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Contemporary Fashion One-Week 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.

Optional campus housing is available for an additional $500 a week for a single room or $375 for a double room. Housing registration takes place after you enroll for the course. If you would like to register for housing, please complete your course enrollment online now and then email us at or call 312.629.6170.

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Contemporary Fashion
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sullivan Center Room 706
Course number 1184
Course instructor Jamie Hayes