SYMPOSIUM | 2010 | SAN FRANCISCO | DEC 3 - 7, 2010


• Friday Dec. 3 - Tues Dec. 7 - MASTERCLASS-SERIE
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM / MasterClass-Series The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
4 Day Master Classes with Professionals, 1 Day of Fashion Show Production (Tuesday)

Monday Dec. 6
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM / Students & Faculty Welcome Badges The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM / AoF Jury Working Session AoF Competition The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM / Fashion.Edu-Series (Fashion Schools & Uni) The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM / Opening Reception Candidates' Fashion Illustration exhibition The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM / CineToile-Series - (Screening Movies) The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

• Tuesday Dec. 7
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM / Tandem-Series (Seminars & Lectures) The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
(Copyright & Fashion - PR/Media & Fashion - Fashion Business)
07:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Fashion Shows & Awards Ceremony Bently Reserve San Francisco
(FashionShow MasterClass-Series, International FashionShow Competition 2010 & Arts of Fashion Awards Ceremony)
11.00 PM - 02:00 AM / After Show Party (TBA)


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Instructor/Designers : Aurore Thibout (Paris) - Laurence Teillet

Aurore Thibout, Hyeres Public Grand Prize winner 06, presents her collections in Paris fashion week and is a graduate of the School of the Decorative Arts of Paris. Laurence Teillet, cofounder and artistic director for Elemental - a uniquely revisited antique furniture collection, exhibited at Selfridge, is a graduate of Central Saint Martins - London. 5 days to work on surface, element and printed techniques with the Paris and London based fashion textile artists, both former fashion designers of Martin Margiela

Concept : Through manipulation of second hand woollen sweaters and yarns, different innovative methods will be used to re-invent ways of working with woolly materials, mainly: Pressing - fusing - dividing - covering - over - cutting - sticking - felting - cut and sew techniques to rework the wool in layers and challenge its qualities.
By hand or mechanical means the wool material will be transformed in order to re-create new volumes and surfaces playing with depth, fullness versus emptiness, lines and curves, graphic effects, strata, thick and thin...

Required materials
3 chunky woollen sweaters with decorative cable knits (100% wool, traditional Scottish type. Plain white or off white)
1 red woollen sweater (100% wool, any shade of red acceptable)
3 balls of red yarns or 3 balls of white/off-white yarns
2/3 yards of viledon, also called Bondaweb in English (fusing)
2/3 yards of white thin fusable interlining on a woven weft (thermocollant)

Catwalk accessories : White/off-white acrylic/woolly thick tights - Red opaque nylon tights

Instructor/Designers : Anthony Vaccarello (Paris) - David Duby (Paris)

Anthony Vaccarello is a former Fendi fur fashion designer, under Karl Lagerfeld and the Hyeres Grand Prize winner 06 under Ann Demeulemester presidency. He presents his collections at the Paris fashion week within the official calendar. David Duby is a free lance designer for various Houses including Lanvin and YSL. He is today the assistant of Anthony Vaccarello for his next collection. Both studied Fashion at La Cambre -Brussels.

Concept : Assemble pieces of faux fur in order to give birth to a new animal.. Result: a great winter coat made with patchwork of graphical faux fur.  
Required materials
Black/natural colored faux fur (5 different kind of hairs [different lengths and shades])
Metallic rivets (50) Openable metallic rings (50)
3 yards of faux leather

Instructor/Designers : Matthieu Blazy (Antwerp) - Julie Perrin (Paris) - Matthew Ames (New York)

Matthieu Blazy is a graduate of La Cambre-Brussels 2006 and the recipient of the ITS 5 Maria Luisa award. Since then, he lives and works in Antwerp as Raf Simons' senior creative designer. Julie Perrin is a graduate from Duperre-Paris 2008 and is a successful free lance accessory designer for various brands including Hermes and Jerome Dreyfuss. Matthew Ames, former Jurgi Persoons & Miguel Adrover' s assistant, works and lives in New York. He presents his collections during the New York Fashion Week. Matthew is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Concept : Rediscovering and transforming the essence of an iconic piece in a new innovative way.
An iconic piece is recognizable among thousands. It illustrates the vision and creativity of its designer. Yves Saint Laurent's tuxedo remains one the most iconic pieces of the twentieth century. Because of this characteristic, it is the perfect balance between a strong sharp piece and a classical frame for a student to further his/her skills. In this MasterClass, we will try to emerge new shapes, new volumes and new aesthetics using such a piece. By deconstructing the garment, we will then use patchwork techniques in order to create what could be a modern, innovative interpretation of this classic icon. Use its heritage and transgress it.

Required materials: (*Size is not important.)
One second-hand men's black tuxedo jacket and one second-hand men’s black blazer

One men's black trouser pant
One men's white cotton button-down shirt
One tie/bow tie
4/5 yards of woven graphic fabric. (i.e. Scottish tartan, pied de poule, pied de coq , check , suiting stripe materials, Chinese compact silk with design, fancy woven silk etc…)
3/4 yards of non-woven fabric (i.e. tyvek, plastic, leather, aluminium, technological fabrics) **Plain colors only
40 yards of couturish ribbon (trimming, piping) (**can be chain, embroidery, metal, satin , strange rope, fringe, etc


- Increase and develop creativity by exposing students to new techniques and different design approaches.
- Learn and experience first hand from first class renowned designers.
- Give students feedback on their portfolios and professional projects.
- Initiate and encourage collaboration between professional designers and students.
- Allow students to mingle and network with other fashion driven students from all over the world.
- Each MasterClass is taught in English with 2 renowned instructors / designers for 15 students.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.