Summer and Winter Courses: Upcycling - Sustainable Fashion.
- START DATE: JULY 2018
- DURATION: 36 HOURS
- ATTENDANCE: PART-TIME
- LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
The main goal of this course is to instigate participants to explore the possibilities of transformation through secondhand or uncommercialised clothing. The aim of the encounters is to allow students to redesign and reconstruct past collections from the renowned Brazilian brand FARM (the partner-company of the course) and go beyond D.I.Y. techniques and customization. The goal is to create collectively, a a fashion line by using pieces from FARM’s past collections as a starting point. All the activities will be monitored by Gabriela Mazepa, a designer who works with Upcycling since 2007.
1. Fashion Communication
2. Styling: image edition and composition
3. Fashion Production: collection, networking, advisory
4. Fashion Image Gallery: Fashion Editorial, Campaigns, Lookbooks
5. Celebrities: Image creation
The course recognizes and welcomes anyone who is interested in the proposed topic. Design and/or Fashion students, seamstresses, fashion designers or anyone with the intent of improving their understanding of Upcycling and its creative process. It’s not necessary to have sewing skills, but it is important to be open to learning how to sew.
The course is an immersion in the Upcycling creative process and the theory behind it. With a practical approach, students will learn how to create something new out of an existing material (a piece of clothing). They also get in touch with the process of developing a collection and experimenting with practical skills: sewing, designing, chosing materials, etc.
Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro has always been the summary of everything that is Brazil.
It is the point where cultural diversities converge, and the theatre where all the country leading cultural movements and events stage their débuts.
Rio is home to the samba and the bossa nova, to Brazil modern architecture and contemporary art, to concrete poetry and the neo-realist “Cinema Novo” movement.
The city rich plastic creativity, inventive capacity, fascinating colour schemes and “re-invented” materials are a genuine sign of Brazil multiple identities.
This is a spontaneous and non-academic form of design in practice, a sort of crossdiscipline where fashion, graphic and product design meet in search of an evolution of forms and experiences.
Within the boundaries of Rio Genius Loci, IED will focus its teaching programs to take in not only Design, Fashion, Communication and Visual Arts, but also the innovative principles of sustainable architecture and of strategic and service design.