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 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 12 – 23, 2021*), Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

*No class July 14 – National Holiday

Tuition Cost:
Early Bird Rate (valid until Feb. 15 EXTENDED through Feb. 22) – 2 Credit: €1870 | Audit: €1405
Standard Rate (after Feb. 15 Feb. 22) –  2 Credit: €2200 | Audit: €1650

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Caroline Elie
Adjunct Faculty