Mode Design (B.A.)

Goddesses. The feeling of confidence.

A project about overcoming insecurities, fear, and trauma inspired by ancient Greek goddesses.

Profil Katharina Schumacher

Creating this project, the first motivation was to design a collection inspired by safety. Looking closer into the meaning and symbolism of safeness, one necessarily discovers patron saints and in connection to goddesses like Athena, the strong and confident patron of cities. With their grace, firm attitude and save charisma, ancient Greek goddesses, each in their own way, can inspire us to live up to our full potential. Like everyone else, these goddesses get shaped by their experiences and relationships. Therefore, they develop self-confidence as well as insecurities and quirks. They are not perfect at all. But still, they are incredible inspiring and strong women.

For this work the feeling of femininity and safety should be core motivation. Therefore, seven ancient Greek goddesses were used as a main source of inspiration – Hera, Aphrodite, Athena, Hestia, Persephone, Demeter, Artemis. Every goddess has her own attributes and characteristics. For example, Artemis, who is known as the goddess of the hunt. With her impulsive and belligerent way, she was integrated in the collection by using fabric manipulations, specific tailoring details, and painting on the fabric reflecting her characteristics. Every outfit is mainly represented by one particular goddess, but in the end all seven of them inspired the whole design process together. Focusing on empowering parts of emotional healing, the collection became sensually strong and harmonious.

Fashion is one of the most important means of communication. Facing such uncertain times, this work should inspire more personal growth, self-acceptance and tolerance and respect towards others. Everyone deserves emotional and physical safety.

To create fashion and visual art, you must open your mind and feel the world around you with all your senses. Katharina Schumacher is a Fashion Design (B.A.) graduate with an emotional approach and an attention to harmony and details. Born and raised in Bavaria, she found comfort in art and creating things early on. During her studies she discovered her love for the whole process of designing. For her, fashion is a way to communicate on multidisciplinary levels.

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