Fashion Design Introduction Course

Starts 7 January 2020
Ends 3 March 2020

18:00 - 22:00

Van Der Hoopstraat 70HS, Amsterdam

529,95 euro

This Winter we are hosted different workshops, hosted by different fashion designers to get an introduction in fashion design. These workshops are a great way to built up a portfolio if you are interested in following a fashion design education in the future. But also if you don’t want to work in fashion, the topics can be interesting to follow! Focus is on fashion design, experimenting with it and at De Steek the topics are always influenced by a sustainable background.

Concept development / inspiration by Nastia Rouge – Saturday January 11
What inspires you? How can you turn your inspiration in design? Follow this class to get a grip of your design process.

Costume design by Nastia Rouge – Saturday January 18
This workshop you will be inspired by the big fashion designers who made cosmography for movies and theatre. Working on this topic, you’ll create the costume design inspired by the masters.

Illustrative upcycling by Kathryn Tonks – Saturday January 25
Experiment with the illustrative/decorative side of up-cycling. We will be experimenting
with textile paints and drawing with the sewing machine. Participant brings an item of clothing they would like to
work on, and illustrations and inspiration will be provided.

Print-design by Milka Steciak – Saturday February 1
Print can add a lot of joy to clothing pieces! Milka Steciak’s expertise is print design, both manually (painted) and digitally. Get an introduction in these techniques.

Design Drawing by Nastia Rouge – Saturday February 8
Designing often starts with a good sketch. Fashion designer Anastasia Ruzhevska shows you how you can work with brushes and pencils, get the proportions of the human body right and guides you in your own fashion sketches.

Mannequin Design Class by Nastia Rouge – Saturday February 15
Fashion designs can be create 2D by using pattern drafting, but a different way of designing is working on a mannequin. Your design is immediately visible in 3D. Get an introduction in this way of designing. (we will work on a 1/2 scale mannequin to reduce fabric waste and get quicker results)

Textile Design by Aida Kashani – Saturday February 22
Textile crafting techniques can be a really interested addition to a design or it could even lead you to a great design. But how can you apply this in your designs? Get inspired by different techniques like embroidery and application and make samples for your own designs.

Portfolio Book Development by Nastia Rouge – Saturday February 29
Follow this last workshop to combine all the work that you did in a nice way, for example in a book. Use it as a portfolio or as a way to look back at your process.

It is possible to follow the whole 8-week course or book the workshops of interest separately. Some of the workshop will require some preparation. Materials are included, but sometimes it is required to bring something extra to your workshop (like old cloth or inspiration) You will get an e-mail with all the specifics about the particular workshop(s) that you booked.

Fashion Design Introduction Course
10.00 AM – 14.00 PM
Materials included**
Price (per workshop): 69.95 euro
Price (full course): 529,95 euro

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**Only sometimes you have to bring something, you will get information by e-mail about it. (like inspiration, old magazines or scraps of fabrics/old clothes)
***This course is in English

Workshop: Knitted Wrist Mittens

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