An Overview

During the July workshop, the Fashion Design students specializing in haute couture technique have the opportunity to construct their own garment based on either the Balenciaga fashion house or the Madame Grès draping technique. Students working on Balenciaga dresses are instructed by specialists and working designers from the Balenciaga house.

The following images show the completed dresses of students in the Couture Technique Summer 2017 workshop: Cara Barnes (Kent State University, Ohio), Qing Cheng (Kent State University, Ohio), Chananthida Chuaern (Thailand), Anika Hall (Kent State University, Ohio), Julia Hansberry (Kent State University, Ohio), Yidan Hu (China), Nicole Pink (Henderson, Nevada), and Chiara Zuccolotto (Los Angeles, California).