Scandinavian Textiles and Fashion WorkshopSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Design, Fashion Studies, Studio Art
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Uncover your individual design aesthetic and unleash your creative identity by exploring textiles in fashion and surface design and how they change the way we dress as well as the spaces around us. The course combines visits to global Scandinavian brands the likes of H&M, Filippa K, and Marimekko with readings and studies of tactility, expression, and materials and a workshop component, where you develop your own digital lookbook of individual innovative design work.

Included Exploration Trip

The Exploration Trip is an opportunity to dive into the course content in another context. You will undertake an independent or small group assignment, exploring the course material on location. These trips are more loosely structured than Study Tours, with more room built in to self-direct your learning experience and class work while on site.

This course includes a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. This trip will come at no extra cost to you, but is a mandatory part of the curriculum of this course. Travel will take place during the period of your semester known as the ‘Study Break.’

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Interior Design, Visual Arts


Gigja Isis Gudjonsdottir

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fashion Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts, 2011. Fashion Design. Universität der Künste Berlin, 2010 - 2011 (Exchange semester). Technical Pattern Design – CLO3D course at Tillskärarakademin Malmö, Stockholms Tillskärarakademi, 2023. Diploma of Education, 3D-Modellering Blender, Yrgo, 2023 Diploma of Education. Freelance Fashion and 3D Design consultant working with various brands e.g. H&M, Divided, Creation Fields, Boob design, and & Other Stories, Sep 2019- present. H&M Product Designer at H&M Ladies Footwear department, Aug 2016 - Sep 2019. H&M Junior Footwear Designer at H&M Ladies Footwear department, Oct 2014 - Aug 2016 H&M Lingerie Design Assistant at H&M Ladies Fancy Underwear department, Jan 2012 - Oct 2014. Gigja Gudjonsdottir is an experienced fashion designer with a background at H&M and collaborations with various brands. She has designed a wide range of products, including shoes, handbags, belts, lingerie, and womenswear, demonstrating her versatile adaptability. With expertise in 3D modeling and Clo3d fashion design software, Gigja strives to merge her creative vision, innovative approaches, and commitment to sustainability, aiming to make meaningful contributions to the fashion industry. With DIS since 2023.