Make Your Own Jumpsuit with the Rational Dress Society
This is a Two-Part Workshop:
July 16th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
July 17th, 10–6 pm
$55 WCCW Members / $60 Regular
Join the Rational Dress Society for a two day workshop in which we learn to make JUMPSUIT, an ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes. During the workshop, participants will learn to sew their own JUMPSUITS using the pattern designed by the RDS. What if you never had to pick out an outfit again? What bonds might be formed between JUMPSUIT-wearing individuals? Make a JUMPSUIT and find out!
Participants should bring a working sewing machine, scissors, and three yards of non-stretch fabric in a color or pattern of their choice.
Learn more about JUMPSUIT, the Rational Dress Society, and their unique sizing system that accommodates 248 individual sizes, at www.jumpsu.it
The Rational Dress Society is a counter-fashion collective founded by Chicago-based designer Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Los Angeles-based artist Maura Brewer. Together, they make JUMPSUIT, an ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes. JUMPSUIT has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago and in the Dome of Visions in Copenhagen. The Rational Dress Society are recipients of the 2015 Creative Economic Development Fund Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles. Recent press includes The Guardian, the New York Times, and Surface Magazine.
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury is a Chicago-based designer, and Assistant Professor of Fashion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past ten years, she has produced ready-to-wear collections under her labels Elmidae and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury. She has participated in many juried markets and showrooms, selling her collections internationally.
Maura Brewer is a Los Angeles-based visual artist. She received her MFA from UC Irvine in 2011, and was a 2014-2015 Whitney Independent Study Program fellow. Her videos and performances have been exhibited internationally in Vienna, Los Angeles and New York. She teaches at The University of Southern California and Art Center College of Design.
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