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Fashion Design Workshop with Jill Aiko Yee

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Get a peek behind the curtain of the fashion design world. We'll start with the building blocks of fashion design, and trend forecasting, followed by a lesson in the creative decision making process that brings a collection together - defining mood, pulling inspiration, following design direction, and editing/ merchandising as well as a demonstration on fashion illustration.

You will then design and illustrate your own outfit as part of our class' mock collection using the season's direction direction, fabrics, silhouettes, and color palate.

Come away with an illustration of your design, a packet of fashion templates, and an understanding of the complex fashion world.  You'll leave with the basics of designing your own collection, resources, and an eye into LA's blossoming fashion industry.

Please bring: 
Laptop or tablet if you want to take notes or do image research on designs while in class. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 2 PM - 5PM

*Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Poketo store inside The Line Hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a reduced rate of $10 for workshop attendees. Otherwise, there is offsite street parking available nearby.

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-381-7411 Ext: 3076

Jill Aiko Yee’s designs are famous for embracing color, joy, and femininity.  Founded in 2011, the eponymous collection is at once refreshingly current and remarkably effortless. Her studio is a light-filled space with beautiful views of Downtown LA where customers shop the collection, get styling tips, and enjoy drinks.  A graduate of Otis College of Art and Design, she worked for LA labels Clover Canyon, Gregory Parkinson, and Illia where her designs sold at Barney's, Neiman Marcus, and Calypso St. Barth's.  A 2013 honoree of Racked’s Top 50 Young Guns Designers of 2013, and named "7 L.A. Brands You Need In Your Closet Now" by Refinery29, her work has been featured in Women's Wear Daily, TimeOut, Los Angeles Magazine, Darling Magazine blog, and she is an adjunct professor of fashion design at Woodbury University in LA.  

If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than one week prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email