Larissa Siems grew up in Braunschweig, Germany.
Upon finishing her A-levels in 2014, she moved to England to study a Foundation Diploma in Arts and Design, specialising in Fashion Design.
In 2015, Larissa started a 3-year BA course in Fashion Design and Technology at the Arts University Bournemouth. Additionally to manual pattern cutting, she learned to utilise the Lectra suite to design and construct patterns digitally, prototype garments and create lay plans focusing on effectivity and sustainability.
In March 2017, she moved to Amsterdam to complete a 6-month internship at the Iris van Herpen Atelier where she executed various creative and organisational roles and helped with the ‚Aeriform‘ show at Paris Couture Fashion week.
After her work experience, in September 2017, she started her final year at the Arts University Bournemouth.
Her Final Major Project ‘R75-5’, a six-outfit luxury womenswear collection, was selected for the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk show in June 2018 in London, where she additionally exhibited her portfolio.
Larissa Siems finished her BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design and Technology in June 2018.
She was awarded the Fred Spurr Award for innovation in digital design for using the Lectra System to experiment and design in a digital environment.