Monday, February 7, 2011

Zero Waste Denim Exhibit Opens This Week

Congratulations to Timo Rissanen and his talented and innovative students at Parsons for the completion of their fashion projects exploring zero-waste garment creation. Select garments will be on view in the above exhibition and then sold at ROGAN and Loomstate for Fall 2011.

Zero-waste denim pattern via 560 Parsons School of Fashion

Zero Waste Garment / course description
"This course presents a new way of exploiting and building upon the students’ existing design and technical skills with focus on sustainability in fashion design. It introduces the students to designing a garment without creating fabric waste in the process. In designing and producing a zero-waste garment, the students will develop a deeper understanding of the relationships between cloth, fashion design, patternmaking and draping, and in a broader sense, the connections between material, design process and final product. On completion the students will be able to utilize patternmaking and draping as tools for innovative, sustainable fashion design. In this course sustainability provides a tool for the students to examine their design practices in a critical light."
The exhibition remains on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center through February 23, 2011.
Timo Rissanen's zero-waste hoodie (image courtesy of the designer)

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