A T E L I E R A Ï C H A A B B A D I for fashion, design, research, social practice → info [at] aichaabbadi.com
a. a system of social relations
b. a device for poetic expression
c. an existential smokescreen →
writing + research
Design research project with Luisa Hilmer, 2020 – Work in progress.
Warehouse – A place for clothes in context, 2020
Performative Processes | New Mentorship | Archivist-Creators | Alternative Fashion Media | Future Fashion Education | Mended Scars | Second Life | Fast Fashion Disruption
ADDRESS – Journal for Fashion Criticism, 2017-2019
Bloomsbury Fashion Video and Photography Archive, 2018
Conference & Exhibition, May 31 & June 1 2018, Arnhem (NL)
Conference & Exhibition, 8 & 9 December 2016, Wellington (NZ)
Through theory and practice, Aïcha Abbadi explores fashion's boundaries and reflects on the discipline itself: its narrative potential and poetry, the industry's complex social relations, its ethical and environmental shortcomings as well as its optimism, dedication and potential solutions. Interested in niche fashion practices and alternative ways of making and being in fashion, she considers these contributions to be essential for a shift in perspective that interrupts fashion's main narratives.
She is also invested in neighborhood initiatives in Berlin that create shared community spaces and foster active participation, for creative, culturally and socially diverse environments.
Current works in progress include an upcoming fashion publication and an independent design research project. Alongside these, she is currently assisting with research for a contemporary art editions project initiated by Schellmann Art, Munich – New York.
P R E S E N T A T I O N S
2019 – Deep Fashion State of Mind book release,The Publisher, Berlin (DE)
2018 – Where are we now? Authorship in Design #2, Designtransfer, Berlin (DE) MA Graduate Exhibition
2018 – Searching for the New Luxury, Musis, Arnhem (NL) Conference & Exhibition
2013-2018 –Rundgang, University of the Arts Berlin (DE) Annual Open House
2017 – At the limits of perception and cognition, Schillerpalais, Berlin (DE) Group Exhibition
2013-2017 – Annual fashion show of the University of the Arts Berlin, various locations
2016 – The End of Fashion, Massey University, Wellington (NZ) Conference & Exhibition
2015 — KANAAN Food x Fashion x Music Fusion, Willner Brauerei, Berlin (DE) Intercultural/Interdisciplinary Event
E D U C A T I O N
2018 – MA Design (Interdisciplinary), University of the Arts Berlin
2016 – BA Design (Fashion), University of the Arts Berlin