fArt//  SoSe 2023 // Design Project

If you combine the words fashion and art, it sounds like fart!

Many collaborations between designers, fashion houses, brands with artists turn out to be a FART- a bit of a letdown. They are a literal translation of an artwork, art practice onto a fashion product. 

The artist is often seen as top of the creative arts, designers are frequently inspired by the work of artists, but the output is sometimes questionable. There are also a few examples which were mutually satisfying, such as Louise Bourgeois and Helmut Lang who were famous for their life long friendship and collaborations.

In the Summer semester 2023 we were working with three artists, visual artist 

Jeewi Lee, Benjamin Yavuzsoy and performance artist Caroline Beach.

The three artists did present their work and after the presentations the students had the opportunity to choose one of the artists in order to delve deeper into their creative universe to understand their practice, concepts and use of material. The challenge for the students was to translate the inspiration from the artists art pieces, practice and concepts into garments which were not a literal translation of the artist work. The students had the opportunity to consult with the artist on several occasions during the semester, this dialog was aiming to insure a result that was satisfying for both parties.




Arkadiusz Swieton


Photography: Elis Gerber @kukla77777777

Model: Dominik Bittmann @dombitt



Luis Amslgruber


Photography: Elizaveta Efimova

Model 1: Viktoria Yerchyk @viktoriayerchyk

Model 2: René Habeth @renastyx



Dominik Bittmann


Photography: Elis Gerber @kukla77777777

Model: Lina Nix @lina.nix




Melchior Rasch


Photography: Melchior Rasch @melch_ohr_

Model 1: Marcel @marcelvanhatesyou

Model 2: Stephan @zu_grabowski_und_rabenow




Mai Huyen Hoang


Photography: Mai Huyen Hoang @spicymaio



David Korn


Photography: Laura Schaeffer @lauraschaeffer

Model 1: Daniel Davidson @daniel.dvsn

Model 2: Alessandro @aaa.alessandro



Lucille Gonzalez 


Photography: Lucille Gonzalez @_._thatsnotmyname_._

Model 1: Sofija Perovic @perovicsofija

Model2: Lena Luvia Mehta @lena_luvia



Yeram Kim


Photography: Laura Schaeffer @lauraschaefffer

Model: Renée @emiyoki



Aimée Grünewald


Photography: Mira Sievering @mira.sievering

Model 1: Fidel Sievering @fidel_sievering

Model 2: SungEun Moon @moon_star_gram_



Titia Grefe


First Pictures:  Barking Dog Pants published in  „SPLIT“

A project curated by Alessandro Oggianu @alessandro_oggianu & Nicolas Marcantonio @iomarcantonio

AD&Photography: Alessandro Oggianu @alessandro_oggianu
Fashion: Nicolas Marcantonio @iomarcantonio
MUA: Manuela Balducci @manuela.balducci from Walter Schupf Management @walterschupfermanagement
Hair: Davide Nucàra @daveonhair
Light: Davide Lionello @davide.lionello
Fashion Ass: Melissa Brollo @melissa_brollo
MUA Ass: Rossella Pastore @rossellapastoremua
Props: Davide Ladini @davideladini
models: Simon Justus @snioms and Luka Genot @lukagenot from Nologo Mgmt @nologomen

Second/Third Pictures: Photography: Titia Grefe @titiagrefe

Model 1: Cody Toth @hardboiledtofu

Model 2: Nilsa @nilsa_nala