This DRAPING WORKSHOP with Zoom is dedicated to creating a jacket including a sleeve pattern
Sept. 25 / Sept. 26, 2020
Christine Mayer is holding a two-part FREE DRAPING & UPCYCLING WORKSHOP with Zoom. The workshop is dedicated to creating a jacket including the sleeve pattern from scratch. 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 two-part live stream workshop students will learn from Christine how to create an avant-garde jacket out of used fabric pieces or beloved textiles. The workshop includes how to create a sleeve pattern from scratch. Materials needed for this two-days draping experience are a dress form, draping pins, a sewing machine and the upcycling materials such as a beloved textiles, mangle cloths, used denims 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.
Friday | CET (Berlin) 8am – 11am | Saturday CET (Berlin) 8am – 12am
Friday | AUSTRALIA (Sydney) 4pm – 7pm | Saturday AUSTRALIA (Sydney) 4pm – 8pm
Friday | New Zealand (NZT) 6pm – 9pm | Saturday New Zealand (NZT) 6pm – 10pm
Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Workshop fee 300€ (payable with the confirmation)
What you need for participating:
Tailors Dress form (draping mannequin)
Material for Free Draping & Upcycling
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