Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Many don't know that French couture technique is different in a very special way from the commonly taught American style. Yet there is a growing number of young teen designers who have a keen sense of what is luxury and the elegant line it brings to the magical world of design. They are the Teen Couture Design Club.
Every year or bi-annual at the design college, Teen Couturiers take a lesson in the creative eye of developing a couture collection with French couture fashion drawing of their own garments that are made-to-measure the couture way to fit these young designers on the runway. It's a highlight of the show for the fashion industry. There's something about fresh unlimited creativity that is youth. Combined with high fashion techniques and a love for learning, you have a suitable candidate for Miss Teen Couture chosen from the industry.
Last year's Miss Teen Couture was Angelina DUFRESNE of Beverly Hills, an amazingly talented young lady in fashion and acting. She won a scholarship of $5,000 to the Academy's specialized French couture for the American system Associate and Bachelor degree programs.
The Teen Couture Design Club is on the search for the next Miss Teen Couture and the future couturiers of the world. Recruiting is on now and the grand theme is Le Reve (Dream). Send your idea for a sub-theme collection to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 360 8888 for more details. The program begins January 7th.
Teen Couture Design Club Fashion Show Prep
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Conceived to awaken creativity, motivation, and a sense of achievement among the participants, the Summer Couture Camp explores techniques based on the precision and excellence that define Haute Couture. Students participated in color and still life drawing classes, which resulted in a collection that nicely coordinated color with creativity on the runway.
Students of the camp confidently modeled their own creations, which radiated proportion, balance, and clean finishes. Beginning the runway show was a beautiful navy silk skirt adorned with five red roses by designer Maddie Gaw. Sister’s Phoebe and Sophie Tohl’s designs also grabbed the attention of the audience as Phoebe’s skillful use of layering was clear in her stylish white and navy skirt. Sophie Tohl presented a well-designed polka-dot skirt that conveyed exceptional fit, and moved smoothly down the runway.
The fabulous designs of the Couture Fashion Summer Camp students gained high profile attention as celebrity and royal attendees included: designer Lloyd Klein, designer Roberto de Villacis, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark and Princess Dalal Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, Max Ryan “Sex and the City II”, Scott Elrod “The Switch”, "Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky, "Bachelorette" producer Cassie Lambert, Red Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and world renowned pianist Carter Larsten, Jake Collins, Mason Canter, Marc Chamberlain, ABC's "On The Red Carpet" Bruce Reynolds, Baronesse Bettina von Schimmelmann, Consul General Daniel Kumermann of the Czech Republic, Deputy Consul General Iris Valverde of Peru.
The show was a great success as the student’s of the Couture Fashion Summer Camp demonstrated confidence and professionalism with French Couture designs that inspires magic in all.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tiffany Trump has been looking into fashion design colleges that train in the elegance and sophistication of design. Inspired by designers such as Elie Saab, she pursues fashion education at Academy of Couture Art’s Summer Couture Camp in the Pacific Design Center of West Hollywood.
French Couture Fashion Illustration
During the intensive four week camp Tiffany explored her creativity in fashion design starting with the fundamentals. Discovering the balance and line of elegance that makes couture illustrations so drop dead gorgeous, she developed French fashion croquies to the body’s anatomical proportions to create the basis for the full fashion figure.
French Couture Tailoring and Pattern Drafting
Intrigued by French tailoring methods to draft patterns, Tiffany took a go at constructing a garment from start to finish.
Tiffany took the lead on the runway elegantly displaying her special touch on her final design to add subtle sexiness to a sophisticated piece. Marla, among others, was truly amazed to see participants transform during the month into confident mature ladies with a more realistic vision of the time and patience invested in fashion and pattern design. “It’s fabulous for young creators to foster their passions; especially when it’s nurtured in a realistic environment.”
A Message for All
“Whatever your passion, pursue it; and the best place to go for it is in school,” says Tiffany. “It’s hard work, for sure, but it’s definitely worth it in the end!” When you develop your creativity along with technique, the future holds many opportunities.
As Tiffany goes on to explore her interests in singing and acting, she encourages future fashion designers who love high fashion to give couture a try. “It’s an all round rewarding experience.”