FASH 2016 Change
European Fashion Award – FASH 2016
The catastrophic effects of the financial crisis and the wars against IS and in Ukraine form the starting point for “Ungehorsam” (Disobedience), a 13-piece men’s collection. This collection seeks to question how people behave in systems and the consequences of blind disobedience. The title comes from Oscar Wilde, who wrote: “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue.”
|Jury statement||With his “Ungehorsam” (Disobedience) end-of-term project, Julian Weth has successfully introduced an element of social commentary into an impressive collection. Questioning norms is one of the driving forces of fashion. Pop stars such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols; subcultures like the hippie and punk movements; or fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent come to mind.
Julian Weth has created a relevant collection from decommissioned military uniforms and equipment parts. The collection is brought to life through new interpretations of fit, interesting workmanship, and by making old materials less familiar while combining them with new ones in a process of “upcycling”.
The workshop, draping and working directly on the mannequin were important. The work is well argued and documented in an attractive way. Julian Weth’s willingness to learn and to develop his potential is also commendable.
Judging panel member: Michael Sontag, designer, Berlin
|Education||7th Semester – Akademie JAK, Hamburg
Heike Winhold,Tobias Jopp
|Prize||Photo shoot with Franco P. Tettamanti, catalogue, exhibition, media relations,
Mentoring program, Mentor: Alana Weißenberger, Senior Designer Adidas
1.500 Euro prize money
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