This INTENSE DRAPING WORKSHOP with Zoom is dedicated to CREATING DRESSES
July 31 / August 1/ August 2, 2020
Christine Mayer is holding a three-part INTENSIVE DRAPING & UPCYCLING WORKSHOP with Zoom. The workshop is dedicated to creating dresses. 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.
Christine’s technique takes draping in a new direction by using original materials. Especially by dealing with recycled materials and old fabrics, this is an inspiring method to directly influence the given materials, structures and the individual fit. The designer becomes a sculptor who develops their creation directly on the bust – in harmony with the materials and body shape.
In the three-part live stream workshop students will learn from Christine how to create wonderful new dresses out of used garments and fabric. Each session will present an Upcycling & Draping theme. Materials needed for the long draping weekend are a dress form, draping pins, a sewing machine and the upcycling materials: for example beloved textiles, mangle cloths, men shirts or old linen pieces…
Participants will get a video of the draping demonstrations after each session.
The workshop language will be English. The number of participants is limited.
The workshop will start at 5pm and end at 8pm (Berlin CET).
CET (Berlin) 5pm – 8pm
GMT (London) 4pm – 7pm
EDT (Eastern) 11am – 2pm
CDT (Central) 10am – 1pm
MDT (Mountain) 9am – 12pm
PDT (Pacific) 8am – 11pm
Friday, July 31, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
What you need for participating:
Tailors Dress form (draping mannequin)
Material for Draping & Upcycling: Men shirts (2 pieces in same textile quality), recycled material of your choice, old textiles (mangle cloth, old linen), fabric of your choice etc. Please bring all what you want to transform into a dress.
UPCYCLING & DRAPING
The art of draping and upcycling was developed by Christine Mayer from the classic Japanese drapery. It represents a further development of the three-dimensional pattern cutting – working directly on the bust with original materials.
Especially by dealing with recycled materials and old fabrics, this is an inspiring method to directly influence the given materials, structures and the individual fit. The designer becomes a sculptor who develops their creation directly on the bust – in harmony with the materials and body shape.
“Christine Mayer’s most recent collections has been made entirely from recycled fabric with a lot of love. As she puts it, she wants her clothes to ‘embrace the people who wear them’. What we appear to have lost over time is the attachment to and love for our clothing, and through her work Mayer reminds us of the great tenacity of this connection. Christine Mayer is teaching the art of garment upcycling; the creative reuse of worn and used fabrics. She gives people the opportunity and skills to work with old and loved fabrics and to re-imagine them as brand new garments.”
Polly Leonard, Selvedge Magazine
For registration please send me an email:
or use the form below.
The three-day workshop costs 380€.
Your place is reserved by paying the workshop fee.
Payments with wire transfer:
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, 44774 Bochum
Account Number: 1129 0197 00, Routing Number: 430 609 67
IBAN: DE22430609671129019700, BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Account holder: Christine Mayer, Address: Limastrasse 38, 14163 Berlin
It would be lovely to be connected in the virtual creative space.