European Fashion Award – FASH 2019
|Concept||Katharina Heinze does not want to impress through loud designs. Rather, it is the thoroughness and accuracy of the design that make up her fashion – here nothing should be left to chance. Fashion theory is an important basis for her. Role models are minimalists like Dieter Rams or Jil Sander.
When it comes to realisation, pattern designs, proportions and high-quality materials are important. Every piece of clothing should become something special and meaningful. Thus, stripes of almost 1000 metres in length were applied to a transparent fabric in the finest handwork on the theme of “curtains”, visualising the interplay between covering and concealing, light and shadow.
The title of her bachelor thesis “Now is not the time for crazy” is a quotation from Miuccia Prada and criticizes the strong adaptation in our society. Fashion and furniture have been created from the same materials and thus merge into a unity. The shape of the clothing can be changed by flexible side seams.
|Jury statement||Katharina Heinze’s conceptual fashion is powerful, independent and highly aesthetic. Its show an imaginative play with classical elements. The technical and creative implementation is outstanding.|
|Education||Universität der Künste Berlin – University of the Arts Berlin, Prof. Waldemar Kraus|
|Prize||2,000 euros prize money, mentoring program, media work, material prizes for pattern design by Müller & Sohn.|