Fabric Manipulation in Fashion Design
Fabric manipulation and surface embellishment have been used as bold forms of artistic expression in fashion design cross-culturally throughout history. In this course students will be encouraged to produce variations in texture and form through experimenting with the manipulation of fabric. Experimental application of techniques such as pleating, cording, ruching, smocking, and stuffed applique will provide a basis for an investigation of shape, texture and form. Each student will create yardage of fabric using these techniques and then design and sew a unique garment allowing them to explore how these embellishments function on the body.
Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills required.