Fashion Design

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


Annika Kiidron-Roomets Won Silver Needle 2021!

The Gold and Silver Needle Gala (Kuldnõel, TFW), which took place on October 19-22, was incredibly significant for the fashion department of EKA – all Silver Needle (Hõbenõel) nominees are recent graduates or current students! The winner is Annika Kiidron-Roomets, who is fresh MA graduate. For the first time Kristel Jänes (Crystal Rabbit) and Karl Joonas Almaaa (KJA) were nominees, ...
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Cervo Volante –Piret Puppart’s Swiss Project

The long-matured Cervo Volante project of Piret Puppart, the head of the fashion department of EKA, which makes durable shoes and accessories from the residual skins, created during the deer hunting, has reached Estonia. As part of the D_O_M performance, dedicated to sustainable fashion on Design Night, the concept showed itself to a wider audience and has now gradually reached the Estonian ...
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ERKI Moeshow 2021 Collection Exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase. Thirteen sets from the ERKI Moeshow 2021 collection ...

ERKI Fashion Show 2021

It is the time when a person can escape from the uncertainty and the surrounding panic by just using his/her imagination. ERKI Fashion Show, which is this year held for the 34th time, is the place where once a year everybody can forget themselves and their worries. This year’s ERKI Fashion Show will be held at Patarei Sea Fortress, one of the most popular places this summer. What makes ERKI ...
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ERKI Fashion Show 2021 design competition

On January 18th ERKI Fashion Show 2021 team has announced the collection design draft competition! Boosting fashion since the 20th century ERKI Fashion Show, directed to young fashion designers, students and all sorts of fashionistas, is back with a push for the 2021 design competition. Participants have a chance to stun the audience with their craziest designs, wildest creative fantasies and ...
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Design & Crafts MA programme’s Online Open House

The Design & Crafts MA programme invites prospective MA students to join the programme’s Online Open House on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+2). This will be a good opportunity to hear more about the programme, and to meet and ask questions directly from the department staff and current students. The open house event will be hosted online over Zoom. If you would like to attend, ...
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EKA and Viru Keskus pushing young designers to world stage

On December 11th, the long-awaited new collections and business ideas of young designers of the VIRU x EAA Young Design Export Program will be presented. The collaboration between Viru Center and the Estonian Academy of Arts, which began at the beginning of this autumn, culminates in student pitches to an international committee that provides feedback on both the creativity of the projects ...
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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 ...

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