DYF - Day 2 - Participants work with a variety of fabric swatches, categorizing them according to use, character, and the meaning fabric can lend to clothing. Does a uniform sewn in wool express authority? or conformity? Do garments in silk and organza express wealth? How do the fabrics our clothes are made from tell a story?
Here are Argenis and Yahaira finding out by making a MOOD BOARD. #fabricidentity
Welcome back DY Fashioners! Great kick-off to our DYF (DreamYard Fashion) Class 2013. We started the season by creating our own Infinity Scarves to get our hands back on the machine. Veteran participants (Gabby Brito and Emily Brito) helped first-timers learn the ropes and still had time to make not one but TWO infinity scarves. #infinityscarves #BronxMade
Here are some close up looks at the designs some of our participants made in our Summer Fashion Week program!
Work it ya’ll!
Here are some more photos from the big show at the DreamYard Art Center! Great job everyone!
Summer Day 5: WHO MAKES FASHION? Show
After a week of intensive fashion making students walked the runway with their own one of a kind creations. Family and friends gathered at the DreamYard Art Center to celebrate the students hard work and creativity.
Here is what some participants had to say:
"I make fashion pop because everyone stops to look in awe"-Talia
"I make fashion … zombies because I make clothes come to life again "-Hillary
"I create fashion by using my imagination and making it into reality"-Osita
Summer Day Four:
Using the fabric they bought the day before, students learned to use large block sewing patterns to plan out their final pieces for the show. Students made skirts, pants, shirts and even dresses all in one day!
Summer Day 3:
Half way through the intensive participants took a trip to the Fashion District near 42nd street. Once there, they visited a sewing contractor to learn how a fashion line is produced. Then students went to a nearby fabric store to buy pieces for their final project. Can’t wait to see what they make with all that cool fabric!
Summer Day 2:
Who makes fashion?
How can we have more control?
After having learned the basics of sewing students were given the task of changing a basic piece of clothing from one use to another. By remixing their garments they repurposed it’s value therefore reclaiming the apparel.