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Jennifer Milleder
Fashion Design MA

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Graduates: 2021

Specialisms: Apparel / Textiles - Print / Fashion Styling

My location: Vienna, Austria

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University of Applied Arts Vienna

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Jennifer Milleder

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First Name: Jennifer

Last Name: Milleder

University / College: University of Applied Arts Vienna

Course / Program: Fashion Design MA

Graduates: 2021

Specialisms: Apparel / Textiles - Print / Fashion Styling

My Location: Vienna, Austria

Website: Click To See Website

About:

Jennifer Milleder’s approach to fashion design is placed between wearability and art, based on storytelling concepts. Pretty fascinated with designing extraordinary garments, the designs are defined through strong, clear, yet dramatic silhouettes that focus on voluminous garment construction and attention to detail. Elegant, sophisticated and playful garments are created through experimental three-dimensional draping and fabric manipulations. The collections are inspired by either personal experiences or aesthetic objects and are influenced by art movements to create an artificial fictional world with embodied characters. Prints and geometric patterns, in particular, support the desire to generate surreal realities. Jennifer Milleder is an Austrian fashion designer, print designer and fashion stylist. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Hussein Chalayan, Luke & Lucie Meier and Grace Wales Bonner. In 2019, she worked at Iris van Herpen’s studio in Amsterdam, focusing on haute couture dresses, creating laser cut files and print developments.

Before the mirror

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BEFORE THE MIRROR features a surreal dandy story representing confident and self-expressed characters between fiction and reality and in a space between feminine and masculine. I define the dandy as a mysterious character full of melancholy who cherishes self-presentation and spectacle. My accompanying cultural thesis entitled WO/MEN BEFORE THE MIRROR - The Dandy as a Social Figure and an Artificial Construct becomes part of the collection as a transformed print. In terms of content and literally and interactively, the text becomes readable only by wearing a red, semi-transparent coat. Influenced by the corseted torso of dandy Mr Pearl and the artwork of surrealist René Magritte, I have developed illusionistic silhouettes and created oversized suits with a straight, masculine contour but with a feminine inner form. I aim to modify the primarily male silhouette of a dandy’s wardrobe by adding sartorial elegance through voluminous shapes and ruffles representing femininity. Prints and geometric patterns support the trickster figure dandy’s concept of optical illusion, deformation and transformation. The mirror, as a symbol of self-expression and self-confidence, functions as another irritating and manipulative tool. Also, it connects the wearer directly with the viewer, who becomes part of an interactive outfit and part of the story to take the collection’s design to another level by integrating the interactive aspect. (Photos: Irmfried Photographers)