b. 1994, a fashion designer currently based in Leipzig, Germany. Immersed in pattern design, the use of color and long lasting, aesthetically pleasing textile objects. Fashion BA @ Designskolen Kolding (2020). Internship @ Lærke Valum (2020). Designer @ SheWorks (2021).
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Sustainability is an integral part of my practice as a designer. To me, creating purposeful and long lasting objects is crucial and the only way that I can justify this path that I have chosen for myself. I also believe that clothes need to be fun in order to last. Searching our closets should ignite a sense of happiness and playfulness. If we look more at getting dressed as a way of dressing up, of manifesting who we want to be in this world, of having fun; I believe we will form more meaningful and long lasting bonds with our clothes. And thus, they will last us longer. An aesthetically long lasting object isn’t necessarily equal to a muted one. Colors and patterns and interesting textures can last us just as long if we understand how to use them. This is my obsession: To better understand how we can use unexpected and surprising elements in sustainable and long lasting fashion.

mail: karlawernerz@hotmail.com
instagram: @karlazeuthen

Work experience

Sheworks Atelier
Designer and Production manager
(2020 – 2021)

Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole
Guest Teacher
(2020 – )

Lærke Valum
Design Intern
(2020)

Designers Remix
Fashion Week Assistant
(2019)

Dalby Kirke
Design and production of Choir Uniforms
(2018)

Louise Kragh
Workshop assistant
(2009 – 2011)


Education

Designskolen Kolding
BA Fine Arts
Fashion Design
(2017 – 2020)

Slow Factory, Open Education
Online Courses on:
Critical thinking, Sustainability, Fashion and more
(2020 –)

London College of Fashion
Online Masterclasses
Fashion and Sustainability
(2020)

Fashion Revolution
Online Masterclasses
Fashion’s Future
(2019)

Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Fashion and Textile Design
Helsinki, Finland
(2019)

Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole
Fasion and Textile Design
(2016)

Aarhus Katedralskole
Aarhus, Denmark
(2011 – 2014)

Klank Efterskole
Fashion Design
Aarhus, Denmark
(2010 – 2011)

Grants & Awards

Travel grant
Gudrun og Erik Kauffeldts Fond
For Untitled
(2020)

Volunteer Certificate
Designskolen Kolding
(2020)


References

Soundvenue
What to look for in a sustainable T-shirt
(2021)

Formkraft
En samtale om æstetik i praksis
Vølt (2021)

Conscious Fashion Fair

Live Interview on Sustainability and Zero Waste
(2021)