Tanja Salem is a German fashion designer based near Munich, who has a passion for expressionism art. After finishing school, Tanja won a scholarship for a three-and-a-half-year program to study Fashion Design. During her practical semester, she interned at New York-based fashion label Marchesa in the Couture Department. During this time, she did a deep dive into the development of handmade evening gowns.
Tanja graduated with honors for her outstanding graduation thesis in Fashion Design B.A. at Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences in April 2019. In March 2020, her collection DETACHED scored third place in the prestigious Munich Fashion Award. Tanja´s work has been featured in Period Magazine, Bello Magazine, and L´officiel. Her graduate collection was also part of Neo. Fashion Digital during Berlin Fashion Week in February.
At the beginning of 2020, Tanja started creating her brand, CO-DE, which caters to both women and men’s wear and is focused on colorful high fashion with a slow fashion angle. One big point for the fashion industry nowadays is the circulation of our resources. Therefore, we are trying our best to produce garments for you made of recyclable mono materials. Every Friday, our team sits together to find creative solutions for all the leftover fabrics and trims we have and create a yearly revival collection from it, where each piece will be handmade and unique. To make it easier and more transparent for you to understand the supply chain and production of our pieces, every piece we have integrates a QR-CODE that will tell you easily, every information in seconds with your smartphone camera.