Karin Vlug graduated in 2014 at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, in Fashion Design. With her graduation collection – One Square Fits All – she has won the Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2014. She is researching and developing innovative production methods for the fashion industry.

Currently Karin is working on COLLECT; a new approach to your wardrobe by fashion designers Karin Vlug and Lisa Konno. Together they created a never ending wardrobe that is variable and easy for the consumer to adjust. A basic shirt can easily transform into a dress or a jumpsuit, using a very simple DIY system.

Within her research project “Smart Fashion Production” she is developing fashion production opportunities beyond traditional methods such as pattern making and sewing. Design and production is directly in 3d and leaves no leftover material or extensive handwork.

Partners: ArtEZ, CoE Future Makers, Tu/e, AMFI, ACIN: Fashion Technology Lab, Modint and Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie





09.16 – current Student Master Crossover Creativity at HKU in Utrecht
04.16 – current Designer COLLECT together with Lisa Konno (www.collect-studio.com)
04.16 – current guest teacher at KW1C college Den Bosch, Smart Fashion Production Workshop
09.14 – current Designer/researcher within her research project: Smart Fashion Production. Developing collections and innovative production methods for the fashion industry. In collaboration with ArtEZ (Prof. J. Teunissen), TU/E, AMFI, HvA, Saxion, CLICKNL/NEXTFASHION, Sizing Science and By-wire.nl.
09.10 – 09.14 Bachelor of Arts, Fashion Design ArtEZ Acadamy of Art in Arnhem, the Netherlands



10.16 Nominee “Global Denim Awards 2016” with COLLECT; a collaboration project with Lisa Konno
25.06.14 First Prize Winner of the Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2014
09.04.15 Nominee “Ontwerp Innovatie Prijs Gelderland”
18.09.14 Arnhemse Nieuwe, by OPA (Ontwerp Platform Arnhem) the eight most promising graduates from ArtEZ graduated in 2014
01.06.11 First Prize Winner, competition by Claes Iversen and his label Ami-e-toi for innovative textile development


10.16 Exposition, Match Up, Tokyo Design Week, Tokyo
10.16 Exposition, In No Particular Order, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
04.16 Exposition, New Fashion Perspectives, Glamcult, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
18.01.16 Exposition Smart Fashion Production, Future Generations, Amsterdam Fashion Week 2016
16.10.15 – 25.10.15 Exposition Smart Fashion Production, Its Your World, Dutch Design Week 2016
09.15 – 05.16 Exposition Smart Fashion Production, Tijdelijk Modemuseum, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
14.06.15 Fashion show, collection 90º, Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2015
22.05.15 – 25.10.15 Exposition OSFA, Mode en de Zee, Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
03.15 – 04.15 Exposition OSFA, Coming Soon – concept store in Arnhem
12.14 – 02.15  Exposition OSFA, Reflect, by Aziz Bekkaoui, WOW Amsterdam
10.14 Exposition OSFA, Modebelofte, Dutch Design Week 2014
07.14 Exposition OSFA, The Best of 2014, Modefabriek, RAI Amsterdam
25.06.14 Fashion show, collection OSFA, Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2014
06.14  Fashion show, collection OSFA, Graduation Show ArtEZ



16.06.16 Presentation, Awearness Fashion Cafe, Arnhem
09.06.16 Presentation, brainstorm session organised by CLICK/NL NEXT FASHION about the future of The Dutch
Creative Industry, Hilversum
07.04.16 Presentation, Dutch Design Daily, Pakhuis de Zwijger
Panel member, Embracing Fashion & Technology, Paris, Atelier Neerlandais
18.01.16  Presentation, Smart Fashion Production, Future Generations, Amsterdam Fashion Week 2016
10.15 Presentation, Smart Fashion Production, Dutch House of Representatives, Dutch Design Week
10.15 Presentation, DRIVE Design Research & Innovation Festival, Dutch Design Week
10.15 Presentation, It’s Your World, by Jeroen Junte, Dutch Design Week
10.15 Presentation, Thursday Night , cyber couture, by Professor A. Smelik, Tijdelijk Modemuseum, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
03.15 Guest lector, TexTalk” for 2nd year Bachelor Textile Engineering & Managment, Saxion, Enschede


Other (selection)

06.16 Participant HOTSHOP9 by ECCO leather
09.06.16 Building roadmap for the Dutch Creative Industry by CLICKNL/NEXTFASHION
17.03.16 Member, giving feedback to the finalists of the Green Challenge Award 2016, Postcode Lottery
10.14 – 10.15
 House blogger for project site ArtEZ & Innovatie
11.15 Workshop, smart textiles, by Dr. Oscar Tomico and Mark Vorstenbos followed in Barcelona at CRTTT
03.14 Member visitation commission ArtEZ Fashion Design screening
02.13 –  06.13 Internship at Preen, assistant designer in the studio, London
06.12 – 08.12 Internship at Alexander van Slobbe, working on the workwear for Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the production of orson+bodil A/W 2012
06.12 Working at concept store NL=New Luxury by Alexander van Slobbe



10.14  Head assistant Rachid Naas, opening store &Other Stories
02.14 Head Assistant catwalk choreographer Kim Vos, WE show
01.14 Catwalk choreographer Jacob Kok Amsterdam Fashion Week
12.13 Head Assistant catwalk choreographer Kim Vos, Moroccanoil event, Amsterdam
11.13 Head Assistant catwalk choreographer Kim Vos, Wella Trend Vision Award 2013, Amsterdam
06.13 Front stage director/catwalk choreographer ArtEZ Graduation Show, Arnhem
06.12 Front stage director/catwalk choreographer ArtEZ Graduation Show



Research, concept developing, design, draping, sewing, print development, fabric knowledge, pattern making, technical/fashion drawing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign

Dutch (native speaker)
English (good in speech, reading, writing)
Spanish (good in speech)
Driving license B