About Fashion design
The Fashion Design Programme at the Department of Design and Architecture encourages students to think new things and to aim to be a leading force within their discipline.
The Fashion Design Programme follows traditions in European avant-garde fashion design and models itself on the best schools in Britain.
Clothing, appearance and fashion are part of our culture and history. The history of fashion and people´s appearance through the ages helps us understand the development of society, technology and culture. The Academy of the Arts focuses on designers participating responsibly in creating the future, setting a good example, having responsible vision and respecting both individuals and society. There is a focus on students developing their own world of ideas, personal vision and style.
Fashion design is now one of the fastest growing export sectors in Iceland and the professional environment has changed beyond recognition since the foundation of the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 1998. By setting clear goals and emphasising quality, fashion design can become one of the most important professional sectors in Iceland.
“Fashion is dependent on the nature of world events, and more, it is a living testament to the powers that control the course of events, and if there is anything that has created it, then it is god!” Halldór Laxness.