Madame Grès Draping Techniques with Dr. Lisa McRoberts
During this demonstration by Dr. Lisa McRoberts, who trained with Madame Picot, Madame Grès' personal assistant, through the Paris Academy at the International Textiles and Apparel Association Conference participants will experience draping pleats and stitching them using historic couture techniques on an empire bra panel. This couture technique may be used on any part of the body, in any designs while affording the participant techniques that do not require previous sewing experience or the use of sewing machines. Madame Grès herself was an untrained architect that taught herself this highly respected technique.
Beta, 800 Common Street: Central Business District
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fashion Photography with Jason Kruppa
This half-day workshop will focus on editorial and commercial beauty photography. The instructor will discuss the use of the beauty dish in lighting and will walk students through planning and shooting both a clean beauty look as well as a more creative, editorial look with model, makeup artist and hair stylist. The instructor will provide 100mm macro lenses for both Canon and Nikon shooters to use during class, so please be sure to bring your DSLR. The instructor will also demonstrate how to build a beauty dish -- which typically costs several hundred dollars -- for under $40.00 from materials available at Home Depot and Wal Mart.
Jason Kruppa is a New Orleans-based photographer specializing in fashion, portraiture and fine art, with extensive experience in photojournalism, wedding and commercial work. His photos have been published in a variety of settings, from Town & Country and Travel & Leisure to the Gambit's CUE and Scene Magazine. He served as photo editor on the major biography LENNON: The Man, The Myth, The Music, published by Hyperion Press, and curated exhibits for the Louisiana Supreme Court from 2006-2011. Wrote Brides magazine of him in June 2012, "By manipulating light and shutter speeds, he gives his images a lovely, painterly quality." He recently worked with former America's Next Top Model contestant Victoria Henley on her modeling workshop in New Orleans.
Beta, 800 Common St. | Central Business District
10am - 2pm
Millinery with Sigourney Morrison
The class will take the attendees through the processes of designing and constructing a cut-and-sew hat, it will cover the reshaping and repair of felt and straw hats, and also touch on how to add trims to existing hats. Sigourney Morrison received a bachelor's degree in Apparel Design from LSU, had a private label starting in 2009, and is currently the Custom Production Manager at Goorin Brothers.
Goorin Bros., 2123 Magazine Street | Uptown
6 - 8pm
The Business of Fashion: DIY Style
A workshop on how to jump start your fashion business with just you in mind. Class will be led by Kendra Jones Morris of Rural Revolution, a company committed to empowering women through fashion. About Rural Revolution: As a company, Rural Revolution believes in the power of employment and self-expression as a means for women to help sustain themselves and their communities culturally, economically, and physically. We believe in partnering with established co-ops when possible and forming new ones when needed.
Beta, 800 Common Street: Central Business District
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sustainable Dyeing: Discover Nature's Sources of Color with Stefanie Ramirez
Discover nature's sources of color! In this class, you will learn the principles of dyeing fabric with beautiful colors using only natural dyes. Questions like “what is a dye”, “where can I find dyes in Nature”, “what is a mordant” will be addressed and a brief overview of dyeing techniques will be given. Each student will experiment dyeing different fibers using various natural dyes. Everyone will be encouraged to experiment with some resist dyeing techniques, such as tie-dye or shibori. Students are also welcome to bring additional materials they’d like to experiment with! Dyeing can be a great way to bring back to life a stained dressed or to give a twist to all that white yarn hanging out at home. Even better if we only use natural dyes!
Mallory Page Studio, 614 Julia Street
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fashion Market Featuring Local Designers & Artisans
The NOLA Fashion Week Market will open at 5:30 each day, Tuesday March 5th - Friday March 8th at the Saratoga by Wisznia, the home to the 5th season of NOLAFW's runway shows. Shop local artisans, apparel and jewelry designers and be among the first to experience new collections.
The Saratoga, 212 Loyola Ave | Central Business District
ALG Style and NOLATweetHeart present: Style and (Social) Grace
The class is ideal for retailers in need of boosting their brand recognition and learning the value of social media. Learn how to have your voice heard and maximize on potential customers! This class is also fantastic for those interested a developing a more refined voice or point of view. (Bloggers, Writers, Photographers, this means you!) Lastly, new graduates and students learn how to present yourself to the fashion world, potential employers or more importantly how to be taken seriously about what you do or want to become!
Beta , 800 Common St. | Central Business District
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beyond the Runway: 5 Ways to Expand Your Brand Nationally
Beta New Orleans, 800 Common St. | CBD