lærke Marie Valum

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Lærke Marie Valum
lerkevalumgmail.com
Designskolen Kolding
2014

ABOUT

In my designs i give clothes a story to tell. The stories goes beyond trends, and uses fashion to create a visualization of different worlds. The world is made wearable, so the body tells my story through the applied shapes, textures and details.
My designs are powered by my love for contrast. The relationship between the simple and the complex, between minimalism and playfulness, creates a living balance in my designs.
I do conceptual design where I aim to create unexpected silhouettes and details in the materials and sewing techniques. My process is driven by intuition and experimental work directly in different materials. I combine sketching in 3d collages with draping in different scales, sewing samples and technical pattern cutting.

PROJECTS
CV / SKILLS
Education: 

2011-2014 Design School Kolding
-Master of Arts in design, within Fashion

2008-2011 Design School Kolding
-Bachelor of Arts in design, within Fashion

2008-2008 TEKO
-Designteknolog, Design Fashion

2006-2007 School of Photography
-1 year photograph program

2005-2006 School of arts
-1 year art program

2001-2004 Highschool
-High school graduation

Internships: 

2013 Intern at Anne Sofie Madsen (www.annesofiemadsen.com)
March 2013 - August 2013: SS14
-Research, idea development, patterncutting, sketching, samples. making
of the actual styles, in charge of developing embroderies for the
collection in cooperation with Hutters Reklamebroderi.

2012-2013 Intern at GAIA (www.gaiabrandt.com)
October 2012-march 2013: AW13
-Research, idea development, patterncutting, sketching, samples, making of the
actual styles, hand sewing.

Other: 

COMPETITIONS

2014 Designers Nest
-Participant in the nordic competition Designers Nest

2011 The Golden Fur Pen
-Finalist in the competition, The Golden Fur Pen

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2024 Fashion Fair Gallery
Exhibitor at the fashion fair Gallery during Copenhagen Fashion week August 2014

2012 Stage clothing
-Stage clothing for the band the electronic band Ignug

2011 Video exhibition
-Featured in a fashion video, shown at an exhibition in the meet district in Copenhagen

2011 Stage Clothing
-Stage costumes for the band Reptile Youth’s Asia tour, with concert at the Expo 2011

2007 Photography exhibition
-At Aarhus School of Art and­ Photography

2006 Art exhibition
-At Aarhus School of Art and Photography

Competences: 

Computer:
Photoshop
Illustrator
Indesign

Languages: 

Mother tung: Danish
Fluent: English
Basic: Nordic