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Contemporary Fashion Intensive

During this week-long intensive, students will explore contemporary approaches to designing and developing experimental garments. Activities will guide them through the process of developing original ideas, finding inspiration in the world around them, and responding to the work of other artists and designers. Students will also explore sculptural draping by deconstructing and reconstructing thrift store garments to create designs on the dress form. The School's Fashion Resource Center will provide inspiration and supplement the studio experience. This course will function as a working lab where experimentation and risk-taking are encouraged to broaden technical and conceptual skills.

"I didn't know I could do some of the things I did. Some of it was due to a lack of confidence and some due to a lack of education. I did receive that education here in this class. I think and see things differently now. I learned things I was able to do that I didn't know I could do! I'll add these learnings to my life luggage—this course has changed me."

—Contemporary Fashion Intensive Student 


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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sullivan Center, 703
Course number 1212
Course instructor Jasper Alan Drummond