Elisa Paulina Herrmann
European Fashion Award – FASH 2019
|Concept||At the heart of Elisa Paulina Herrmann’s unisex collections are classic handicraft techniques such as knitting, crocheting and embroidery as well as jacquard, plaits, plain knitting or ribs as a counter-concept to fast fashion. Each piece tells a story through initials.
She questions classical beauty, which loses its significance, while once ugly things come back as beautiful through reinterpretation.
All parts of her collections are unisex, as classical gender role models dissolve. “Everyone who wants to wear them and feels comfortable in my fashion should do so.” The collections consist of individual parts that can be combined as desired. Everything works with everything. Because her fashion should be wearable for everyone.
|Jury statement||Elisa Paulina Herrmann’s fashion is based on clear concepts, which she implements in a very modern and playful way with high-quality workmanship. She has her medium yarn under control in all areas; she skilfully combines and varies various techniques.
With wit she breaks former rules and achieves a lightness that no longer shows elegance and status, but a very contemporary diversity and coolness. In all her experiments, her designs are always suitable for everyday use at a very high level. An extraordinarily mature and independent work!
|Education||Master: Accademia di Costume e Moda, Rom, „Creative Knitwear Design“
Prof. Sonia Veroni
Bachelor: Hochschule Pforzheim (Pforzheim University – School of Design), Prof. Sibylle Klose
|Prize||2,000 euros prize money, mentoring program, media work, material prizes for pattern design by Müller & Sohn.|