Karolina WIDECKA
Fashion designer
Karolina WIDECKA
Fashion designer
Based in
Antwerpen , Belgium
Seniority
3 - 5 years experience
Age
26 years old
Gender
Female
Nationality
Poland
Resume
Master
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) Sep. 2019 - Jun. 2020
Antwerp, Belgium
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Winner
Komono
2020
Antwerp, Belgium

Winner of a design collaboration with Belgian eyewear company Komono

pattern maker
Haider Ackermann Mar. 2019 - Oct. 2019
Antwerp, Belgium

Internship in the Haider Ackermann atelier

- assisted with the development of collections
- developing patterns and prototypes for womenswear and menswear garments
- modification of final pieces
-stitched show looks, attended PFW and helped backstage at the show

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Bachelor
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) Sep. 2015 - Jun. 2018
Antwerp, Belgium
studio assistant
Carlo Jösch Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015
Cologne, Germany

- assisting with the manufacture of tailored pieces
- developing patterns and prototypes for womenswear and menswear garments

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studio assistant
Maria Lucas Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2015
Cologne, Germany
Industry sectors

Fashion

Luxury

Skills

Draping

Pattern making

embroidery

Sewing

Design

Styling

Concept research

Technical drawing

Freehand drawing

Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

ILLUSTRATOR

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Adobe Premiere Pro

Languages

English

Bilingual

German

Bilingual

Polish

Native language

Russian

Native language

French

Professional knowledge

Spanish; Castilian

Professional knowledge

Dutch; Flemish

Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
In house / Interim management
Internship / Work-study
Collaboration
Personal details

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate

HOW ANTWERP'S CLASS OF 2020 ARE ADAPTING TO THE NEW WORLD: PART 2

The class of 2020 had to rethink, reinvent and re-evaluate the ways they could fabricate chaotic order from disturbing silence of the world on pause. Lockdown has fostered new, innovative ways of creation, encouraged hyper-focus, has induced panic and has given students time to dig deeper than ever.

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Like all the institutions around the world, the ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP closed its building due to the pandemic, face-to-face teaching was abandoned, and the live graduate show cancelled. Instead of its flamboyant celebration of mad brilliance on the catwalk - which would have taken place in the beginning of June - for the first time in its storied history the Academy presented its fashion graduate collections through dynamic digital platform WWWSHOWWW instead.

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EDITORIAL: MEET THE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT’S CLASS OF 2020

The Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp is infamous for the excellent designers it sends out into the world after completing the four-year-long Master course. The academy’s annual graduation show, and especially the part where the Master students present their collections, is

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something many fashion industry insiders look forward to. Due to the mess that is the coronavirus, this year’s graduation show looked a little different.

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KOMONO & The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Unveil Sunglasses Collab

Teaming up with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp for the second time, Belgian eyewear label KOMONO recently unveiled their sophomore partnership with three masters fashion students for your consideration.
Tasking the trio to create a pair of sunglasses that aligned with their work and design a

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esthetic, Austrians Annemarie Saric and Florentina Leitner alongside Polish national Karolina Widecka were all selected on the basis of their designs which will be all be available for purchase starting tomorrow. Giving back to society in the process, one exclusive colourway of each style will be put up for auction with the funds going to US-based organisation Survived and Punished – as well as part of the proceeds of all other sales from the collab.

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Meet 5 fashion graduates from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Despite it not being an ideal final semester, the masters students have pulled through and present us with five collections -- all captured, by necessity, on themselves or mannequins.

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Karolina Widecka

video interview about the design collaboration with Belgian eyewear brand Komono

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