Silke Hofmann is a clothing designer and design researcher with a well-rounded background in the international prêt-à-porter industry. She is currently completing a practice PhD in the School of Design at the Royal College of Art in London.
Silke's research is situated in the female health spectrum. It focuses on the aesthetic and ergonomic bra needs of females affected by breast cancer, alongside whom she investigates specific clothing needs. In her design practice, Silke is interested in the wearer-garment relationship. She experiments with speculative garment development processes that welcome the garment wearer as an expert to the design process. Silke believes collaborative clothing developments produce more inclusive and need-specific designs that bear the potential to fill neglected gaps in underserved individuals' clothing needs.
Silke has recently begun exploring video making and digital animation as visual tools to express her collaborative design developments and advocate for breast cancer narratives in the spectrum of fashion videos and photography.