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Dreaming & Draping


Find unconventional fashion inspiration in the fabric of the city of Paris & create a final look based on volume research


What you’ll learn: Explore the A-to-Zs of what goes into garment construction and development; introduction to sewing and finishing techniques in order to create a foundation of understanding of the technical side of fashion; building an understanding of vocabulary synonymous with the garment industry; elaborated draping techniques (from the fluid aspect of draping to technical methods such as Tomoko Nakamichi’s pattern magic) as well as the translation to patterns; translation between 2D ideas to 3D volumes to appropriate textiles manipulations and fabric to create a final look.

Where you’ll visit: The fabric markets of Montmartre (such as Marché Saint Pierre, Sacrés Coupons), Sacré-Cœur, Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen (one of the world’s largest antique markets), Foundation Azzedine Alaïa, Foundation Louis Vuitton

Course highlight: Through the techniques shown throughout the course, the students will create a final look to use in their future creative portfolios.

Prerequisites: Curiosity about the fashion industry and the details that go into garment construction. Prior sewing abilities are not required and sewing basics will be covered early in the course.

Level: Open to All

When: Session 3 (July 15 – July 26, 2024), Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:45 pm

Tuition Cost:
Early Bird Rate (valid until Jan.15 EXTENDED through Feb.15) – 3 Credit: €2250 | Audit: €1545
Standard Rate (after Jan.15 Feb.15) –  3 Credit: €2650 | Audit: €1800

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