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Experimental Draping with Fashion Print Workshop

Experimental Draping with Fashion Print Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Audrey Ang, Dominique L'Olive


On this course students will have the benefit of two tutors teaching on both aspects of this course; these will be focusing on creating a fashion print, and then learning how to then drape that fabric.

Students will be taught the importance of research techniques with the use of Central Saint Martin’s extensive library, and how to form ideas to create their own unique prints suitable for fashion. You will be taught different techniques from hand marking to drawing. You will be guided to design your own length of hand printed and decorated fashion fabric using non screen-printing approach.

Students will then be taught how best to use their printed design effectively via draping on the body and how to form many ideas for fashion design by getting experimental. The final day designs will culminate into a styled outfit (no sewing or pattern cutting is required) which can be photographed.

The outcome of the course will be an understanding of the importance of good research, translating this into printing, various print techniques, and experimental draping ideas and you will have a great fashion project for a sketch book or portfolio

Topics covered

  • Research for print
  • Experimental fashion drape
  • Print techniques
  • The process for a complete project

Who should take this course?

Students who are interested in understand print and draping for fashion design. Also good for students looking to add a project to their portfolio.

Level: All Levels

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Audrey Ang has enjoyed a long fashion career designing womenswear for Yohji Yamamoto in London, Paris and Tokyo. Her own accessories labels sold worldwide in high fashion stores such as Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Printemps, Saks 5th Avenue and Neiman Marcus with clients such as Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Neneh Cherry. A diverse and creative freelancer, she works sometimes for film, editorial shoots, accessory projects (including for Louis Vuitton) and in recent years for some of the UK's top florists for high profile weddings, editorial and events. She has tutored for several years at Central Saint Martins teaching various levels in fashion design, accessory and costume jewellery design and fashion styling. her own work has featured frequently in Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, W magazine, V magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Spur, Glamour, Elle, Elle Deco, Time Out, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, In Style, Marie Claire and i-D.

Dominique graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA hons degree in Fashion and initially worked for TIMNEY FOWLER where she created textile print designs for the UK and JAPANESE fashion markets. She established her own company in 1999 developing and designing primarily for the US apparel market but also collaborating on special design projects with Nigel Coates [ architect]  JIGSAW merchandising team and MARKS & SPENCERS. From 2002 -2007 Dominique was an associate lecturer at LCF on an elective programme teaching students from a diverse range of design disciplines Textile Print. She currently teaches for Artscom  online textile design courses.


Please bring with you for the class:

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Camera/ mobile to take photos of their draping and final styling work
  • Some funds for photocopying
  • Any colouring materials like paint, pens
  • Sketch book (can be bought on the day at college art shop)

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