tue05may7:00 pmtue9:00 pm3D draping workshop: Abstract Forms and the Body7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

3D Draping Workshop: Abstract Forms and the Body Workshop

Event Details

Join School of Fashion presents the interactive 2-hour 3D draping workshop with Rob Curry, Associate Director of 3D Design for School of Fashion at Academy of Art University on May 5th at 7pm (PDT).

Experimenting with ideas of reducing known garment shapes to their most basic forms, and shifting body positions away from their natural placements, in order to observe how the fabric reacts against these new placements, creating twisted, draped shapes on the body.


Student preparation:

Knit/Jersey/stretch fabrics work best with this idea of cutting/draping, so the students who wish to make forms alongside me can have a few yards of this handy. Rob will be making use of cut up pieces of old shirts too, so if you have an old shirt, or two, those can be useful too…but not essential, if you don’t have any.



Robert Curry, Associate Director of 3D Design, Construction, Draping & Flat Pattern

Born in Cheshire, England in 1973, Robert Curry graduated from Leeds University, in 1994. He moved directly to London, having been selected for the position of Apprentice to Couturier Bruce Oldfield (the designer famously associated with creating many outfits for Princess Diana). In 1996 he moved to Vivienne Westwood as a Dressmaker in the Couture Atelier, where he specialized in corsetry and evening wear. Within 12 months he became “Premier” of the Atelier – responsible for the creation of the showpieces for the Womenswear Paris Collections. He also began teaching at Middlesex University, Westminster University and at Central St Martin’s School of Art. From this time, he also created many Showpieces for Julien Macdonald (then the Creative Director of Givenchy) His work for Vivienne Westwood has been on show in the USA at both the Met, New York (“Anglomania”) and the De Young, San Francisco (Vivienne Westwood Retrospective), where he has given lectures in conjunction with the YSL and Vivienne Westwood exhibitions. Curry is currently Associate Director of 3D Design for School of Fashion at Academy of Art University.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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