[EN:] Prof. Waldemar Kraus
Prof. Wowo (Waldemar) Kraus (b. Samarka/ Russia) studied fashion at the London College of Fashion and the Middlesex University in London, earning a Bachelors Degree.
Following his graduation in 2005, he moved to Paris where he obtained a Masters Degree at the Institut Francais de la Mode. He collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton on a shoe collection and with Nike on a lifestyle collection.
After his MA, he had a short stint at Maison Martin Margiela in the Artisanal line studio, creating and developing the unique couture pieces.
In June 2007 Wowo Kraus moved to Italy (Bologna, then Florence) to be part of the accessories team at Emilio Pucci.
In 2009, he started teaching at the Polimoda Institut for Design and Marketing in Florence, Italy where he taught BA and MA graduates in fashion and accessories design and styling (womens, mens, childrens). In addition to his teaching assignment he also consulted with diverse clients in the research of fashion design and trend analysis.
As of October 2014, he is a professor of fashion design at Berlin University of the Arts.