Report of the first Fashion Federation Pattern-Drafting Workshop (June 2012) UPDATE (Video)

Jun 19, 2012 2 Comments by

On 15th and 16th of June 2012 happened the first Fashion Federation pattern-drafting workshop. At the Fraser Suite Le Claridge Champs-Elysées, Izet Curi, a famous pattern-drafter has transmitted his knowledge to a group of 5 people.

This event happend into the “Colette Room”, the place where the famous writer lived, from 1931 to 1936

For the first time since several decades in Paris, a haute-couture expert transmitted his knowledge through a workshop opened to non-professionals, as Coco Chanel did in the 50′s.


Parisian fashion history, draping on dummies, and a course followed by a couple of practical exercises to know how convert a draw in a concrete garment.


Attendees received a lot of advice about how launch his own collection or how manage his career.


François Lavergne and Didier Castelnau, both administrators of Fashion Federation, enjoyed the great success of this first workshop, as Izet Curi who “is pleased to have transmitted his knowledge“

This is 5 totally happy girls who received their diploma from Izet Curi’s hands.


The last day, everybody visited St-Germain district and its plenty of Fashion shops. Finishing this 2-day workshop by a drink at the Emporio Armani Caffe and a tour in Izet ‘s studio.


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2 Responses to “Report of the first Fashion Federation Pattern-Drafting Workshop (June 2012) UPDATE (Video)”

  1. Rusana Gjurcheska says:

    I really appreciated that Fashion Federation Paris opened its doors for the first time to young and ambitious designers. It has been the possibility for us to increase our skills.

    Izet Curi is really professional in his work. I’ve been impressed, I will use his advice in my fashion designer career for sure.

    I am Currently preparing my second collection, which will be composed by 15 outfits, and exposed during the Skopje Fashion Week F/W-2013. I’ve been helped by my classmate Asibe Tusha.

    Once again, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate to this in Paris!

  2. Didier Castelnau says:

    Just a word about the fashion bustforms you can see on the photos… they have been made especially for the workshop by Stockman company, that creates this product since 1867.

    They are hand-made and realised in a city in the suburb of Paris. According to François, as their making takes a few days and is quite complicated, they are among the best available in the world ;-)

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