LADIE´S AND GENT´S Custometailer ,
10405 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg
In over 100 productions for opera, dance & drama … Jan Becker / Daniel Karasek at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden / Rolf Hoppe / Karl Dall / Christoph Hagel / Berliner Symphoniker / Alfred Biolek / Gregor Seyffert Compagnie …
– I implement your ideas personally
– a preference for fancy and historical lines
– has been working in Berlin for 20 years
– Tailoring apprenticeship and diploma course in fashion design in Berlin
– Advanced training in traditional men’s tailoring
– Working at numerous theaters in Germany
Claudia Möbius was born in East Germany and has been living and working in Berlin for 20 years. After graduating from high school and a subsequent apprenticeship as a tailor she decided to study fashion design at university level. After completing her degree she was employed by numerous theaters in Germany. She founded her own costume and design studio in Berlin’s fashion hotspot Prenzlauer Berg in 2003. Here she designs her own creations in keeping with the Bauhaus principle “form follows function” with the help of experienced colleagues when necessary.
This versatile artist creates not only costumes for all three branches of theatre: drama, opera and dance theatre, but also for freelance artists, normal costumers.
The broad range of her talent for design has been demonstrated in over 100 productions covering greatly varying styles. Influential for her more recent work were stays in neighbouring European countries. In 1999 Claudia Möbius was involved in two important French festivals. She worked at Michele Paldacci’s “Petit Ateliér”, chief designer at the 2600th anniversary of the city of Marseille. Subsequently she worked as Katia Duflot’s costume assistant on the production of Bellini’s “Norma” at the Marseilles Opera for the “Choregies d`Orange”, which premiered in July 1999.
In Germany Claudia Möbius has worked with important directors of all generations, with Daniel Karasek at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, for instance, with Rolf Hoppe and Karl Dall on the film of the Grimm’s fairytale “Hans im Glück” or with the Berliner Symphoniker, german TV-Celebraty Alfred Biolek as Entertainer and Conducter and Director Christoph Hagel, who´s wellknown for his extraordinary Mozart- performances in Berlin: “Cosi fan tutte “ without the usual frame + modern costumes in the old Berlin Hotspot E WERK.
Moving between the borders of fashion and costume design she has created costumes for variety artists and figure skating, those disciplines between art and sport. Notable here is her work for the big Berlin variety theatres “Wintergarten” and “Chamäleon”.
The biggest, most remarkable project Möbius Kostüm has been involved in was the cross-genre spectacle “Marquis de Sade” by the Gregor Seyffert Compagnie. The futuristic neo-rococo designs with the Marquis’ patent leather costumes supplemented by surgical ortheses went into it`s 4th season at the Vockerode power station near Berlin in 2009.
Theater Regensburg celebrated a brilliant worldwide dance theatre premiere of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ “One Hundred Years of Solitude” in October 2008, choreographed by Olaf Schmidt and with definitely non-ethnic costumes by Möbius Kostüm.
One more interesting project with her creation of the costumes was the big contemporary german “Fairytale”-Opera “Der Schmiedt von Gent” by Franz Schreker at the Opera in Chemnitz in Winter 2010. At the moment Schreker is having a new renaissance within the European and American opera-world. Already for the 11th season Möbius Kostüm was designing and transfering the costumes again for the wellknown Belcanto-festival “Rossini in Wildbad” in summer 2014.