CHANGES
design: Aleftina Karasyova direction: Maximilian Breckwoldt script: Maximilian Breckwoldt und Aleftina Karasyova production: Guglielmo Curto cast: Sissi, Daniela, One, Frederik camera: Tim Domsky camera assistent: Wiebke Leser light: Jonas Goldmann hair/make-up: Janina Preininger nail-Design: Camilla Volbert music: Sandro Teglar (Gus Nobel) edit: River Daniel Casas color correction/grading: Tim Domsky
All rights reserved Aleftina Karasyova, Maximilian Breckwoldt,Guglielmo Curto,Tim Domsky,