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Hongik Textile Arte & Fashion Design

Hongik Textile Art & Fashion Design

UNIVERSITY, Department History

With over 70 years history, Hongik University’s College of Art has produced numerous world-class artists and designers in South Korea.

At present over 2,800 students across 11 disciplinaries are encouraged to become pioneering creatives presenting new artistic possibilities through their unique perspectives.

Located in the Hongdae district, where our university serves as a landmark, the area represents art and culture becoming one of the most dynamic and artistic neighborhoods in Seoul.
Our Department of Textile Art and Fashion Design, which has its
origin as the Department of Textile Crafts established in 1971, has presented new artistic possibilities combining unique materials and techniques to produce scores of artists and designers since inception. In addition, our unrivalled facilities allow students to experience across boundaries of fashion design, textile design and textile art. Through this, we foster converging talents with interdisciplinary approach to textile, art, and fashion design. Currently, over 450 students from over 10 countries are gathered to develop their artistic identities beyond disciplines and borders.

FASHION SHOW EXHIBITION

CURRICULUM

The undergraduate curriculum is taught by industry experts sharing their expertise and skills to enhance students’ capabilities.

In the first year, students are exposed to basic skills and techniques necessary for textile and fashion design through various media. They learn to transfer these skills through the design process. The second year is subdivided into textile art, textile design and fashion design offering students specialized workshops such as weaving, dyeing, silk screen, fashion design, and pattern making. In the third year, students are encouraged to utilize the basic skills leant in the previous years, to produce in-dept works in collaboration with companies and institutions raising awareness of the industry. The fourth year focuses on completing highly personalized textile art, textile design and fashion design works through our business-related curriculum, further acquiring practical skills and knowledge about various career paths.

PEACE IS BLUE

HONGIK FASHION WEEK

The Hongik Fashion Week 2023 (PEACE IS BLUE) addresses the importance of creative action to deliver the message of art and non-violence.
The blue color representing peace was voted by the students at the beginning of the final year. Their individual messages of peace were demonstrated by acts of fashion protests in the finale of the show. As an additional message of peace, the Department of Design Convergence, the Department of Performing Arts, and the Department of Advertising and Public Relations participated together to create a new form of converging fashion show. The power of moving image in the visual arts, the interaction between people through clothing in fashion design and the harmony of human movement and music in the performing arts merged for the show. Graduate class of 2023 from 17 different countries with varying ideologies all came together to demonstrate our creative message of peace.
Hongik Fashion Week showcases graduate works of all three tracks of our department: textile art, textile design, and fashion design.
Hongik Fashion Week strives to inherit our department legacy and to step forward towards integration and progress. The week also offer a comprehensive glimpse of our curriculum to the students and the public through graduation exhibitions, first-, second-, and third-year exhibition, master’s and doctoral exhibitions, seminars, HFW markets, and the graduate fashion show.

HFW MARKET

HFW MARKET

HFW MARKET, part of Hongik Fashion Week, is a mobile pop-up booth showcasing and selling creative products arising from our

department’s projects. This year we collaborated with Total Art Museum in Seoul with their social project “Batik Story”.
This project works with artisans in Kriyan Bharat, located in Chirbon City, Indonesia to produces Batik (a traditional Indonesian dyeing techniques) products designed by our Textile design students. This was a social project with the proceeds helping the local community in Indonesia.
Through similar projects, we strive to foster entrepreneurial environment where students can design, produce, merchandise, and sell their works.

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