This class is an advanced class.You are required to take at least one term of FashionLab or show a portfolio before joining. If you are unsure if your child will be suitable for this class please email email@example.com
FashionLab Careers is for the students who are looking to further their knowledge within fashion and push themselves into potentially incorporating fashion and the arts into their further education.
You will be working with Caroline Gration (Director) and Tshala Castle on industry projects, sustainability awareness, up-cycling, experimental design, advanced sewing and pattern cutting techniques. Students will be expected to do more independent work outside of their class.
Sustainability is an area that is close to all of our hearts at The Fashion School, so as with previous terms, students will continue to learn about the importance of both a sustainable and responsible approach to fashion. This is aided by the amazing array of deadstock donated designer fabrics that are available to each student to bring their designs to life. Chopova Lowena, Preen, Brogger and Markus Lupfer are a few of the exciting London based designers that have donated their past season fabrics for the students to work with. Each student will finish the term with a unique handmade garment that will demonstrate everything they have learned over the term.
As part of the FashionLab Careers class, students will be expected to complete approximately 1.5 hours of homework each week.
We will help them develop skills in:
Sustainable design awareness
Pinning, measuring and cutting
Machine and hand sewing
Specialist sewing skills
Hand and machine embroidery
Current fashion industry knowledge
Arts Award eligible for ages 11+
Discussion of current fashion trends, news, exhibitions, ethics and sustainability, and how this affects your subsequent work and design.
Understanding the importance of research.
Industry design project.
How to upcycle and repair fashion you already have.
What we provide:
Expert tuition, from practicing pattern cutters, fashion designers etc. who have degrees in relevant art and fashion courses.
The use of new and fully serviced Janome 725s sewing machines, scissors, tools and threads etc.
Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.
At the end of term they will come home with:
Design sheets, sustainable fabric awareness and technical sewing samples.
A completed garment and/or accessory designed and made by them.
Certificate of completion (over 80% attendance).
FashionLab Career is an advanced class and an extension of FashionLab.
The student has previously attended a FashionLab class or can show a portfolio of work.
FashionLab Careers is a new class that started during lockdown, aimed at anyone over 11+ who is;
Autumn: Fashion Lab Careers
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