Upcycling Fashion Short Course

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  • CAMPUSES: Paris
  • DURATION: 2 weeks / 60 hours
  • FORMAT: Day time
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • INTAKE: July 2019
  • TUITION FEE: €1,500
  • LIMITED TO: 20 students per class

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(TOTAL: 60 Hours)
 
Day 1 - Cultural Exposure: 5 Hours
The first day of this course will be dedicated to cultural exploration. To engage students, inspiration is key. By visiting different fashion exhibits and being engulfed by the history of fashion told by designers thru their garments is a powerful motivator. The experience will help inspire the students in the direction they may want to go with their reconstructed garment.

Day 2 - Thrift Shopping: 5 Hours
The class will get the exclusive opportunity to thrift with Bridgett Artise, thrifting expert. The experience will teach students what to look for while thrifting, how to recognize treasures, what pieces are ideal to reconstruct and more importantly understand the sustainable aspect of thrifting. This will also allow students to pick garments for reconstruction with the guidance of Ms. Artise, to assure suitable end products.

Day 3 - Intro to Clothing Reconstruction/Photoshoot: 5 Hours
On the first day of class a full introduction to Bridgett Artise will begin this class to show the sustainable fashion journey that led to teaching this class. Students will share their experiences that led them to taking this class. Examples of different ways to be sustainable will be shown and discussed. The experience of thrifting will also be discussed to understand why those garments were chosen by those students. Photos of students with before garments will be crucial to show the dramatic comparison to finished garment.

Day 4 - Garment Ideas & Deconstruction: 5 Hours
Students will show and explain garments they brought for reconstruction and what they are hoping to do with it. Bridgett Artise will give her ideas and together with her assistant finalize which ideas are feasible to create. After ideas are confirmed, they will begin the deconstruction process.

Day 5 - Garment Ideas & Deconstruction: 5 Hours
Students will show and explain garments they brought for reconstruction and what they are hoping to do with it. Bridgett Artise will give her ideas and together with her assistant finalize which ideas are feasible to create and teach/help the deconstruction process. All Ideas will need to be confirmed to move forward with deconstruction in order to have adequate time to complete a new garment.

Day 6 - Deconstruction of garments: 5 Hours
Students will continue to deconstruct their garments until they are left with a blank slate to recreate their new garment. During this process, ideas will be shared/shown to elaborate the countless things that can be done with scraps and textile waste. Photos taken to continue to document the process.

Day 7- Deconstruction of garments: 5 Hours
Students will continue to deconstruct their garments until they are left with a blank slate to recreate their new garment. During this process, ideas will be shared of the countless things that can be done with scraps and textile waste. Deconstruction of garments will conclude today.

Day 8 - Clothing Reconstruction: 5 Hours
The reconstruction of new garments will begin. Each student will get the help and guidance from Ms. Artise and her assistant to slowly begin reconstructing the new garment. Pictures will be taken from start to finish to capture the entire process.

Day 9 - Clothing Reconstruction: 5 Hours
The reconstruction of new garments will continue. Each student will get the help and guidance from Ms. Artise and her assistant to reconstruct the new garment. Any missteps or errors in reconstruction will be reworked and resolved.

Day 10 - Clothing Reconstruction: 5 Hours
The reconstruction of new garments will continue as each student should be finalizing their garment. Fit and structure will be adjusted, if needed. Embellishing garments or adding final touches will be the focus to assure a fully wearable reconstructed design.

Day 11 - Finalize Clothing Reconstruction: 5 Hours
The reconstruction of new garments will conclude. Each student will have the time to finalize their garment/s and create a full look for their last photos. Those who are completely finished will have the opportunity to make accessories with discarded fabric, as an addition to their look or as an additional project.

Day 12 - Photoshoot of Finished Garments: 5 Hours
Students will get the opportunity to style their new garment and have photographed. This gives the student a chance to be proud of what they have accomplished and in addition, prove that the options of reconstruction are limitless. Photos can/will also be used to generate interest for future classes.

  • Recommended level of English is IELTS 5.5 (to fully understand and follow the course). The IELTS certificate is not required, but we just want to be certain that you will be able to comprehend the course.
  • min. 18 years old
  • Interest in sustainable fashion, upcycling/recycling fashion