We are proud to present a lecture seminar and master class by four of the world’s leading zero waste fashion and textile design researchers at Chelsea College of Arts: Holly McQuillan, Massey University (New Zealand); Dr Timo Rissanen, Parsons The New School for Design (New York); Julian Roberts, Royal College of Art (London) and David Telfer, COS (London).
Holly McQuillan‘s work focuses on exploring the possibilities that arise when garment design is restrained by the goal of zero-waste. As a zero-waste pattern designer, educator and researcher she has developed methods and approaches to eliminate the production of waste from the production of clothing, while revealing exciting new detail, print layout, line and form.
Dr Timo Rissanen‘s creative practice is grounded in enquiry through pattern cutting. As a fashion designer and educator who has lived and worked internationally he is interested in global challenges with local perspectives, his research focuses on fashion and sustainability – particularly zero-waste fashion design – he sees fashion as integral to the everyday experience of living and creating a fashion system that enriches humanity as a task for us all.
Julian Roberts is a fashion designer, educator and inventor of ‘Subtraction Cutting’ a garment pattern cutting method of hollowed construction, which can be used to make mens and womens fashion garments, accessories and interior/exterior products. Julian demostrates ‘Subtracting Cutting’ around the world – teaching a more organic approach to pattern making allowing the fabric to dictate the design.
David Telfer is a menswear designer with a focus on sustainable pattern cutting techniques including zero-waste design, monomaterial detailing, minimal seam construction( a technique to reduce the number of seams used to construct a garment), and 1 piece construction (a method of tailoring one piece of fabric to the body).
Date: 28th March 2014
Time: 11:00 – 1300
Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Arts, Atterbury Street, London SW1P 4JU
The seminar is highly recommended for all sustainable fashion and textile designers.