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Seminar was created by Berlin-based, inter-disciplinary design studio
Colors And The Kids (CATK) and sees them apply their talents to a variety of projects – sometimes alongside collaborators – to create a diverse and surprising range of products that represents a pure reflection of their own interests.

Seminar’s first collection is a startling line of seven richly colored scarves, initially conceived for an animation experiment in slow motion and image behavior. It represents the first time that the designers – whose previous clients include names like Kenzo, Benetton, Wolff Olins and Vogue, and whose work has appeared in publications such as Creative Review, +81, Computer Arts and books like Pretty Ugly – have worked with a free rein to realize their own vision. 

Describing the opportunity as “like having an entirely blank canvas”, the three individuals behind Seminar – Elisabeth Schulze, Sebastian Gerbert and Maik Bluhm, who met at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where they graduated in the fields of media art and visual arts – initially created the scarves as an entirely abstract idea for a video that would allow them to explore the changing shapes and colors of fabric. The results, however, inspired them to turn these figments of virtual imagination into reality.

Manufactured in delicate lightweight cotton and digitally printed, each scarf measures 130 cm by 130 cm, and represents CATK’s impressive eye for color and pattern. 

As has always been a characteristic of CATK’s work – which crosses boundaries to incorporate different elements through an unusually democratic process involving each member of the team – future products are likely to combine disciplines, expanding beyond fashion design into other fields, including music.

The video that initially inspired the collection is available to view here, and contains an exclusive soundtrack especially composed by musician Darren Durham aka FortDax, a graduate of well-respected independent record labels Static Caravan and Tugboat (an imprint of Rough Trade Records). FortDax has also earned plaudits for his remixes on behalf of artists like Nathan Fake and Piano Magic.