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February 27th at Aarhus City Hall
running order —1— Marieke Lisan Hoogendam —2— Lea Hedegaard —3— Lisa Sørensen —4— Helle Kier —5— Susanne Uhd Pedersen —6— Louise Dam —7— Sinthu Nathan —8— Lone Høfdinghoff Mathiasen —9— Cecilie Rønnow Emig — 10 — Kiri Krogsgaard Hansen — 11 — Bettina Egelund — 12 — Lasma Antonova — 13 — Janni Majlund Andersen — 14 — Christina Ladefoged — 15 — Camilla Damkjær — 16 — Kim Felecia
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INTRO — TEKO AW14 Connecting past and present, connecting others, challenging the future, everything is about getting connected. In our present digital social hierarchy, the most powerful people are the ones that experience, interact and move people, they are our modern day influencers. We believed the future lies in the hands of those who know the importance of networking and engaging actively in society. This year’s newly graduated designers surely know how to interweave their technical skills with fashion. They all display a sense of proud individualism on a high aesthetic, artisan and craftsmanship level. Their education has provided them with a special tool-set of technical and commercial understanding, equipping them with a sense professionalism that now shapes the foundation to their dynamic futures. With a fashion degree in hand they shall step forward and engage with our industry with confident composure. We are convinced that the design industry more than ever, needs creative designers who understand the technical and commercial language of fashion design. Therefore, I would like to encourage design companies to embrace these
graduates. We wish for you to be that first unique connection they make in the fashion industry. We encourage you to allow room for their freedom of thoughts, conceptual ideas and fresh compelling energy. To conclude, I hope the fashion industry will find a place for these exceptional talents. I hope they will be met by open minds and shall be valued for their innovative thoughts, ideas and dynamic approach. Finally, allow them to voice their profound visions, diversifying the exciting future development of Danish fashion design in all its wonderful facets. This final show is the culmination of months of hard work by our graduates. Personally, I am thoroughly aware of the effort and the amount of time they have put into their collections. In addition to this, I have aimed to inspire them to maintain their focus in order to create a marvellous and unparalleled final show this winter. We look forward to showing you this season’s curated selection of fresh designers, with individually challenging collections, all connected comfortably in a fabulously flowing presentation.
Ingrid Søe — Director of Education — Design
A rare elegant denim collection where the material stands strong in its raw and unwashed form, and draws a clear silhouette interacting with delicate prints inspired by the designerâ€™s homeland, the Netherlands, and especially the iconic blue and white patterns from Delft pottery. Storytelling knitwear created with colourful surfaces, and inspired by the Dutch fisherman, suits the denim colour theme, giving the collection a warmer touch with cosy, homemade silhouettes. The silk quality print spices up the collection with beautiful patterns against the more calm and robust materials, bringing cohesion and balance.
Taking inspiration from the eclectic universe of the socially critical Danish punk poet Michael Strunge and the contrasting mental states in which he worked, this unisex collection was crafted. Aptly named “The Nightmachine”, the garments are subjected to experiments with deconstruction, draping and the manipulation of surfaces. The differences in length, structures and the use of contrasting colours refer to Strunge’s idolizing relationship with David Bowie, which inspired him to further explore androgenity. The collection has the ability to transform its expression, depending on the body it envelopes, be it a man or woman.
A collection where colour, shape, and surface interact in an expressive and beautiful juxtaposition of attitude and form â€” A Puzzle of Oddity. Imagine a narrative panorama of oddness and quirky characters. Consider all peculiarities as the strongest link. Hovering shapes of embroideries and impertinent colours capture the universe generating new happenings by playfulness and creating a puzzle of fantasies. Drawing these into a range of patent and glistening surfaces, where the variety in width is playing out the attitude.
Antarctic is melting while we close our eyes and dream ourselves away to warmer climates. It is a world that cannot be rescued and eventually only exists in the past. “The Final Goodbye” is in honour of the Antarctic and holds details that reflect some of nature’s most beautiful elements. Clean lines, simple cuts, smooth fabrics and cool colours create a clean Nordic look that carries the symbolism of icebergs. The collection hides messages in white silhouettes and hand-dyed materials, symbolizing the development of global warming. It is all melting away — it is the final goodbye.
A gloomy and mysterious collection “The Old Leatherman” is based on a lonely wanderer in the late 1800’s America all dressed in layers and patches of used leather. The collection combines recycling and functionality in innovative ways. Old, worn-out leather jackets, bike tires and bicycle tubes are the main materials, in a combination with raw wool and cotton. A touch of masculine elements dominates the collection with shirts and oversized shoulders. Delicate details like hand stitched sewing and other edgy details summarize a solid leather collection focusing on the material and craftsmanship.
The cool rock star takes the lead role in this classic, avantgarde menswear collection, which functions both with and without a guitar. Inspired by the famous musician Jim Morrison the collection is all black and rock ’n roll. The experimenting choice of material and textures is combined with a very sharp and edgy silhouette. The combinations of soft and sticky, crispy and coated materials, makes it stand out as unique and daring.
A fusion between Bollywood and Noir movie makes a Burlesque and playful look, feminine and glittery – a magnificent playground for the sensual woman. Inspired by couture in the hand techniques and fitting and silhouettes from New Look and Bollywood the collection is both revealing and tailored and made for the modern “femme fatale”. The collection is eveningwear and has a black and white colour barcode which expresses two sides of the “femme fatale”. The black side is soft and draped and the white is more sharp and tailored.
Imagine a cornucopia filled with print, humor, colors, sequins and logos all combined in one sportswear collection. Feminine, yet powerful, the garments feature hand painted brush strokes combined with graphic street art and the visibility of cutlines between the different prints enhanced by pipings. Fabrics are decorated with sequins, highlighting the directional shapes, whereas subtle embroidery underlines structure within the silhouette. This ‘Werewolf’ collection embraces 1980s inspired sportswear, noting a wonderful happy-go-lucky feeling, much needed after darker moody times. Join in and let the glittery carefree attitude refresh your mind.
Silhouettes with reference to architectural sense of space are combined in a graphic expression. This collection is titled The Four Shapes and captures the combination between architecture and fashion, providing the garment with a minimalistic mood, with an emphasis on shapes. Frank Lloyd Wright’s constructions and his creative mind serve as the main inspiration for this collection. On the basis of a thorough shape analysis of Wright’s constructions the design universe aims at combining shapes in new and innovative ways.
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Sporty meets spacy in this elegant and clean collection, inspired by structural colouring, with its bright iridescent colours and 1960â€™s silhouettes. Composed by contrasts, silhouettes reinforce each other and consist of sharp straight lines placed against soft lines that follow the female body. Solid materials are enhanced by soft stretch fabrics, the airy transparency opposes the heavy appearance, and at last the shimmering and reflective surfaces are reinforced by the matte clean expressions. A mix of interesting negative spaces and tailored pieces, together with raw finishes underlines the simplicity within the styles.
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A modern city-viking with his priorities set right. Form, weight and materiality interacts in this masculine and clear collection. No frills — this is clothing for men! The inspiration for the garments have roots in the Scandinavian history, in the days of the strong and raw vikings, mixed with the straight and polished young schoolboy uniforms. These two very different groups of boys and men manifest themselves in bold masculine shapes combined with sleek tailoring. Made entirely of organic plant fibers, dyed with plants and GOTS certified colours, this collection’s aim is to focus on the future of sustainable fashion and push the boundaries of conventional thinking.
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The collection presents the challenges of understanding the female shape as it reveals itself in the urban environment. Achieving a fashionable, modern look, while combining various materials and garments, the past and the future connect. Inspired by the 60s subcultural and sci-fi movements, it brings out the ideals forged in the past, which are still present in the world of fashion today. The woman wearing this collection expresses confidence and strength, while still maintaining gentle fragility.
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Mathematics and music meet in a contemporary Pythagorean universe where black, white and graphic shapes play the lead role in a razor-sharp cut collection that is both feminine and strong. The collection “A night with Pythagoras” is focusing on the collars. The Pythagorean Theorem is the main inspiration, combined with the late futurism and cubism. The monochrome colours create a feeling of harmony and balance.
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Imagine a gloomy, rough and cold atmosphere in a world of no gender and no rules where all opposites are gathered in a mix between clean lines and draped silhouettes. Leather, silk, cotton, cashmere and wool in all kinds of luxurious expressions are gathered in black contrasts. This unisex collection is all about attitude and opposites attraction.
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A complex vision with contrasting elements and a rather provocative attitude. The garments shape an expressive visualization of reflections over volatile composed identities. For a backdrop; imagine a controlled clash of vulgar excessive club kids from the late 90s, the 60s Roberta Breitmore project and a dash of surreal imagery by photographer Claude Cahun from the 20s. Garments are intentionally wrapped in black tape, alluding to a voluminous and asymmetric silhouette that appears as a blend of crackled patent, quilt, chunky black plastic zippers and neon green terrycloth.
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A collection that strives to investigate a merger of silhouette and textile. Knits and fur are contextualized and developed into unique handcrafted fabrics, as another dimension of designing by forming the textile. This meticulous process allows for a profound investigation of creative tangents without forgetting the final product. Imagination and reality are refitted into a cohesive array of garments, loosely inspired by designers such as Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, André Courrèges, Jean Voight and Mary Quant. Modern, yet classic, the collection boasts a sporty and edgy feel, mainly apparent in the special fabric treatments and the black metallic details.
credits: Creative Direction + Production — Ulla Skjødt Graphic Design — JE;SU /jesu.dk Music — Djuna Barnes Choreography — Katrine Engberg Models — LE MANAGEMENT
TEKO is Scandinaviaâ€™s largest design and management college within the fashion and lifestyle industry. www.viauc.dk/teko