Fashion! Turn to the left! Fashion! Turn to the right!

 

I am very excited to be teaching two fashion workshops at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts inspired by their exhibition, Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, from the V&A Museum.  My PM class topics will include design, illustration, accessory making, branding, and the history of fashion.  

Since history plays such an important part of fashion, we will discuss world events and how it influenced trends of the times. 

 Since everything from fabric, metal, and nylon was rationed in the 40's, the "mend and make do" attitude that came from the 1940's war rations influences the duct tape sandal project that also incorporates current trends like strong patterns and color blocking:

We will be making moodboards that will help students understand their personal style as well as serving as inspiration for the entire week of design and projects:  

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The AM session will be taught by Carrie Mills. The students will learn traditional fashion sketching and design as well as make their own ensembles created from repurposed garments as well as a wide variety of beautiful textiles.  

There are still a few spots in the 14-18 year old class, Art Lab: Fashion Reaction, that begins Monday, June 8th, but the 11-13 year old session is sold out.  For more information, please visit the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' workshop website at:

http://fristcenter.org/calendar-exhibitions/detail/summer-art-camp