Zero Waste Fashion Design Lecture, Booksigning and Workshop with Holly McQu...
"Make/Use explores what might occur if we consider not only the aesthetic of the garments we wear, but also the way we use them and the waste we create when we make them.
Holly McQuillan is a designer, writer, and facilitator working primarily in the field of sustainable design practice. She teaches at Massey University School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand. Her work often explores risk-taking in the context of fashion design as a way of discovering new mechanisms of viewing and creating the world in which we live. She has co-authored the first comprehensive book on zero-waste fashion design and recently mounted a collaborative exhibition, Make/Use, exploring the intersections of zero-waste and open design.
Join Holly McQuillan, as she conducts a two-day workshop in zero waste pattern design at the West Valley College campus in Saratoga, California. Anyone interested in solutions to decreasing the environmental footprint of the apparel industry should not miss wonderful opportunity to experience, hands-on, the process of designing a more environmentally sustainable garment.
This free event is sponsored by the Fashion Design and Apparel Technology Department at West Valley College. Donations to benefit the WVC Fashion Design Club may be made at the event.
Space is limited so registration for the event is required. You may register for the complete two-day workshop, on Feb. 8 and 9, which includes the lecture/booksigning (Monday, Feb. 8, 10:45am - 12:30pm) and workshops (Monday, Feb. 8, 1:30 - 4:30pm and Tues., Feb. 9, 9:30am - 4:30pm) or just the pre-workshop lecture/booksigning.
Holly McQuillan Make/Use Zero Waste Garment Design Workshop description:
This Make/Use workshop is about understanding the construction of a garment from two dimensional ‘flat’ pattern, to finished three dimensional zero waste garment ‘form’. We will guide you through the laying-out of your own custom Make/Use ‘flat’* onto a fabric of your choice, from which you can then construct a finished garment. Choose from a selection of Make/Use designs and experiment with modifications to suit your design goals, intended market and point of view. This process is unlike any traditional garment construction and no prior zero waste fashion design or sewing experience is required.
A summary of a previous Make/Use Your Style workshop can be found here: http://makeuse.nz/articles/2015/makeuse-your-style/
For more on the Make/Use project, see: http://hollymcquillan.com.
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