FASH 2016 Change
European Fashion Award – FASH 2016
|The Sons of Shiva||
The boundaries between art and fashion, countries and cultures, East and West are blurring. A new generation with an international identity is emerging. A new generation like Shiva’s sons. Shiva’s sons belong to India’s Rabari tribe and carry the heat of the East with them. These courageous young men grew up in the West, surrounded by values of innovation, sterile functionalism, and technology. Just as the god Shiva destroyed and recreated the Earth through dance, the marginalized but life-embracing youths of immigrant communities find refuge in hip hop. It gives them strength, courage, and hope.
|Jury statement||Aylin Tomta’s concise collection is a real accomplishment and full of promise. The concept, drawings, execution, patterns and prototype production are excellent.
Her winning project arose from an end-of-term project on fashion collection design. The art forms of futurism and the evidence gathered were analyzed intelligently. Aylin Tomta has interpreted the new and the old, the modern and the traditional, the innovative and the proven, and the cool and the warm capably and with originality. Traditional Indian patterns are balanced effectively with Western streetwear and modern fits. Her modern, fresh designs offer great potential for a commercial collection.
Patterns, cuts and silhouettes were handled with precision and carefully coordinated with one another for a flawless transition at each seam. The pattern on each item of clothing is harmonious and compelling across the collection as a whole. The cut-outs are worked by hand with exceptional precision. Aylin Tomta’s remarkably sensitive craftsmanship is demonstrated in the basting that captures the culture of handcrafted Rabari goods.
Aylin Tomta’s collection has revealed the feelings, views and thoughts of migrants in a fashion context and made a strong statement.
Judging panel member: Joel S. Horwitz, designer, Berlin
|Education||4th Semester / Fachhochschule Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
Prof. Kai Dünhölter
|Prize||Photo shoot with Franco P. Tettamanti, catalogue, exhibition, media relations,
Mentoring program, Mentor: Kim Pöhland-Block, Another Fashion Agency
1.000 Euro prize money