Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 June / 11am–4.30pm
Led by Mexican fashion designer Carmen Rion, this two-day workshop explores fabric construction, how to work different fabrics on a mannequin and how to make a variety of patterns. Take inspiration from modern and traditional techniques used by Carmen. She will also deconstruct and analyse garments from her collection ‘es cool y es Rion’, including traditional woven textiles.
Carmen Rion is known for her use of draping, folding and wrapping to create garments from a single piece of cloth. She works with weavers from the state of Chiapas and has shown collections featuring rebozos among other traditional and regional fabrics. In her latest collection Rion featured lacework from Tenancingo.
The fashion industry in Mexico is the most established and important in Central and South America. Within this large and commercial sphere Carmen Rion is part of a small group of designers who are exploring and celebrating indigenous textiles and skills through their fashion collections. Carmen Rion collaborates with communities of weavers and artisans to create textiles and embroideries that she then interprets into contemporary clothing. You can view Carmen Rions latest work here
Price: £100 includes materials and entry to the Made in Mexico exhibition
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