With the objective of promoting the young and ambitious design scene, DESIGNWORK©MUC (designworkmuc.de), which serves as a stage for upcoming German design talents, plans to offer more workshops and lectures by well-established, experienced designers and directional players from the fashion field early next year.

"To provide the most profitable information and support to our newcomers, we rely on interchange with professionals from the industry. Our goal is to attract as many insiders as possible to grant a personal view into the professional routine of fashion business: What is it like to be a fashion designer? What’s important to care about? We invite our guests to share their own experiences and would be happy about any contacts," says Nadja Schleghuber of DESIGNWORK©MUC.

So far, ten fledgling designers have been chosen to be part of "#01 Team" at DESIGNWORK©MUC. Young creatives interested in participating in "#02 Team," which runs from March 3 to July 7, can send in their applications until Friday, January 21. Further information, including requirements, application documents and other details are listed on the organization’s website. (Click on link above).

For February 2005 DESIGNWORK©MUC is also preparing a special event focusing on media design. "Applications for contributions – short films, art, photography, performances, etc. are welcome at any time," says Schleghuber.

– Karin Leiberg