future fashion: WORKSHOPS and open lab

New for FALL 2019

Future Fashion is dedicated to exploring the fantastical world of fashion through creativity, design thinking and real world fashion expertise.


Saturday: September 14th , 9am - 1pm
Age 14-18
Cost: $50

Prerequisite: Must have completed an Intensive or demonstrate advanced sewing skills

Bring in a current project, start a new one, or come in and creatively experiment. Must bring in own fabric, notions, thread, and anything else required to complete your project. Utilizing the upstairs creative space participants will have use of machines, cutting tables, pattern paper, and basic supplies. Open Lab will be supervised by menswear designer, Paul Gibson, who will assist and coach as needed.

If interested, send an email to education@saintlouisfashionfund.org


Saturday: September 28th , 9am - 1pm
Age Pre-Professional (14-24) Focus but open to any age 14+

Prerequisite: None

Explore the history of hip-hop culture and how it relates and translates to fashion. More details coming soon.


Summer Fashion Intensive Dates Available Early Spring 2020

In Partnership with COCA


AGES 14 TO 18

Experience the exciting process of fashion design from start to finish in one fast-paced week at the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator, located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. During this action-packed intensive you will learn how to curate visuals with mood board skills, design a prototype garment, create and cut paper patterns, and sew a muslin using a variety of machine techniques. Our expert teachers guide you through each step. At the end of the week, you have the opportunity to present your finished ideas to an audience of fellow students and industry professionals. You also gain valuable insights into future careers in the fashion industry.


AGES 14 TO 18

This intensive takes a deeper dive into the process of designing and making garments. Based at the Saint Louis Fashion Fund in downtown St. Louis, students build on the skill set learned in Intensive I. We spend more time working on the process of design—sketching initial ideas and producing technical drawings. Thinking about proportions and details, stitch types and fastenings, we expand our design, pattern making, and sewing skills. At the end of the week, you have produced a mood board, a design range board, and a detailed prototype garment. You present your ideas to your fellow students and industry professionals as part of a critique. Throughout the week you learn more about careers in the fashion industry.
Students need to have completed Intensive I or have intermediate sewing skills.

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