ATELIER AÏCHA ABBADI   for fashion, design, research, social practice   →   info [at] aichaabbadi.com

Fashion:
a. a system of social relations
b. a device for poetic expression
c. an existential smokescreen

writing + research

[IN PROGRESS]
Speculative Citizen Design, 2020/21

WAREHOUSE
A Magazine Reader and the rise of the Unglossies, 2020

ADDRESS JOURNAL
Fashion from the Shadows Series, 2017-2019

→ Performative Processes
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 13.01.2019

→ New Mentorship
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 14.08.2018

→ Archivist-Creators
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 25.02.2018

→ Alternative Fashion Media
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 14.11.2017

→ Future Fashion Education
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 12.09.2017

→ Mended Scars
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 20.07.2017

→ Second Life
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 26.06.2017

→ Fast Fashion Disruption
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 24.05.2017

BLOOMSBURY FASHION CENTRAL
Designer Biographies, 2018

STATE OF FASHION
Searching for the New Luxury: Authentic Fashion Products!, 2018

THE END OF FASHION
The Rag Trade, 2016



practice

TODAY'S POLLUTION, TOMORROW'S DIAMONDS – FASHION PEOPLE OFF THE RECORD, Book, 2020

DFS FACE MASKS, Objects/Collection, 2020

DFS FAN MERCH, Collection, 2019

DEEP FASHION STATE OF MIND: An Awakening, Artist Book, 2019/2020

SOCIAL SEWING, Workshop/Participatory Making, 2019/2020

OUTDOOR UPCYCLING HACKATHON, Workshop/Participatory Making, 2019

AUTHENTIC FASHION PRODUCTS !, Installation/Workshop, 2018

THE OBSERVATORY, Immersive Installation, 2017

UNIQUE FORMS OF DISCARDED IDEAS, Collection, 2016

BOCCIONI LEG, Material/Form Study, 2016

THE RAG TRADE, Installation, 2016

THE SELF - MADE KING, Fashion Tale, 2015

RUBBER REPORT, Collection, 2014 photo Sebastian Henkel for Bullet Mag

about

Through theory and practice, Berlin-based 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.

PRESENTATIONS

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

EDUCATION

2018 – MA Design (Interdisciplinary), University of the Arts Berlin

2016 – BA Design (Fashion), University of the Arts Berlin