|1958||Born in Weinheim (Bergstrasse), Germany|
|1981–1986||Studied fashion design and earned her degree at Pforzheim’s School of Design|
|seit 1988||Has been running her own atelier cum salesroom in Düsseldorf|
|1999||North Rhine-Westphalian State Prize for the Arts and Crafts for her "Scarf Collar Jacket"|
|1997–2007||Bochum Design Award for "profile" and further awards|
|2018||Vivian Hackbarth died after a long and serious illness|
Vivian Hackbarth’s clothing is clear-cut and simple. This fashion designer was folding and plaiting, aligning and superimposing layers of fabric around the human body, thus creating geometrical cuts for unobtrusive garments. By carefully selecting the types and weights of the fabrics concerned, plus appropriate patterns and colors, she skillfully determined the clothes’ function, as well as the effect they create when being worn. The results were garments that do not constrict their wearers, but enwrap them, easily adapt to and simultaneously adumbrate their figures, and also suit their individual styles. For her own exhibitions, Vivian Hackbarth developed conceptual and experimental creations on the theme of “figure – space – bodily space”. Vivian Hackbarth, who died in 2018, won an ART AUREA AWARD in 2015.