The goal of the Fashion Department at Angewandte is the
individual growth and development of each student’s artistic and creative potential. The fashion education at Angewandte takes
into account contemporary and future social, cultural and economic conditions that shape the constantly changing fashion industry.
The Central Artistic Subject focuses on generating ideas, developing concepts and creating and presenting individual, innovative
and visionary women’s and/or men’s wear collections at the highest artisanal and technical level. The curriculum further comprises
courses in pattern making, draping, sewing, knitting and dressmaking techniques and contains courses in fashion drawing, technical
drawing for fashion, fashion communication and fashion business. Within a range of lectures, seminars and courses, students
acquire the skills of the design process and learn about historical and contemporary fashion, and explore the fashion system
and its contexts. The Fashion Department initiates and fosters co-operations with partners from the fashion industry throughout
The unique curriculum at the Fashion Department is not only distinguished by its individual education
but also by its changing professorship at the head of the Department that gives students the opportunity to get to know different
established positions within the fashion system. Previous designers who taught at Modeklasse were, among others, Karl Lagerfeld,
Jil Sander, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Raf Simons, and Hussein Chalayan, Luke and Lucie Meier (creative directors of
Jil Sander) and Grace Wales Bonner is currently head of Modeklasse.
Graduates of the Fashion Department have founded
their own flourishing labels such as, among others, Bless, House of the very island’s, Petar Petrov, Ute Ploier, Sagan Vienna
or Wendy&Jim. They also occupy leading positions in the national and international fashion trade, working for renowned
houses such as among others Balenciaga, Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Prada or Maison Margiela.
Thanks to the continually high quality of the training it offers and its many successful graduates, the Fashion Department
is one of the most important fashion education institutions worldwide.
The next possible
start to study fashion at the Fashion Department is winter term 2021/22 (starts October 2021).Fashion
Each June, the Fashion Department organizes one of Austria’s most talked-about and widely covered fashion
shows, the Show Angewandte. Numerous prizes awarded at the show testify to the notable artistic level of our students whose
work is judged by an international jury of experts that also help them to build networks.