Draping Womenswear Design

When you apply for a foundation or BA course in fashion, it is important to have pictures of 3D work in your portfolio. In this course we will approach draping in an experimental, intuitive, playful and enjoyable way to create fashion ideas. By working with fabric and pins on a dummy-figure you inspire yourself and visualise your ideas in a quick way without making actual garments...

Taught by: Jeanette Osterried.

Description

When you apply for a foundation or BA course in fashion, it is important to have pictures of 3D work in your portfolio. In this course we will approach draping in an experimental, intuitive, playful and enjoyable way to create fashion ideas. By working with fabric and pins on a dummy-figure you inspire yourself and visualise your ideas in a quick way without making actual garments.

Topics covered

You will create your own research before you start to drape and sketch.

By twisting, folding, gathering and layering fabric you can get the most amazing results. 

Working in a sketchbook as well as working with fabric on a dummy will help you to develop and build up your ideas for shapes and details that will form a fashion collection. This collection will be made into a presentation for your portfolio at the end of the course.

The course will use a variety of learning methods, within a flexible framework depending on the needs of the group as a whole. These will include:

  • Tutor input and feedback
  • Student individual work on their projects
  • Group discussions
  • Student critique of each other’s work
  • Guided research in the library.

In order to benefit from the course you will need to engage with the activities set by the tutor, applying your ideas and inspiration to them.

Tutor information

Jeanette studied Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Since then she has run her own womenswear and knitwear business and worked alongside designers like Ann Sofie Back, Sharon Wauchob Paris, and Peter Jensen, London. For the past ten years Jeanette has been an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, BA Fashion Design womenswear, as well as knitwear department. She is a long standing tutor on the CSM short course program and has also taught fashion design at numerous other colleges.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Fabrics you like (at least 2 metres of each fabric)
  • Old clothes (optional)
  • 2 Scissors (1 for fabric & 1 for paper)
  • Glue
  • Pen and pencils
  • Camera (very important!)
  • Tape measure 
  • Ruler

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/10/2016 - 19/11/2016Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£630Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
12/12/2016 - 16/12/2016Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£630Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
04/02/2017 - 04/03/2017Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£630Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£630Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket