E M I R M E D I C
Emir Medic is a Fashion Designer, Costume Designer and Stylist. He was born in 1986 in Doboj, Bosnien and Herzigovina and immigrated to Germany at the age of four. Due to the outbreak of the Yugoslavian war, his family was forced to flee the country. He currently resides in the cultivating city of Hamburg. After completing his apprenticeship as a Technical Clothing Assistant, he began his studies of fashion design at Hochschule Niederrhein, and later went on to complete his studies at the Design Department Academy in Duesseldorf DE, earning him a degree in Fashion and Communications Design. During his studies he observed several design-internships, among others at Bernhard Willhelm in Paris.
Since 2014 he has been cooperating with theaters such as; Schauspielhaus Bochum, Theater Bremen and Nationaltheater Mannheim, as Head Costume Designer for several productions, such as; “Bluebeard - Hope of Women“, “Istanbul“, “Bang Bang die drei Dollar Oper“, „Träum weiter“ directed by Selen Kara & Torsten Kindermann, project by Alexander M. Giesches, “Torture the Artist“, "Hänsel and Gretel" (Opera debut), and Franz Kafkas "America" directed by Alexander Riemenschneider, as well as his last production of the new opera of Mozart's “die Entführung aus dem Serail “, directed by A. Riemenschneider. Currently he is working with Michael Tallke on the premiere of „Shirin & leif“ and has further plans to work with Selen Kara on her newest productions; „roten Zora“ and „Ellenbogen“.
In 2015 he also started collaborating as a stylist with the renowned 21 Agency, working on several editorial projects for a variety of high-street fashion brands. April 2016 he presented his first collection “Putnik 16/17“ at the Sarajevo Fashion week as a special guest. For his next collection „Dazzle 17" he worked with 3D designer Caroline Hauff from Berlin, for which they created a specially designed 3D textile print and presented this at the 2016 Fashion Week in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Following the success of his “Dazzle“ collection, Emir went on to introduce his “Infinite 17/18“ collection the following year. In December 2018 Emir was awarded "Designer of the Year" by SNL magazine (Sarajevo) and in April 2018 he opened the 40th Sarajevo Fashion Week with his new collection, “GenerationZ 18“.
Most currently he is collaborating with Melissa Christov on „HUMANS for Up“, a new project connecting humanity and sustainability with fashion. Creating a „Zeitgeist“ Collection by upcycling clothes donations in unison with immigrant dressmakers
M E L I S S A C H RI S T O V
Born in Düsseldorf with a german and turkish background. Her father immigrated to Germany from Istanbul in 1979 and settled down in Düsseldorf.
During her studies in politics, which she finished in 2012, she was in the directorate of “Mosaik e.V” - a public charity organization to support the intercultural dialog.
In 2014 she started to work for “Amnesty International” . She was responsible for the Human resources, as well as the marketing sector for the fundraising department.
Next to her professional activities, Melissa dedicates a lot of her free time to the refugee relief.
On the World Refugee day in 2016, she held an exhibition at the “Zakk” with the name “Refuman”, where she presented Polaroids concerning the Personality of Refugees.
She Mainly deals with social topics, and processes those into text.
As a freelance writer she publishes and works for blogs and other social media channels.