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.
Structures and Facilities:
At the enrollment students receive a nominal account to access the internet through WI-FI in the communal spaces, in classrooms or in consultation rooms, in order to complete their researches and works.
IED Labs – Intranet – Restricted area.
Students, teachers, teaching assistants and IED staff have an internal communication channel to share and manage didactic documentation. IED Labs is the information system for didactic/academic management, thanks to which every student can access an online section in which he/she can find service alerts, classes, course documentation, class program and any other information about the schooling.
Laboratories support theoretical classes; they are supplied by a highly technological equipment.