Elisa Paulina Herrmann is a young Fashion Designer from Germany, born in Berlin and currently based in Rome. In 2017 she completed a Bachelor‘s degree in Fashion Design at Pforzheim University, School of Design, in Germany, followed by a Master‘s degree in Knitwear Design at Accademia di Costume e Moda in Rome, Italy in 2019.
She won the European Fashion Award FASH in July 2019 after presenting her MA and BA collections to an international panel of fashion experts in Berlin. For her BA degree collection „Wear PF“ she has also won several other awards such as the Fashion Prize for young designers from the „Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung“, the Prize of the „Wirtschaft & Stadtmarketing Pforzheim“ as well as the „La Biosthétique Prix de Style“. Her Master’s degree collection „I just want you to love me“ and her collection „WoMEN“ have been showcased at Pitti Filati in Florence in February 2019 (as also mentioned in Vogue Italy).
She has interned and worked with several fashion brands (in both Fashion and Knitwear departments on Women‘s as well as Men‘s collections): McQ Alexander McQueen & Vivienne Westwood (London, UK), Ermanno Scervino (Florence, Italy), Vaquera & Melitta Baumeister (New York City, USA). Currently she is working with Gucci in Rome.
Next to fashion she also studied sculpture and drawing at Pforzheim University with Professor Abraham David Christian. Creating objects and drawings plays a big part in her creative process. Her works were shown at solo and group exhibitions over the last years.
Paulina considers all her designs as Unisex as it does not matter whether clothes are made for men or women. They don‘t need a gender specification. The only important thing is that you feel good and confident wearing them!
Detailed CV upon request.