Image: Coat by Christine Mayer. (c) Billy & Hells.
In October (Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October) Christine Mayer is holding a three-part Intensive Draping & Upcycling Workshop on Zoom dedicated to creating coats. In the three-part live stream workshop students will learn from Christine how to create avant-garde coats out of used garments and fabric. Each session will present an Upcycling & Draping theme. In the last session the participants will learn how to create a sleeve pattern from scratch.
The Berlin-based fashion designer has built a fashion career on re-purposing clothing and breathing new life into old garments. She is a pioneer of three-dimensional free draping with fabric, an art form she has adapted and developed from her studies in classical Japanese drapery. When it comes to clothing design, Christine’s style is recognisable for its collage aesthetics, where pattern and fabric constantly interrupt each other’s spaces. “Material that has been marked by life” is one of Christine’s biggest inspirations.
Christine’s technique takes draping in a new direction by using original materials. Especially by dealing with recycled materials and old fabrics, this is an inspiring method to directly influence the given materials, structures and the individual fit. The designer becomes a sculptor who develops their creation directly on the bust – in harmony with the materials and body shape.
Materials needed for the long draping weekend are a dress form, draping pins, a sewing machine and the upcycling materials such as a beloved textile, mangle cloths, used denims or old linen pieces. An exact list will be sent with the confirmation. Participants will get a video of the draping demonstrations after each session. The workshop language will be English. The number of participants is limited.
Online Draping Workshop: Coats, 23 – 25 October 2020, 5pm – 8pm Berlin CET
For more information visit www.intothelight.de