The textile world is adapting to lockdown with new ways of communicating and teaching. Starting on Sunday 19 April, Christine Mayer is holding a three-part upcycling and draping workshop via the video conferencing platform Zoom. The Berlin-based fashion designer has built a fashion career on re-purposing clothing and breathing new life into old garments. She is a pioneer of three-dimensional free draping with fabric, an art form she has adapted and developed from her studies in classical Japanese drapery. When it comes to clothing design, Christine’s style is recognisable for its collage aesthetics, where pattern and fabric constantly interrupt each other’s spaces. “Material that has been marked by life” is one of Christine’s biggest inspirations.

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