Warmly dressed

Since 2009, the Seine-Saint-Denis County Council has been backing “la Culture et l’Art au Collège (CAC)”. This project is based to a large extent on the presence in class for several weeks (40h) of an artist or scientist whose mission is to engage the students in a process of research and creation. 

 

Tutors: Cécile Baxas, Géraldine Goddat/ fashion designers

Project manager: Anna Mezey

 

Objectives: 
What are the trends for the years ahead? Although this question has long interested generations of designers and fashion fans, will it give way to a more subtle challenge: What is the best way to dress in a time of radical climate change?

Workshops :
Taking research into climate change into account, the pupils were asked to design a wardrobe for the intergovernmental group of experts on climate change (GIEC).

What is a fashion designer? How do they work?
Using fashion magazines and clothing brought to class by the pupils, the class analysed fashion for today’s climate.

Formulating the problem.
What type of problem do we want to deal with? Some wanted to design clothes for a heat wave; others wanted anti-UV gear, and so on.

“Made in class”
The pupils studied the steps in clothing design: trend book, sketches, drawings, search for materials, etc. They had technical and design specifications to meet for each kind of garment.

Exhibition:
The pupils exhibited their projects in their schools from 5 April to 22 June 2012. 

 

Outings:
- PALAIS DE LA DÉCOUVERTE, GUIDED TOUR OF “METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATE” DISPLAY.
- MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, FASHION AND TEXTILE SECTION: GUIDED TOUR OF THE LOUIS VUITTON/MARC JACOBS EXHIBITION.

Participating schools: 
- Collège Henri-Barbusse SEGPA, Saint-Denis
- Collège René-Descartes, SEGPA, Tremblay-en-France