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SYMPOSIUM | 2009 | DREXEL UNIVERSITY - PHILADELPHIA | OCT 24-28 |

SCHEDULE AoF-SYMPOSIUM 2009

• Saturday Oct. 24 - Wed Oct. 28
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM / MasterClass-Series - Drexel Uni. / Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
4 Day Master Classes with Professionals, 1 Day of Fashion Show Production

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM / Gallery Opening Reception - Fashion Exhibition

• Monday Oct. 26
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM / ShowRoom-Series (Professionals & Press)
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Students & Faculty Welcome Reception

• Tuesday Oct. 27
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM / AoF Jury Working Session AoF Competition - Paul Peck Alumni Center
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM / ShowRoom-Series (Professionals & Press)
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM / Fashion.Edu-Series (Fashion Schools & Uni) - Bossone Center
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM / Opening Reception - Paul Peck Alumni Center
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM / CineToile-Series - (Screening Movies) Bossone Center
11:00 PM - 02:00 AM / After MovieParty

• Wednesday Oct. 28
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM / Tandem-Series (Seminars & Lectures) -
Bossone Center
(Copyright & Fashion - PR/Media & Fashion - Fashion Business )
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Fashion Shows & Awards Ceremony - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Great Stair Hall
(FashionShow MasterClass-Series, FashionShow Debut-Series, FashionShow CarteBlanche-Series, International FashionShow Competition 2009 & Arts of Fashion Awards Ceremony)
11.00 PM - 02:00 AM / Afte
r ShowParty

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MASTERCLASS - SERIES 09 | PHILADELPHIA | OCT. 24 - 28 |

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DREXEL UNIVERSITY - ANTOINETTE WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN | SAT. OCT. 24 - TUES..OCT. 27 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM |

. MasterClass Fash Surface Design within Textile - Directed by Aurore Thibout and Laurence Teillet
Wishing To See is enough To Believe that you are Seeing
4 days to work on surface, element and printed techniques with the Paris and London based fashion textile artists, both former fashion designers at Martin Margiela (www.maisonmartinmargiela.com):  
Aurore Thibout, Hyeres winner 06, presenting her collection in Paris fashion week right now (www.aurorethibout.com) and Laurence Teillet, cofounder and artistic director for Elemental (www.elemental.uk.com).
 
. MasterClass Fash Design within Accessories - Directed by Anthony Vaccarello and Arnaud Michaux
Bag Pocket - Pocket Dress - Dress Bag  
4 days to develop a fashion couture piece through accessories with two Paris based stunning creative minds:  
Anthony Vaccarello (anthonyvaccarello.blogspot.com), former Fendi fur fashion designer (www.fendi.com), Hyeres winner 06 and  Arnaud Michaux, first creative assistant at Lanvin for Alber Elbaz (www.lanvin.com).
 
. MasterClass Fash Design within Womenswear - Directed by Christian Wijnants and Matthew Ames
Flower Power
4 days to experience innovative techniques in fashion design with  the multi awards winning Belgium creative designer:
Christian Wijnants - (www.christianwijnants.com), former Dries Van Noten's assistant and Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (www.antwerp-fashion.be) and Matthew Ames, former Jurgi Persoons & Miguel Adrover 's assistant, he works and lives in New York.
 
. MasterClass Fash Design within Couture - Directed by Matthieu Blazy and Julie Perrin
Trench Mutation
4 days to explore fashion design Trench Coat within Couture with two Raf Simons’ senior creative designer: Matthieu Blazy (www.rafsimons.com) and  Julie Perrin , fashion designer for Hermes (www.hermes.com) and Jerome Dreyfuss (www.jerome-dreyfuss.com)

Arts of Fashion MasterClass 2009 Aurore Thibout & Laurence Teillet

Arts of Fashion MasterClass 2009 Christian Wijnants & Mattew Ames

Arts of Fashion MasterClass 2009 Matthieu Blazy-Julie Perrin

THE ARTS OF FASHION MASTERCLASS-SERIES IS MEANT TO:
- 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.