Evita Rigert, born in Switzerland in 1987, is based in Amsterdam. After successfully completing her Bachelor in 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern in Product Design with a focus on Fashion Design, she completed the Master of Arts at the Sandberg Instituut (Gerrit Rietveld Academie) in 2019.
Since 2019 she has established herself as an independent fashion designer in Costume Design and Creative Pattern Cutting with her own studio in the Broedplaats Volkshotel. During her studies, she was trained at the established fashion labels Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann in Antwerp and Paris.
She creates experiences by designing clothes and mediates between the technical and the creative world. Her core competence are her ability to structure processes and her diplomatic and analytical nature. She convinces through her social and team-oriented personality, always positive with an enormous passion for clothes and costumes.
Her graduation collection ”The inEVITAble Trash of Luxury”, awarded with the Doing Fashion Sponsorship Award, shows a modern version of Plato’s Cave Allegory and reflects the impact of the fashion system and the luxury trash society.
Evita worked and lived in Amsterdam, Paris, Antwerp, Berlin, Basel and Zürich.
2022 - NOW
Patternmaker and Samplehouse for JULES TEN VELDE, Amsterdam, NL
Patternmaker and Samplehouse for NINAMOUNAH, Amsterdam, NL
Senior Designer at ELZINGA, Amsterdam, NL
Costume design for artist IRINA BIRGER
Exhibition „Moving Walls“ in NIEUW DAKOTA, Amsterdam NL
Costume design for designer KLASIEN VAN DE ZANSCHLUP VR-Designer ALI ESLAMI
Costume Design for Opera Performace „Repeat after me“ at the NATIONALE OPERA & BALLET Amsterdam, advised by Opera Director Peter Sellars and tutored by Opera Director Sjaron Minailo
Studio in the Broedplaats Volkshotel: Freelancer in fashion design, Costume Design and Creative Pattern cutting, Amsterdam, NL
Costume Design for Short Film „The Neigh Sayer“, premiered at the BRITISH FILM INSTITUT (BFI),
Patternmaker at HAIDER ACKERMANN, Antwerpen and Paris, BE / FR
Junior Patternmaker at ANN DEMEULEMEESTER (32 BVBA), Antwerpen, BE
Professional Certificate in Make-Up, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Paris, FR
Internship Fashion Design Assistent at ALINE OCHOA, Paris, FR
Shop assistent at ZARA, Zürich, CH
Universitiy of Applied Sciences and Arts
Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland
Master Design of Experiences / UNIVERSITY OF THE UNDERGROUND
Postgraduate Programme of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam
o Excellent qualifications in pattern construction, technical knowledge of the Rundschau pattern system, CAD, pattern grading
o Excellent knowledge of fashion design techniques such as fashion drawing, prototyping, draping, sampling and development of a final product
o Experienced in costume design for performers and artists
o Excellent Sewing techniques in confection and made-to-measure (taking measurements, fittings, documenting adjustments, sewing final garment)
o Professional interaction on all levels
o Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud:
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro
o Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point, Oracle