Initiation to Haute Couture techniques

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

This course 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: From 16th to 18th September 2022

Times: Friday, september 16, from 15:00 to 19:00, and Saturday and Sunday, 17 and 18, from 10:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 19:00. Total dedication: 19 hours. 

Registration: Registration will be open from the day this course is announced until (and including) July 22 - 14:00. 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

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 July 26th.

Language: The course will be given in Spanish.

Price: 265 euros. 

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.).


In the event of failing to meet the minimum number of participants, all of those who have registered will be informed of the activity cancellation and will receive a refund where appropriate. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the activity.


Tel. 943 00 47 77





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