Design Workshop with Carla Fernández

Dates: Mon, April 20–Wed, April 22, 2015

Hours: 10am–3pm, with an hour for catered lunch

Location: Boiler Room SF

Cost: $850, all materials included

Skills required: Basic sewing skills
(including basic use of the sewing machine) 


In this fun, easy, and hands-on 3-day workshop, work closely with award-winning designer and artist Carla Fernández to create a piece of clothing you’ll love to wear and show off.

Along the way, you’ll have a chance to learn from Carla about how she’s using fashion and design to change lives and communities, what it’s like to be an independent designer with a global following, and how Mexico and its rich heritage influence her work today.

Pre-Hispanic and traditional Mexican clothing and textiles employ an elaborate system of pleats, folds, and seams to make an array of garments with only squares and rectangles. This tradition inspired what Carla calls the Square Root technique on which her collection of wearable but cutting-edge clothing is based.

This is a workshop that's about much more than acquiring skills: it’s a chance to work 1:1 with a maverick designer, be inspired, and create something utterly one-of-a-kind.

For a taste of what you can expect, take a look at this video from a similar design workshop Carla led at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.