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Western Springs College

Region: Auckland

Art form: Fashion Design

Project name: Up-cycle design

Project information: This project will provide students the opportunity to learn skills and gain confidence in creative garment construction, along with an educational insight into the ecological garment industry. By integrating the relevant principles of ecological sustainability, students will learn practical skills, including how to repurpose second-hand garments into new forms and develop mental skills of innovation and design thinking.

Students will be guided on a journey through the process of project planning and creative solutions. They will be encouraged to think outside the box to design and construct an authentic upcycled garment.

The process will encourage students to see the bigger picture of the creative process as well as the textile industry. It will include giving the students high-quality guidance through their own design development, pattern drafting, textile application, resource solutions, and technical construction, resulting in a finished design outcome.

The project will conclude with an installation showcase, including the finished garments/creative projects.

Project starting: May 2021

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