Free Draping & Upcycling Clothing Design

Date: May 1 2020 - May 3 2020

with Christine Mayer




In this 3-days workshop you will learn and experience a new way of working with textiles by upcycling used men shirts. Creating a dress, a skirt, or a free-draped new shirt from the recycled men shirts will be the theme of the workshop each day. You will be guided and carefully introduced to the art of draping and upcycling by Christine.

Christine Mayer supports you in the individual process to grow the personal potential and to express it. You will work on your own creations on the mannequin dress form and design your very personal clothings. Please bring your favorite own vintage men shirts to the class. The most important thing is that you have a connection to the material you are working with. Christine Mayer will guide you to develop a personal treasure by upcycling and material processing. She will gently take you to new approaches and new expressions in your creative work.

About the Instructor

Berlin-based fashion designer Christine Mayer has built a fashion career on re-purposing clothing and breathing new life into old garments.   She is a pioneer of three-dimensional free draping with fabric, an art form she has adapted and developed from her studies in classical Japanese drapery. When it comes to clothing design, Christine’s style is recognizable for its collage aesthetics; where pattern and fabric constantly interrupt each other’s spaces. “Material that has been marked by life” is one of Christine’s biggest inspiration.

The aim in Christine’s teachings is to learn and experience a new way of dealing with fabrics. It’s about a conscious opening that moves away from the two-dimensional space, towards a unique three-dimensionality. Christine is also trained in energetic healing and meditation. She teaches students and teachers at international fashion colleges and leads Creative Retreats and Workshops worldwide.


May 1–3, 2020. 10 AM — 5 PM with breaks.
Please note that SLOMA is hosting this workshop but registration is through Christine Mayer’s website: