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Fashion Weekend Workshops

The Fashion department at ECU runs two workshops throughout the year that is open to years 10, 11 and 12 high school students and the general public.

During second term, the school hosts a five week program that introduces visual research methods, investigation and manipulation of materials and basic pattern making to develop creative skills valuable in the design and development of fashion and textile works.

Term three offers a five week program in draping where participants learn direct manipulation and construction processes on the dress making stand. Manipulation of cloth and the deconstruction of the foundation garment, are approaches explored in relationship to personal visual research.

Both workshops are run out of the fashion and textiles construction and print studios at the Mount Lawley Campus, Perth. To view more images of the venues and resources available to the student at the School of Arts and Humanities, head to our Facilities web page.

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Sustainable Fasion

ECU's Fashion Weekend Workshops will introduce students to the latest innovations in Sustainable Fashion and will include a practical introduction to working with existing garment and ‘Subtraction Cutting’ techniques.

Participants will be shown processes for creative garment construction and design development using sustainable approaches taught by ECU Master of Arts by Research student, Jane Ziemons. Jane’s collections for her label Melaleuca Rise were featured in Eco Fashion Week Australia for 2017 and 2018, Urban Couture and Perth Fashion Festival.

The Fashion Weekend Workshop in May 2020 has now been cancelled. More infomation on ECU's response to COVID-19.

For further information or enquiries about our next workshop, please contact:


Lecturer - Fashion
Justine McKnight

If you’re interested in studying Fashion, visit our Bachelor of Design web page and read more about our Fashion major. You’ll find information about this and other related courses, as well as videos and galleries about our facilities, our students and our lecturers.

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