When Amy Williams, chair of fashion at San Francisco’s California College of Arts wanted to free the creative spirit of her students and get them to think spatially in the moment about designing, she invented an ingenious way to do that—fast creation of opulent gowns, made in a day with just pattern-maker’s tissue and tape. The result is not only an education for students, but also a playful and performative experience in the process of fashion creation.
The Exploratorium will be filled with pink as students from the California College of the Arts, working with experienced faculty, use the humblest of materials, a few simple tools, their imagination and basic apparel construction techniques to create fabulous paper gowns in just one afternoon. Bring your questions and prepare to be inspired as you gain new insight into the design and construction of your favorite frock.
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