La Cambre Exhibit, Brussels Belgium
I have just returned from a summer program at the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts Visuels de la Cambre. The course is the first of it's kind - La Cambre has not opened it's doors to North American students in the past. The program focused on looking at materials, the body and fashion from a new perspective. Belgian designers and teachers alike are known for their experimentation, exploration and innovation which we have been exposed to during these last intensive four weeks. We began the program by creating a "new body" or dress form which built up volume and odd shapes in order to start thinking about the body in new ways. Through a series of different briefs we explored and experimented with volume, new shapes, hand knitting and many many hand stitches.
The program was finished with an exhibition of our work that was shown to the Belgian and Parisian press. The experience was incredibly enlightening and challenging and will definitely help to inspire my next collection.
Posted by Heidi Ackerman