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Fashion Upcycling Design Workshop.

Fashion Upcycling Design Workshop

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Second-hand consumption of fashion goods has more than doubled in France in the last 10 years. Upcycling is one of the creative alternatives to the production of new garments. It is also a very innovative process for design. The Fashion Upcycling Design Workshop will help you design silhouettes from existing material to create highly creative and sustainable silhouettes.

Audience

Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites.

Practical information

Type:
Summer School program
Format:
Short format
Duration:
2 weeks
Next session:
18-29 July 2022

Classes will be from 10 am to 5 pm.

Fees:
€1,670 incl. VAT

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Group size:
limited to 15 people

Basic English required

Language:
English
Location:
Austerlitz campus

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

© Hyo Kyoung Lee, IFM designer 2019

Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of upcycling both in terms of creativity and sustainability/waste management
  • Reflect on the definition of your creative signature and how it may be applied to upcycling
  • Convey your personal signature through a relevant selection of second-hand clothes: deconstruct and elaborate personal silhouettes
  • Search for 3D proportions and volumes from existing garments
  • Understand the techniques used to make prototypes

Program

The programme alternates between demonstrations, lectures, personal research, workshops and exercises. The small size of the group allows for individual guidance of each participant according to their different expectations and skills. During the two weeks you will :

  • Define a creative intention (moodboard, colors, materials, finishings) based on cultural, artistic and visual references
  • Play with volume : balance/imbalance. Paper collages will be used to define how the silhouette will be reconstructed to balance it or not
  • Understand of materials, feel, rendering. Notions of rigidity, flexibility, fluidity. Play with fabrics in order to approach what a fabric can or cannot do
  • Do a deconstruction work/mixing. Based on the second hand clothes you have choosen , search new proportions, details, constructions. Construction of garments on a dummy
  • Sew a prototype. Sewing of a new garment, using hand and sewing machines. In doing this, you will have to think more precisely about technics and finishes.

How to register

To register, simply fill in the online form and pay the required deposit. On receipt of the online form, the application is studied by the Summer School team. Once the application has been accepted, an email is sent specifying the payment schedule for the balance of the registration fee. If the application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.

If the health situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic forces us or you to cancel your registration, you will be able to postpone your registration to 2023, choose an online programme, or be refunded.

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