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Heidi Wikar

MA work

MA work

My collection, Singing Silence is a quiet statement for the environmental changes in the northern Scandinavian winter due to the global warming. Singing Silence illustrates a metamorphosis, in which the usually snow covered, white frozen landscapes are melting and evaporating into something, that is beyond our capacity or will to understand. Using down and air as insulation, I explore the quantity of material required in garments suitable for the ‘new winter’. The design challenge was to create reproducible, functional, comfortable, dynamic, easily adjustable, lightweight and packable clothes – the whole collection can be packed into one 20kg rucksack – but still very feminine and glamorous winter garments. The wearer should experience herself as entire with the garment, as a bird is in unison with its wings.

Info

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2009

  • My collection, Singing Silence is a quiet statement for the environmental changes in the northern Scandinavian winter due to the global warming. Singing Silence illustrates a metamorphosis, in which the usually snow covered, white frozen landscapes are melting and evaporating into something, that is beyond our capacity or will to understand. Using down and air as insulation, I explore the quantity of material required in garments suitable for the ‘new winter’. The design challenge was to create reproducible, functional, comfortable, dynamic, easily adjustable, lightweight and packable clothes – the whole collection can be packed into one 20kg rucksack – but still very feminine and glamorous winter garments. The wearer should experience herself as entire with the garment, as a bird is in unison with its wings.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fashion and Clothing Design, University of Art and Design Helsinki, 2006; Summer Course, Sportswear Design, The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, 2006; Exchange Studies, Fashion Design, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark, 2004
  • Experience

  • Freelance Designer: Fashion and Costume Design, Helsinki, 2004–9
  • Awards

  • The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland Scholarship, 2008 & 2009; First prize, Finnish Young Designer of the Year, 2004