Passagen: A collaboration with Claudia Skoda
Working closely together with Berlin designer Claudia Skoda (b. 1943), photographer and director Max von Gumppenberg has realized the fashion film Passagen in collaboration with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Skoda’s impressive work was on display in the multimedia special exhibition „Dressed to Thrill“ in seven thematic sections at Kulturforum until the end of August. Known as „the queen of texture“ and for her unconventional designs, Claudia Skoda’s fashions made her a key figure and icon of the West Berlin underground scene in the 1970s and 1980s. Musicians, filmmakers, artists and fashion designers came together in her living and working community fabrikneu, where she started working on her collections and early shows – always keen on developing, exploring different spheres of the arts and creating something extraordinary. Her Gesamtkunstwerk-approach, involving a multidisciplinary synthesis of the arts, made her a pioneer in the artistically contextualised presentation of fashion.
Produced and conceptualized by NOWADAYS, Passagen takes a contemporary approach on Claudia Skoda’s work and is a hommage on the unconventional and creative path she has taken in the fashion world.