Teacher in Charge: R. Pedersen
This course will explore the boundaries of the most creative end of the textile fashion industry. Inspired by avant garde fashion designers, students will follow the design process to develop an idea into reality.
Students will be taught a range of textile design techniques, ranging from the traditional, hand crafted through to the contemporary machine aided. From here they will develop a design for their fabric which will be the starting point for their garment design. This textile should make their finished outfit really stand out on stage and in photos.
Materials are not limited to textiles alone with scope to explore non-traditional materials into wearable constructions. There is also scope for students to manipulate materials utilizing the laser cutter and 3D printers.
Students will have the option to enter their garments into a variety of fashion / wearable art competitions.
How will you learn?
Generating ideas informed by research and material experimentation.
Students will develop practical skills to draft patterns, work with their selected materials and work to a high quality end point.
This is a course for students who enjoy:
Turning their ideas into a real thing.
Seeing their work on a catwalk or in a photoshoot.
Final product - $30.00 (optional)
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu) they will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.