Creating New Fashion Silhouettes

Experimental design with pattern cutting.Before you commence a degree level fashion course or if you are preparing a portfolio for application or interview, it can be beneficial to understand how clothes are constructed and to experiment creatively with constructing shapes and silhouettes...

Taught by: Stephanie Cooper.

Description

Experimental design with pattern cutting.

Before you commence a degree level fashion course or if you are preparing a portfolio for application or interview, it can be beneficial to understand how clothes are constructed and to experiment creatively with constructing shapes and silhouettes.

For this course you will need to spend time in advance sourcing an item of vintage clothing that inspires you, which you will bring to the studio to analyse. You will identify the construction of the garments,and receive cutting tuition in how to design creative patterns from the pieces and then to experiment innovatively using further creative research towards producing new exciting fashion silhouettes.

This course with combined design and pattern cutting tuition will help to develop your understanding of fashion as a 3D form, how to create a coherent collection of ideas and how to explore your creativity in the fashion school environment. This course is ideal for anyone about to commence a degree course in fashion, for portfolio building and who wishes to explore and develop creatively 3D design and construction skills.

Tutor information

Stephanie Cooper works as a freelance designer on projects internationally and also works as a fashion stylist. She is tutor on BA Fashion at CSM and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Arts.

Materials

Please bring to the first session:

  • Drawing equipment including a ruler or patternmaster
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Tape measure

Please bring at least two items of vintage clothing that inspires you because of the cut/ shape. Pattern cutting tuition will be given to make copies of the garment pieces to be used to further advance your designs. Clothing can be sourced from vintage or charity shops.


Details for booking

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