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Emilie Grubert

Currently based in Bruges in Belgium as founder and co-owner of the interior design boutique Vanhille Grubert. I recently left a position as academic leader, designer and senior lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, international fashion undergraduate program - Studio Gottelier at DeTao. 

 

In 2008 I achieved a First-class Honours Degree from Central Saint Martins BA Women’s Wear, where I trained under illustrator and women’s wear pioneer Howard Tangye and John Galliano Atelier. 
In 2014 I achieved a Masters Degree with Distinction from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art and Design. 

My work as a designer is design as a tool for storytelling. My approach to design is the ability to use any given word, concept or question as a design assignment, visualized as costumes, film or large scale 3D illustrations. 
I have been engaged in collaborations with fine artists, theatres, designers and choreographers such as artist Cally Spooner, artist Andreas Emenius, production company Battle Royal, artist residency Ernst Projects and others, in London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. My work has been shown in music video for musician Trentemøller, at art institutions such as HEART- Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre and AArhus 2017 during the European Capital of Culture. 

I have a rich work experience in teaching creative thinking and development through unconventional means, to help students uncover their own way of expression. Beside from my full-time employment at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art-DeTao, I have been a visiting lecturer at the BA Women’s Wear at Central Saint Martins in London, the GXNU Academy of Fine Arts and the Dirk Wynant’s Furniture Design Department in China amongst others.

Through consultancy and teaching, I try to inspire, analyze and ask the right questions, in order to help the client or student to realize how and what they want to achieve. I strongly believe in the potential we all have within ourselves, my own satisfaction level in helping others achieving this, is very high. 

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EDUCATION

 

Master Degree with distinction from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art & Design 2014
1st Class honors Bachelor Degree Fashion Design with Women’s Wear from Central Saint Martins in London  2008
Foundation Degree with distinction at Central Saint Martins in London  2003

WORK & EXHIBITIONS

Now

Design and Co-owner of Boutique and design Studio Vanhille Grubert (BE)

2018

Academic leader and senior lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art at DeTao Masters Academy (CN)

2017

Academic leader and senior lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art at DeTao Masters Academy (CN)

Part of the exhibition ANYBODY Curated by Ane Lynge-Jorlen for European Capital of Culture (DK)

Visiting fashion illustration teacher at GXNU Academy of Fine Arts (CN)

2016

Academic leader and senior lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art at DeTao Masters Academy (CN)

Artist residency at Ernst Projects (UK)

Visiting fashion illustration teacher at the BA at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts (CN)

2015

Visiting fashion illustration teacher at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art at DeTao Masters Academy (CN)

Visiting fashion illustration teacher at the BA at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts (UK)

Visiting teacher in portfolio preparations at the BA at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts (UK)

Produced two large artworks for artists Hesselholdt & Mejlvang´s exhibition at Cultuurcentrum Strombeek (BE)

2014

Visiting fashion illustration teacher at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art at DeTao Masters Academy (CN)

Group exhibition CLASH-Resistance in Fashion at HEART - Herning Contemporary Museum of Art (DK)
Group exhibition at Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center - Nikolaj Kunsthal (DK)
Group exhibition at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art & Design (DK)
Costume designer for the show "CUBE" produced by battleROYAL for Hapag-Lloyd 5 star cruise MS Europa (DE)
Costume designer for the show "DOVE" produced by battleROYAL for Hapag-Lloyd 5 star cruise MS Europa (DE)

2013
Costume designer for artist performance at SCHUNCK Museum of Contemporary Art (NL)
Regular writer for www.forstyrrelser.dk (DK)
Costume designer for artist Andreas Emenius film NEW END NEW END (DK)
Costume designer for 'Me and the Power' at NUART (DK)
'Desert Sirens' Film collaboration with dancer Christopher Robins and artist Andreas Emenius
exhibited at Schunck Museum of Contemporary Art (NL)

2012
Costume designer for the film 'Collapsing in parts' by artist Cally Spooner (UK)
Produced two large patchworks for artists Hesselholdt & Mejlvang´s exhibition at The Art Society Gl. Strand (DK)
Costume designer for part of Læderhalsene´s 20 year anniversary show (DK)
Costume designer for 'MONO' at Gawenda (DK)
Costume designer for 'Oliver Twist' at Theater Galaksen (DK)
Costume designer for singer Jenny Wilson at art event 'Zittern Pferd' (DK)
Costume, props and set designer for ‘The End Show’ at NUART (DK)
Received The Danish Arts Council working grant

2011
Costume designer for theater Gawenda (DK)
Founder and organizer of Short Films Event SHORT+KORT- Showing national and international art film (DK)
Costume designer for theater TeaterMejeriet (DK)
Lived in Singapore

2010
Costume designer for theater Gawenda (DK)
Group exhibition at Copenhagen Fashion Week (DK)
Costume designer for Theater Galaksen in collaboration with tailor Karina Mott (DK)
Designs showen at Oxford Fashion week (UK)
Received a production grant from Copenhagen City Council

2009
Fashion design assistant at Susanne Deeken ltd. (UK)
Costume designer for performance artist Dulcie Joslyn for Becoming Barbara (and other Barbara stories) (UK)

Lived in London

2008
Freelance designer for Mrs. Megan Mittal (UK)
Freelance designer for Robe di Kappa China at The Design Laboratory of London (UK)
Group exhibition at Fashion Fair +46 in Stockholm (SE)
Selected to show graduation collection at Central Saint Martins Press Show (UK)

2007
Internship at John Galliano (FR)
Studio Manager at Richard Nicoll (UK)
Internship at film costume designer Manon Rasmussen (DK))
Won "Most Innovative" in Samsonite contest (UK)

Lived in Paris

 

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

2006: Group exhibition at the PM Gallery & House in London (UK)
2005: Group exhibition in the House of Culture in Stockholm (SE)
2004: Group charity fashion show at Cambridge University (UK)
2003: Solo at Esrum Møllegård 15 sustainable outfits (DK)

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