Form And Function Of A Garment
Expand your personal design "language" through the exploration of key design concepts emphasized in Eastern/ Japanese fashion design. This workshop will examine form and function in fashion design - utilizing key aspects of design such as shape, texture, architecture, repetition and volume and experimenting with the variable effects these attributes have in their interplay with the body shape. If a garment is a sculpture, how does that sculpture come to life on a moving body? Traditional Western fashion design philosophies focus on precision pattern making resulting in tightly tailored, fitted garments. In this workshop students will explore the Eastern/Japanese emphasis on form by manipulating fabric through pleating, rouching, folding, and draping shapes directly on the dress form. Students will sketch, design, and sew a unique garment, a sculpture for the body that expands on simple two-dimensional manipulation of fabric to create and activate volume in a novel three-dimensional design.
Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills.