FASH 2013 SEXes
European Fashion Award FASH 2013
|Who’s wearing the pants?||
Who’s wearing the pants? The denim collection by Philip Rudzinski and Tanja Schmidt is an ironic discussion of the cliché of the male image. It questions masculinity from a male and female point of view. The focus is on pants as a symbol of power. It combines the roots of denim as workwear with today’s baggy styles. The impression of sliding pants is a commentary on today’s situation in which men are struggling to keep the pants on. The design team played with typical male characteristics like chest hair, muscular body types or even postures affected by work. The 8-piece unisex collection has a ironic effect, while it is provocative on women; yet it conveys confidence for both. Masculinity ready to wear.
|Jury Statement||The Jeans Coutoure by Tanja Schmidt and Philip Rudzinski is professional in every detail: the patterns are innovative, the silhouettes impressive, the tailoring impeccable, the washes leave no wishes unfulfilled, and the selection of details and accessories is clever. In addition to its perfection the project is full of energy, humor and irony. All aspects are very well balanced without being obliging.
The small unisex collection “Wer hat die Hosen an?” (‘Who’s wearing the pants?’)delivers an impressive response to the search for a new male image, the task of the European Fashion Award FASH 2013. The designs look natural on both men and women.
Tanja Schmidt and Philip Rudzinski succeeded in creating something rather rare in the high-turnover denim industry: new jeans shapes that inspire. They provide the industry with urgently needed stimulation. It is even more impressive, since few students work closely with denim.
They are also masters of the art of gaining attention for their abilities with the help of a meaningful project. At the same time, they collaborate with companies like Birkenstock, Calik Denim and Hecking Denim to turn their vision into reality. An extraordinarily mature performance by students. — Member of the Jury: Joachim Schirrmacher, Creative Consultant, Berlin
|Education||6. Semester Bachelor
Prof. Martina Glomb
|Media||A Shaded View on Fashion: 3.2.2013: „European Fashion Award 2013 at ISPO – and the Winners are…“|