Summer and Winter courses: Upcycling - Sustainable Fashion.
- START DATE: JULY 2018
- DURATION: 36 HOURS
- ATTENDANCE: PART-TIME
- LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
The main goal of this course is to instigate participants to explore the possibilities of transformation through secondhand or uncommercialised clothing. The aim of the encounters is to allow students to redesign and reconstruct past collections from the renowned Brazilian brand FARM (the partner-company of the course) and go beyond D.I.Y. techniques and customization. The goal is to create collectively, a a fashion line by using pieces from FARM’s past collections as a starting point. All the activities will be monitored by Gabriela Mazepa, a designer who works with Upcycling since 2007.
1. Fashion Communication
2. Styling: image edition and composition
3. Fashion Production: collection, networking, advisory
4. Fashion Image Gallery: Fashion Editorial, Campaigns, Lookbooks
5. Celebrities: Image creation
The course recognizes and welcomes anyone who is interested in the proposed topic. Design and/or Fashion students, seamstresses, fashion designers or anyone with the intent of improving their understanding of Upcycling and its creative process. It’s not necessary to have sewing skills, but it is important to be open to learning how to sew.
The course is an immersion in the Upcycling creative process and the theory behind it. With a practical approach, students will learn how to create something new out of an existing material (a piece of clothing). They also get in touch with the process of developing a collection and experimenting with practical skills: sewing, designing, chosing materials, etc.
Four schools for 4 creative worlds:
The design matrix takes the form of the four IED Schools: Design, Fashion , Visual Arts and IED Management.
Each IED location houses four completely independent schools: what unites them is the common denominator of design culture and shared inspiring principles.
IED teaching methods require that all the schools:
• forge strong bonds with the local production and operation systems in their regions;
• interface with their benchmark sectors;
• evolve depending on the growth standards of their underlying markets and professional situations.