Doris Schmitz

Doris Schmitz

Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany

About Doris Schmitz

Doris studied Art and Design at Bauhaus influenced Art colleges in
Braunschweig and Berlin. The "return to the craft" and the clash of
artistic trends such as Expressionism, Dadaism, and Constructivism
which she experienced in these environments influenced her work. The
Vienna Secession artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele also had an
impact. Her later studies at the Royal College of Art in London, where
she gained a MA in Fashion Design led Doris to a more reduced and
minimalistic illustration style.

“I am fascinated when drawing the human figure, dressed, semi-nude or
undressed. As a fashion designer I always had a passion for designing
and drawing fabrics, textures, impressive sculptural garments, and
costumes. I am interested in the emotions and moods one can create
with the body, postures and Its coverings. Humans express so much of
their inner world through their outer appearance.”

“Drawing is for me a meditation. When I draw, I enter another
universe, totally absorbed in what I do in the moment. I am drawing
as an emotional outlet, out of sheer joy and passion. Even when
drawing a model, part of the drawing rather reflects me. The topics I
choose, the colors, the materials, the atmosphere, all show my inner
world and the shifts and changes that happen over time.”

Education

2000 MA Fashion Design Royal College of Art London

1998 Diploma Fashion Design Kunsthochschule Berlin

1993 Fine Art Kunsthochschule Braunschweig

Events

2021 Illustrations Featured in Goldfoil Magazine Issue06

2013 Professorship for Fashion Design

2008 Publication Visual Merchandising im WEar Magazin

2000 Feltmakers Design Award of Inovation, London

2000 Clairmont Garment Schoolarship Award, London

1999 Feltmakers Design Award, London

1998 DAAD Stipendium, Berlin

1998 Royal College of Art Schoolarship

1997 Erasmus Stipendium London Fashion

Exhibitions

1999 Exhibition im Debenham‘s Windows, London

1997 Exhibition „ Blaue Augen, Blauer Fleck“ im Filmmuseum, Berlin

1997 Prasentation of the collection Gala Show der Fashionfair, Leipzig

1996 Martini Club-wear Award, Präsentation des outfits auf 15 Award Shows