The Department of Fashion Design provides instruction in clothes design and associated fields. Historical fashion design and its interpretations in time, innovation and new technologies, mapping the needs of target groups, creating brands, and environmentally aware thinking are only some of the diverse subject that are covered.

The department promotes creative and research work, organises exhibitions, encourages participation in exhibitions and fashion competitions, and cooperates with the fashion industry.

Graduates with BAs in fashion design are qualified as assistants to fashion designers, and graduates with MAs acquire the profession of fashion artist-designer.

  • Fashion artists and designers have been educated in Estonia for more than 70 years, the main strength of the department can be considered to be the continuity of the specialised education.
  • The assignment of the Department of Fashion Design is to provide BA and MA instruction that is internationally recognised, appropriately contemporary, yet directed toward the future. And to provide opportunities for increasing and ensuring the competitiveness of young fashion designers.
  • The continued interest in fashion design is proven by the large number of applicants who annually apply, and also by the constant demand of the fashion industry for new specialised and qualified talent. We all need fashionable new garments.

News and events


EKA Summer Academy workshop “Sculptural Headwear – Couture Millinery”

During the sculptural headwear course, the participants will acquire techniques for moulding and draping headwear and making couture millinery in traditional materials. In addition to innovative and alternative solutions, the course will look into the history, functions and meaning of headwear. The workshop will introduce, based on the example of the Balenciaga fashion house in Paris, the ...

Gudy Herder’s open lecture “Current lifestyle trends for 2019/2020”

Gudy Herter will give a lecture about "Current lifestyle trends for 2019/2020" on Monday, 10th of December at 12 am at the EKA auditorium A101 and an additional masterclass for fashion department MA and 3rd course BA students. Gudy Herder is an international trend consultant, keynote speaker, and certified trainer based in Barcelona, Spain. She helps brands and businesses anticipate trends ...

Fashion exhibition “Illuminatsion” bring light to the world of shadows

Creative director: Liisi Eesmaa Producer: Piret Puppart Photographer: Riina Varol Model: Äli Kiivet Make-up: Gerda Miller Sound design: Karl Martin Kelder Light solutions: Luigi Heinmaa Editor: Stuart Garlick Graphic design: Johanna Ruukholm The Estonian Academy of Arts’ fashion design department exhibition “Illumination”  is inspired by the unearthly: light and will-o’-the-wisps shed light ...

ERKI fashion show 2018 finalists announced!

On 26th May the ERKI fashion show will take place for the 31th time. The international jury selected 20 collections for the final fashion show: Andreas Kübar „Restitutio“ Annika Kiidron „It’s A Trap?“ Barbara Vasileva „Hidden tradition“ (Venemaa) Cärol Ott „KÕIK ON TROIS!“ Dita Enikova „Territory“ (Läti) Getter Tiivits „STARGAZER“ Karola Kaugema „Khrushchyovka“ Katrin Aasmaa „VELTA“ Kerttu ...
Photo-mittelmoda Nika Furlani

Birgit Saviauk – young talent of Mittelmoda

Fashion designer Birgit Saviauk has won a special price for the use of technolocial techniques in the well known Italian fashion contest Mittelmoda. The supervisior of the master’s thesis “Experimental surfaces and color changing fibers - knitwear for men” was Prof. Piret Puppart (MA). The 24th International Lab of Mittelmoda- Fashion Award 2017 was designed to give young talents an ...
Anu Rieberg – grand prix in fashion competition “Pecherski KasHtany”

Anu Rieberg – grand prix in fashion competition “Pecherski KasHtany”

“Pecherski Kashtany” is an international competition for young designers of costume. The 17th competition took place in Kiev. Anu Rieberg, who showed her collection “Followed It” won a first place in Pret-A-Porter category. The winner also received an intensive course at the Paris Fashion Studio summer school. The competition organized by the Kyiv National University of ...
Final destination

Final destination

On Thursday, June 8, 2017 graduating fashion designers of Estonian Academy of Arts will meet for one day at ISFAG to present their fashion collections as exhibits, catwalk and performance. 11 designers creations are curatored by Rauno Zubko. Dj Martin Aedla, Abramova and Ketomees are playing the vinyls. The final collections are shown by: EVGENIYA DOLGOPOLOVA, KRISTIINA JEROMANS, FRIDA JÕE, ...
Experimental forms in the KUMU Art Museum

Experimental forms in the KUMU Art Museum

The experimental form exhibition ”Pulss" (Pulse) is exhibited in the pedestrian tunnel of KUMU Art Museum May 20 - June 20, 2017. The core of the exhibition is the play of experimental forms and non-traditional materials in a utopian and fantasy way. The source of the exhibit is red carpet that is known from fashion shows and gala’s. Experimental forms were completed in the master class under ...

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