Portrait of future-driven fashion designer Natascha von Hirschhausen

Founder & Designer

"I love fashion, because it is our most basic form of communication. Everyone does it and thereby it structures our society."

Natascha von Hirschhausen 

2018

exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

founding of the fashion designer network for sustainability “AETHIC”

 

2017

receiving of the German federal Ecodesign Award 2017 

capsule collection with Living Blue

jewellery collection Silver Lining 

 

2016

Meisterschülerin degree from Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

founding of the fashion label “Natascha von Hirschhausen”

 

2015

founding of the online magazine “Aethic.de”

participant of “lokal-international”

 

Education

Master of Arts at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

     thesis: “reVision - ethische Modegestaltung”

Bachelor of Arts at Media Design Hochschule Berlin

     thesis: “Nachhaltigkeit 2.0 - Entwicklung einer open-source Kollektion”

scholarship of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

 


the story

Hi, I am Natascha. I studied fashion design at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. During my master studies I was part of a collaboration project between Universität der Künste, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and Goethe Institut Bangladesh and we travelled to Bangladesh. Being there and experiencing the country with its rich culture but also its endless mountains of waste had a huge impact on me. 

Since then my goal was to avoid waste in the first place, rather than upcycling leftovers, because then you would still be dependent on this wasteful system. 

 

So I invented my own way of cutting patterns to avoid waste and work more efficiently with our resources.

 

Thus I only use natural materials, that are audited along the whole supply chain for social and ecological sustainability - for every component of the garment. You can read about every component on the website. For this concept I got awarded with the „Federal Award for Ecological Design“ 2017.

 

 

I am not one for the big show, or a lot of advertisement. I rather enjoy making well thought out garments, that make every women feel comfortable, beautiful and stronger. My focus is and will always be on my collection and my costumers.


Portrait: Kerstin Jacobsen, Retouch: Kim Lena Sahin