Discover the next generation of fur youth talent. This page is built for the new era of the fur trade containing profiles of the young, talented and creative personnel who continue to thrive in the fur industry and innovate.

From the recent graduates of the FUR SUMMER SCHOOL to previous REMIX contestants, find out more on each individual’s journey, inspiration and creations – and maybe find your next recruit

Name: Abigail Wirth
Association: Hungarian Fur Trade Association
University: Mod’Art International Hungary
Inspiration: Inspired by social media and the reaction into this ’reality’. My goal is to turn the lights on thought-provoking questions with the language of fashion and fur. Using fur and working with this material for me is a strong statement, a manifesto against …
Social Media: abigailwirth
Email[email protected]

I like it when creativity becomes part of our lives, for example in the fashion clothing is transformed into a work of art. The need for beauty and art is inseparable from the world of fashion. I am inspired by the expressive possibilities of materials like fur. My work aims to go beyond the boundaries of the traditional ‘frame’ in order to reinforce the physical presence of the material structure to make the clothes “picturesque”.

Name: Alba Ciordia
Association: Spanish Fur Association
University: Creanavarra
Inspiration: Africa – because of their rich culture and handmade techniques. I tried to use natural fabrics and different types of handmade techniques that would make my pieces unique and similar to the African clothing, including natural fabrics like fur.
Social Media: albaciordiadesign
Email: [email protected]

Name: Alessia-Rose Legault
Country of Residence: Canada
University: Collège Marie-Victorin – School of Fashion Design (Montréal)
Inspiration: I believe designers play the most important role in ensuring and promoting responsible, ethical and environmentally-conscious practices within the fashion industry. …

Imagine Talents show 2018 by Kopenhagen Fur
Birth year: 1990
Nationality: Swedish
Level of Study: Bachelor of arts in Fashion studies and Bachelor of fine arts in Fashion design
University: Stockholm University and Tokyo Mode Gakuen
Inspiration: Collage
Email: [email protected]
Web Portfolio:
Social Media: alexandrakl_

Alexandros Kotoulas is a greek designer specialised in high
end leather goods and fur accessories.

He is the founder and creative director of ALEXQUISITE, a brand that stands for superior quality, handmade leather goods and intelligent design that is tailor-made to the needs and
tastes of a contemporary, mobile aesthete. The core principle of Alexquisite’s design ethos is soft design — a design language that blends together practicality and function with intuitive beauty and a playful involvement of all the senses.

Name: Angel Tran
Association: Association La Fourrure Francaise
University: IFA Paris
Inspiration: Mixing the royal touch with the street art to create a modern look for strong, independent women – glamorous yet functional. Fur is one of the oldest materials known to man. In medieval times, by ancient law, fur was so special that only the privileged few – kings, queens …
Social Media: queenafashionstyle
Email: [email protected]

I am Anna Sofie and I am trained as a textile designer with a MA degree from Design School Kolding in Denmark. I am a very open minded and visual person, who appreciates the aesthetics in every choice I make.

I enjoy creating highly artistic and high end materials, but I am also trained in creating garments for commercial use.

I am fascinated by nature and the materials it provides us, like fur and leather.

Born and raised in Greece, I am a furrier from Kastoria who has been working on fur since I was a young boy. I have a great passion and love for fur making with quality. Communicating with other people inspires me as I can learn about different cultures, which is one of the reasons why I enjoyed the summer school in 2016.

Aziza Rozi is an artist and designer studying fashion design at Parsons The New School. Rozi gained expertise in fashion construction and fur technique originating from her high school education, at the High School of Fashion Industries. Under the supervision of her mentors in the Fur New York program, she was recommended for an internship for J Mendel Paris Showroom.

Name: Berivan Cemal
Country of Residence: Netherlands
University: Artez Art Academy
Inspiration: My Remix collection is an investigation into my own immigrant background and the deep personal responsibility I feel to translate my heritage for generations to come through my designs and use of fur. My intention was to incorporate philosophical questions …

My name is Berivan Cemal born in Holland November 3rd 1991, I am a Dutch menswear designer with Kurdish origin. I graduated from ArtEZ academy of the arts in Holland in 2015. In 2013 I had a chance to work with Furlab, teaching me how to minimalise the waste of fur usage by using new techniques.

Name: Christelle Tran-Thiet
Country of Residence: France
University: La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Inspiration: The inspiration for my REMIX collection centres the evolution of humanity, our responsibility to the planet and the awareness of both. My goal is to show the evolution of human responsibility through my clothes in a sustainable way. …

Greek Canadian girl born in Kastoria, Greece or else the “Fur City”. My family has been in the Fur Industry for four generations (since 1920).

It all started when I watched my furrier father cutting pieces of the mink pelts, my only concern was how to fully reclaim them and with a bit of creativity turn them into something remarkable. Ever since I can remember myself till now I am turning this amazing garment (Fur) into Accessories and anything else the imagination can reach!

Asia REMIX 2017 Winner
Name: Chunchen Liu
Association: Japan Fur Association
University: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fashion Department, Antwerp
Inspiration: This series of design is inspired by the snow mountain and mountain climbing sports. The use of different kinds of furs showcases the snow and texture of rocks on the mountain. The structures of the designs imitate the structure of an inter-changing jacket …
Social Media: chloeliu6652
Email: [email protected]

Name: Clara Huber
Association: Netherlands Bont Instituut
University: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fashion Department, Antwerp
Inspiration: Inspired by the work of different female artists, such as Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic, the collection follows the idea of a strong and confident, but sensitive
woman. Women can be merely a source of inspiration, muses that influence the …
Social Media: clara_huber_
Email: [email protected]

Name: Dong Wang
Country of Residence: China
University: China Northeast Normal University
Inspiration: The naturally dyed blue fur I have used in my design represents the worlds irresponsible use and dependence on plastic. This synthetic material, which is everywhere and often ends up washed up on our beach, not only causes serious pollution to our environment, but it also harms the marine life…

Dushica Petit rose as a fashion designer when she graduated from the Haute Couture department at Esmod International Fashion Groupe, Paris, France in June ’16. Right away she blossomed into one of the most promising young fashion designers of the year. Her first collection Winter Flowering was chosen as the ‘outstanding winner’ at the International Youth Designer Competition 2016 (Beijing, China).

Imagine Talents show 2018 by Kopenhagen Fur
Birth year: 1994
Nationality: Greek
Level of Study: Undergraduated of BA Fashion Design & Technology
University: Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia
Inspiration: My inspiration comes from the honeycomb. My design is for women who want to look fresh, young and joyful…
Email: [email protected]
Social Media: @economides__

My name is Eleni Oikonomidou and I was born in Drama, Greece. Now I am at the end of my BA in Fashion Design & Technology at T.E.I. Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia (Department of Kilkis). Let’s say that a small dream came true. After a lot of experimentation on denim and dying techniques, I was introduced to pelts in a fur class at my university. After that, the dreams turned into reality as the creativity with the techniques and designs had begun. Every day I sought to improve my skills but it was never enough for me. My teacher told me that only with hard work are you going to have the results that you desire.

Name: Elina Aarela
Country of Residence: Finland
University: Aalto University of Arts, Design, and Architecture
Inspiration: My REMIX collection centres the use of nature, in all its wild beauty, for fashion. Nature offers mankind everything we need to create, and fashion is no exception. That is why my use of responsible materials like fur, leather, cotton, wool and crystals promote responsible …

Fur adds life to the garment only with the natural body movement.

It’s something precious, delicate and full of feelings, talking from itself like a feather falling. I like to create around the female​ ​body,​ ​feeling​ ​the​ ​movement,​ ​the​ ​right​ ​balance. I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​give​ ​happiness​ ​in​ ​daily​ ​life​ to ​customers​ that wear ​my​ ​creations.

Between 2016-2017 I had working experiences in the fur industry in Kastoria (Greece) but also in​ ​the​ ​clothing​ ​industry​ ​in​ ​Thessaloniki​ ​(Greece).

Name: Federica Polli
Association: Associazione Italiana Pellicceria
University: Accademia Costume e Moda
Inspiration: Fashion manages to always tell me different stories through different combinations of clothes and accessories. Just as music is the soundtrack of our life, Fashion is the essence of our days; it tells us what we are. I am always very careful, I like observing, …
Social Media: feders.po
Email: [email protected]

I always try to learn more in the fur and fashion crossover taking courses for specialisation, including the one in Toronto at NAFA studios, the course at the Saga design centre in Copenhagen, and then the Fur Summer School in Kastoria by FurEurope. These three experiences have certainly contributed to the fortification of my skills and knowledge.

Fur is a connection to the deepest roots of the Finnish culture: the land was inhabited as a result of the lure of fur. My passion for fur was lit through second-hand coats. Working on them enchanted my senses, producing an experience: “I now remember why I exist.”

Name: Hüseyin Özer
Country of Residence: Turkey
University: Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany
Inspiration: When I saw natural light shining through the stained-glass windows at the world heritage site Hagia Sophia, I was mesmerized by its beauty. This experience formed the foundation of my REMIX collection, which would pay homage to Hagia Sophia’s aesthetic excellence and intricate beauty. …

Recently, I took part in the Kastoria Fur Summer School. This course changed my life by providing me invaluable knowledge and experience. It provides added value toward my career. I had the chance to work with some of the best professionals of the Greek fur sector—especially Vasilis Kardasis, who was very inspirational.
I am a textile designer. I help my clients and partners to make a statement through materials and colours; to break out of the mould and get noticed. I have a good understanding of the design process and love collaborating with different creatives as well as individuals from other industries. I also enjoy stepping out of my role as a designer and act as project manager in order to create something exciting, positive and unique with a team.

Name: Kazuki Harada
Association: Japan Fur Association
University: Sugino Fashion College
Inspiration: While science technology makes our life more convenient, nature continues to be destroyed. The purpose of this design is to keep aware of this fact. The crisis of nature can be represented by using the natural material like fur. We should not forget that nature is necessary …
Social Media:
Email: [email protected]

Name: Lam Wing Sum
Association: Hong Kong Fur Federation
University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Inspiration: Inspired by the rotting process of an orange. First from a fresh orange, then soon decomposed by some greenish fungi and turns into nothing. It is the “circle of life”. And that beauty of remodelling from nature is undeniable. This stage of change can reflect to women, …
Social Media: alkalwsum
Email: [email protected]

Name: Long Chen
Country of Residence: China
University: China Jiangxi Institute of Fashion Technology
Inspiration: I choose to design with fur because, as a fashion material, fur has the lowest discard rate of any textile – it is by nature responsible. Unlike fake fur, natural fur biodegrades without adding to the detrimental impacts the fashion industry has on the environment…

I believe that my design style is a mix of classic menswear influenced by strong street style looks combined with a refined masculinity. My passion and focus are equally strong when choosing fabrics for design as well as in the softness of the cuts. This is something I think is missing in the menswear industry today.

I love to explore the unexplored in mens fashion and play with the garments. It’s the pieces and materials that people usually do not associate with what men usually wear that are most fashionable.

Fur summer school was an amazing experience. We went through the entire process of producing a fur coat, and not only that… My team and I created smart leather and fur accessories with magnets that change your daily outfit.

Currently I am working at a company for computerised organisation of clothing industries.

Imagine Talents show 2016 by Kopenhagen Fur
Birth year: 1991
Nationality: Danish
Level of Study: Bachelor in Fashion Design
University: VIA University of College
Inspiration: Inspired by the cultural meeting between Greenland and Denmark in 1950. The fast-moving industries that created problems for …
Email: [email protected]
Web Portfolio:
Social Media: Mischa_studio

Imagine Talents show 2016 by Kopenhagen Fur
Birth year: 1993
Nationality: French
Level of Study: MA
Inspiration: Russian Orthodox iconography
Email: [email protected]
Web Portfolio:
Social Media: @nicolaslecourtmansion

My name is Pernille Caroline Moripen, I’m a Norwegian authorized furrier with my own fur studio and boutique, Moripen Buntmakeri, in the south of Norway.
I have been in the fur business since 2010 and I have loved every minute of it. I became a furrier because I’ve always loved fur and leather and I didn’t want to become a regular designer. Fur is more difficult but fun to work with. I can’t see myself not working with fur. I love it too much to stop.

Name: Saskia Reggel
Country of Residence: Germany
University: Berufskolleg Für Mode & Design
Inspiration: I view my collection as a charm bracelet decorated with nature’s most beautiful charm: fur. Like a charm bracelet, you start with the base form, and from there on you build, add and remove elements to suit your mood and style. These interchangeable sustainable components …

My name is Siiri Kaseorg. I was born in 1990 in Estonia. I spended my childhood on the
biggest island in Estonia, Saaremaa. Arounded with beautiful nature and good people.
I have studied graphic design in Kuressaare Industrial School (Estonia) for two years.
Graduated in 2012. During which i had my exciting internship at Taevas Ogilvy advertising
agency in Tallinn.
In 2013 i saw everything in another point of view discovering the world and myself, working
in Australia.

Name: Sirapop Dechraksa
Country of Residence: USA
University: Parsons School of Design
Inspiration: There are many reasons why a young fashion designer would feel passionate about working with fur, but above all else is the knowledge that I am designing responsibly. While fur is being questioned by today’s consumers, my passion to educate others with the facts …

Name: Siyang Meng
Association: China Fur Commission
University: London College of Fashion
Inspiration: My inspiration comes from the natural rock crystal. I found that rock crystal has many different features. Some of them are like taraxacums and some are like coral. I feel really touched by these natural creations.
Social Media: siyangmeng
Email: [email protected]

Name: Tanziya Sadrieva – Eurasia REMIX 2017 Winner
Association: Russian Fur Union
Inspiration: I was born in a small Russian village which is surrounded with fields, forests, rivers and mountains. After moving to the city, I am using my memories about my motherland with a beautiful nature in my projects. Human and nature have always been interconnected. …
Social Media: tima_sadrieva
Email: [email protected]

I had the chance to go to Saga Furs in March and attend the sales auction. As a result of this and my experience in the Kopenhagen Fur grading and sorting Course, I discovered a new part of the fur business I had no prior knowledge of.

Now, my main goal is to work in the fur trade. In fact, my aspiration now is to become an inspector who helps the brokers going over the skins during the auctions, and one day maybe become a broker.

Name: Yuliya Yuknovich
Country of Residence: Belarus
University: Belarusian National Technical University
Inspiration: I was always inspired by the natural beauty of my home country: Belarus, with its expanse of fields, forests and deep blue rivers. In the modern world in which we live, we are living fast and consuming even faster, but there comes a time when we have to slow down …

Imagine Talents show 2018 by Kopenhagen Fur
Birth year: 1992
Nationality: Republic of Korea
Level of Study: Bachelor
University: Seoul National university
Inspiration: I draw inspiration from Henri Matisse’ flowers.
Email: [email protected]
Social Media: @yusunher

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