With this course, we are hosting a few workshops 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 – September 3
What inspires you? How can you turn your inspiration in design? Follow this class to get a grip of your design process.
Design Drawing – September 10
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.
Costume design – September 17
This workshop you will be inspired by the big fashion designers who made costumography for movies and theatre. Working on this topic, you’ll create the costume design inspired by the masters.
Mannequin Design 1 / Basics – September 24
Fashion designs can be created 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)
Mannequin Design 2 / Draping Techniques – October 1
This workshop is made for beginners who already know the basics of mannequin design. During the 4 hours class we will learn fabric forming tips and tricks, drape a 1/3 garment, and experiment with different kinds of textiles.
Experimental Print Design Workshop – October 8
This workshop is for people who would like to learn different artistic techniques of printing. By using creative printing techniques you can not only give a second life to unwanted items but also turn it into a design piece. Feel free to bring your unprinted clothes for a makeover.
It is possible to follow the whole 6-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 if you need to bring or prepare something.
Nastia Rouge – graduated as a Bachelor of Fashion Design in 2017, currently a freelance fashion designer and stylist. Started her professional career in early 2011 as a protege of Ukrainian painter/textile designer while learning academic art at the Artist Union of Kiev. In 2012 got a university grant to study textile design but quit after one year to move to the EU for a fashion design studies. Mostly interested in conceptual fashion and wearable avant-garde. Created a full collection inspired by Russian prison tattoos. She believes in a power of inspiration and a creative state of mind. Nastia teaches different fashion design workshops & courses at De Steek.
*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