FASH 2017 Get Real
European Fashion Award – FASH 2017
|Die ferne Nähe (So near and yet so far)||
Thanks to globalization and international networks, life can now take place in a “placeless space” with an endless stream of work, in many different cities, and with the loved ones far away. So near and yet so far. These changing times stir up a desire for comfort, assurance, simplicity, and contact.
|Jurybegründung||Katja Skoppek has translated the “Get Real” theme into a poetic, innovative and meaningful collection. It’s stylish, chic, and cool. It was a walk along the Camino de Santiago that first caused Katja Skoppek to think about the meaning of ‘home’ and to analyze the way we communicate in today’s modern world. “Die ferne Nähe” (So near and yet so far) collection offers comfort and intimacy, protection and belonging. The classic cuts, colors, and patterns assure the wearer that they are well and appropriately dressed. The materials, which are well-chosen and of excellent quality, are extremely pleasing to touch – the clothing is a security blanket for the soul. The collection’s design is expressed using convincing understatement with creative details, with its own unique story and style instead of strict minimalism. By embossing images of the clothing on fabric, Katja Skoppek has created a very unique signature that combines fashion and conceptual art. All of this is tied together with shoes covered in silicone, making for a very modern look. Ms. Skoppek’s work shows both excellent creative strength and solid commercial relevance. Her collection brings back memories. Its familiarity and freedom create a charm that is almost magnetic. People want to touch her clothing, to feel, own, sense, and experience it. The concept, commercial relevance, and exceptional craftsmanship that are all three demonstrated in her broad portfolio are proof of her rare talent. Katja Skoppek is a designer who will be able to breathe new life into the unstable world of fashion.
Judging panel member: Franco P. Tettamanti, fashion and portrait photographer, Paris
|Education||Master of Arts – Fachhochschule Bielefeld (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Prof. Willemina Hoenderken|
|Prize||Cash prize of 1500 euro, exhibition, Public Relations, mentoring program, photos by Franco P Tettamanti, work displayed on over 200 premium digital posters byWallDecaux in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Munich with over 24 million contacts.|
|Contactfirstname.lastname@example.org / www.katjaskoppek.de|