Initiation to Haute Couture techniques

The masterclass will introduce participants to the techniques of Haute Couture. 

This masterclass proposes an approximation to the specific methods used in the tailoring ateliers at the Balenciaga House. The sessions will include demonstrations of the maison sewing and ironing techniques; furthermore, aiming to convey these practical skills to the students, they will complete several exercises placing special emphasis on working with wool fabric and on the steps required to produce a handmade collar and lapel.

Teacher: Javier Martín

Participants: Students or people holding qualifications in Fashion Design, Pattern Design and Dressmaking, fashion professionals and all those interested in learning or improving their knowledge with Haute Couture techniques.

Requirements: Participants must have and be able to prove that they have average knowledge of sewing techniques, and must also be capable of cutting, basting and sewing a garment.

Dates: Fron 27th to 29th Mars 2020 (total 20 hours). NEW DATES 28th to 30th August 2020 (20 hours)

Registration: Registration will be open from the day this masterclass is announced until (and including) February 23. Those wishing to participate must complete the online registration form. Candidates are required to submit a motivation letter stating why they want to participate in the activity, their connection to its content, and a curriculum vitae specifying their training and experience in the world of fashion. FULL GROUP

Number of participants: The maximum number of participants will be 16 people. The participants will be selected based on the requested documentation and the assignation of places will be communicated from Mars 2nd.

Language: The masterclass will be given in Spanish.

Price: Training 195 euros + Material 20 euros. Total, 215 euros. 

As well as the cost of training, the participants must pay 20 euros for the material provided for the exercises. The Museum will supply each participant with the necessary kit, consisting of wool fabric, interfacing and lining. The participants must come equipped with basic sewing equipment (scissors, needles, pins, etc.).


Tel. 943 00 47 77





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