Experience and learn the live process of a designer collection development from sketching and draping on croqui, putting down the ideas, drawing 2D fashion flats, selecting the respective textiles, consulting with color techniques, design developed from one thought inspiration and draping on mannequin for selected and consulted designs in the class. Finally developing the design with Fashion Dressmaking processes into your own signature collection of one or two dresses.
The class will be a mix of workshop and lecture series and the students will then design and develop their collections with expertise guidance to a final fashion design production of an evening wear/day wear. The students will finally exhibit their final design collection on the mannequins.
(For the production of the final dress in the class, there will be limited patterns and dress styles available, the designs will be consulted and approved by the instructor to be produced in the class. No Bridal Wears nor Trousers will be involved in designing and production process)
Class is open for everyone from beginners with no sewing experience. There will be slight variations at the production process and selection of textiles of the final designs for the beginner levels which will be consulted by the Instructor in the classes.
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class
Max. 2.5m of fabric to develop the design will be provided to the students
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Manjulakshmi is International Fashion Designer being the first designer from Qatar to have showcased her collection at the New York Fashion Week and listed on the Fashion Calendar of CFDA. Being a Fashion Consultant in the region with an expanded career in Design as Design Educator and Researcher extending into the fields of Fashion Design, Interior Design and Jewelry Design, she has an established career in the design industry and has been teaching in VCUQ since 2005.
She has been working with the design industry in Qatar to develop in its various forms and helping new brands and fashion entrepreneurs to launch their brands into the market with the help of her design studio. She is the Creative Head of her Couture Label @gillsmanjulakshmi and @aadimabygm
She is researching in “Sustainable Design Textiles and lifestyle” and has Masters of Business Administration and Marketing and Bachelors in Costume and Fashion Design. She is also one of the designers who has showcased her bridal and evening wear couture collection at the 7th International Fashion Show and Wedding Exhibition "IWED" in 2014, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show 2016, 1st Qatar Fashion Show at the Shop Qatar 2017, NYFW 2018 and has been invited for the Paris Fashion Week 2018.