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Friday 4 September 2020, 3-5pm BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Christine Mayer
Christine Mayer is teaching the art of Draping and Upcycling on the tailors dress form. 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.Outline of the workshopIn this online workshop students will learn from Christine how to create an individual dress out of used men shirts.Christine’s focus is, to bring the participants to their own expression and to their full creative potential in this class.Christine will start with a draping demonstration. This is meant to be as inspiration, not as an one by one instruction. After the demonstration the participants will have time to work on their own piece. Christine will “go around” and assist everybody in the own process.Materials list (not provided)A dress form Draping pins A sewing machine Upcycling materials: 2 recycled men shirts in a nice colour combination or same colourWorkshop Cancellation PolicyAll places reserved on workshops are non-refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, email@example.com.