Vintage dresses of the 1950s were the starting point for my experimentation with clothes before I moved on to creating my own designs. Eventually, the hobby became my profession. I quit the Freie Universität (ethnology, journalism and theatre) to study fashion design at Lette-Verein Berlin.
Spurred on by being awarded first prize as a junior designer by Fashion Forum Berlin in my final year, I started by designing my own collections and assisting other designers with pattern-cutting.
Soon, however, I became intrigued by costume design for film and theatre. My chance came with the fabulous opportunity to collaborate on the design of fantasy costumes for a dream sequence (Jenseits von Blau). Over the next 10 years, I got to know the different genres and their particular costume requirements. I worked for many international productions in Germany and Europe, with an emphasis on film and dance theatre.
In 1998, after a year in London, I established my own costume and fashion studio in Berlin, becoming ever more involved with satisfying craftsmanship and in addition taking the step to professionalize my passion for pattern-cutting with CAD software.
Productions as a freelancer:
Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters | Feature film
Dir: Tommy Wirkola | Workshop Coordinator – 2011
Der Zauber des Regenbogens | TV
Dir: Dagmar Damek | Assistant Costume Designer – 2005
Cats on Tour Düsseldorf | Musical
Assistant Costume Supervisor – 2004
Cats Madrid | Cie Medios y Espectáculos | Musical
Assistant Costume Supervisor – 2003-04
Solange wir lieben | TV
Dir: Olaf Kreinsen | Assistant Costume Designer – 2000
Error 2000 | Feature film
Dir: Anders Engström | Assistant Costume Designer – 1999
Die Stadtindianer | TV
Dir: Michael Knof | Assistant Costume Designer – 1994