Alberte Laursen Rothenborg


Alberte Laursen Rothenborg
+45 24 83 92 03
Kunstakademiets Designskole


Stud. MA Sustainability of Fashion, ESMOD Berlin
BA Fashion Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design

Alberte Laursen Rothenborg is a sustainable fashion designer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has a background in social sustainability, working for the ethical clothing brand Dorsu in Cambodia. Furthermore she has a BA in Fashion Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Currently doing her M.A, Sustainability in Fashion at ESMOD Berlin, she is specialising in ‘Design for Circularity’. With a holistic approach to sustainability she combines theory and practice, exploring the changing role of the designer in the field between aesthetic creator and strategic consultant. With her M.A thesis she is creating a design tool for brands, which they can use to implement circular strategies in their design process. This will be exemplified in a capsule collection of 5 outfits, showcasing 5 strategies for circular fashion.


Stud. MA Sustainability in Fashion, Esmod Berlin (2016-2017
MA Fashion - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2013-2014 (30 ECTS completed)
BA Fashion - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2009-2012
Krabbesholm Højskole Design Forår 2009
Aurehøj Gymnasium 2008


Mar-June 2013: Internship at BARBARA í GONGíNí


Nov 2015 - now: Jil Sander / Jil Sander NAVY, Berlin, Shop Assisant

Nov 2013-May 2014: Designer and Project Manager Dorsu (Kampot Cambodia)

May-July 2014: Scenography and costume design - Sisters Hope "The Performance Sense Laboratory" Roskilde Festival 2014. (see more:

May 2014: Scenography - Sisters Hope "Dinner at Inkonst Malmö" (See more:

July 2013: Costume and Scenography design of The Velvet State - Performance Art Installation at Roskilde Festival 2013

Mar-July 2013: Internship at BARBARA í GONGíNí

Nov 2012-Jan 2013: Designassistant volunteer at Dorsu (Kampot, Cambodia)

July 2012: Co-coordinator of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Fashion Bachelor Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark

Jan 2012: Freelance design for Mads Nørgaard Copenhagen Winther 2013

Aug 2011: Coordinator of The Danish Design School Gradutation Show

2010: Founder, Birdie Birdy, up cycled jewelry - sold in Copenhagen and London


May 2016: Speaker at Copenhagen Fashion Summit, as representative for YFS - Group of Circularity

May 2016: Participant Youth Fashion Summit (Copenhagen)

2012: Nominated for Blickfang International Design Competition 2012 (with the project 'The Zerowaste Cut')

August 2012: Publiced at Holyholyfashion (with BA project, The Naïve Hobbyhorse Said Yes Yes) (

June 2012: July 2012: The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Fashion Bachelor Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark

March 2012: Exhibition at IC Companys (with the project 'Redesign Designers Remix')

2012: Showpiece jewelry designed for the singer Uffie

2011: Showpiece jewelry designed for singer Katrine Brocks/Bottled in England for Roskilde Festival 2011.

2009: Exhibtion in This Issue


Sustainable fashion design
Sustainable fashion theory
Circularity / Cradle to Cradle
Social sustainability
Design thinking
Project management
Concept development
Collection development
Patternmaking and draping
Zero Waste patternmaking

Experience with: Womenswear, Kidswear, Jewelry Design, Accesories Design

Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop


Danish (Mothertongue), English (Fluent)