Drua references traditional knitting archetypes to create innovative 3D constructions and textures for her graduate project. By abstracting cable-knit structures and combining them with jacquard, she creates sculptural textiles intended for the luxury interiors market. Colour is informed by changeant qualities, which are exposed through under-layers for a less traditional approach
— WGSN at New Designers 2016 - Top Textiles
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EDUCATION

2014-2016
Master of fine arts with specialization in textile design, The Swedish School of Textiles (SE)

www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/

2011-2014
Bachelor in fashion and textile design with specialization in textile design, Kolding School of Design (DK)

www.designskolenkolding.dk


JOBS

2018 - External Examiner, Higher artistic educational programmes under The Ministry of Higher Education, Denmark, Design School Kolding. Textile Design.

2018 - Guest Teacher, Design School Kolding. Digital knit.

2018 - Guest Teacher, Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole. Machine knitting.

2017 - Teaching Assistant, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. The knitting department.

2016-2017 - Junior Researcher, Radboud University, Faculty of Art. Fixed-term employment.

Junior researcher at the "Crafting Wearables: Fashionable Technology" research project. As a junior researcher, I work on the development of smart and responsive textiles by means of explorations in knitwear. The research is embedded in the larger research project ‘Crafting Wearables: Fashionable Technology’, financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The research is conducted in close cooperation with designer Pauline van Dongen, the ArtEZ School for the Arts in Arnhem, and the Audax Textile Museum in Tilburg.


EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS

2017 - MoOD - Brussels, The Innovation Platform (BE) 

2016 - MoOD - Brussels, The Launch Pad Section (BE) 

2016 - New Designers, The Swedish School of Textiles, Master Degree exhibition (UK)

2016 - The Textile Museum Borås, Master Degree exhibition (SE)

2016 - Milan Designweek, The BASE (IT)

2014 - Kolding School of Design, Bachelor Degree exhibition (DK)

2014 - Première Vision, Indigo (FR)

2012 - Kolding School of Design, Waste and Environment exhibition (DK)

 

 


DESIGN RELATED SOFTWARE SKILLS

Stoll Pattern Software M1 Plus: CAD work station for CMS flat bed knitting machines

ScotWeave: CAD-CAM system for woven fabrics

Adobe: Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat

MS Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

 

 


COLLABORATIONS

Georg Jensen Damask - Collection and production, Kolding School of Design

ECCO - Shoe collection, Kolding School of Design

Waste and environment - International designresearch and creative problemsolving, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

 

 

 


COURSES

2015 - Pattern making 7,5 ECTS, The Swedish School of Textiles

2015 - Detail seewing, Tillskärarakademin i Göteborg

2015 - Dressmaking, Tillskärarakademin i Göteborg

2015 - Pattern making (advanced), Tillskärarakademin i Göteborg

2015 - Pattern making (beginner), Tillskärarakademin i Göteborg

2011 - Fashion and textile design, Den Scandinaviske Designhøjskole

2010 - Designmethods, Designkurser.dk

2010 - Drawing, Skolen for Kreativ Udvikling

2010 - Adope Photoshop, Softworld


SPONSORS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2018 - Statens Værksteder for Kunst - Weawing residency, TC-1 Loom

2018 - Statens kunstfond - Received funds for Travel.

2018 - Statens kunstfond - Received funds for the project (IM)perfect pixelations 2018.

2017 - Statens kunstfond - Received funds for MoOD - Brussels the Innovation Platform 2017 exhibition

2017 - Statens kunstfond - Received funds for an upcoming project (arbejdslegat)

2016 - Statens kunstfond - Received funds for MoOD - Brussels 2016 exhibition

2016 - Tekoutbildningarnas stipendiefonder - Scholarship, MA degree project

2016 - Stretchline (UK) Ltd - Sponser Ma degree project

2016 - Venne-Colcoton Unikat - Sponser Ma degree project

2016 - Campolmi Roberto Filati - Sponser Ma degree project