BY JOY OFASIA
LOCAL fashion designers and other invited participants have attended a Fashion Technical Sketch workshop at the Coral Sea Resort on Tuesday 12 November.
The workshop was organized by the Solomon Islands in Creative Fashion ahead of the 2019 Solomon fashion show which will be held on Saturday 16 November at the Coral Sea Resort.
14 participants attended the workshop including designers from provinces and two participants from San Isidro school in East Guadalcanal. The one day workshop is one of the programs which falls in line with the 2019 Solomon Islands fashion week-long program.
Workshop facilitator, Elizabeth Lobi said that the workshop aims to train and improve the understanding of designers to design and create standard garments for the Solomon Fashion show this weekend.
Elizabeth said that designers need to know the right fabric of different garment styles.
“Sketching is very important for designers to learn because all these leads to making new patterns and skill work in designing standard garments.
“We want to help out women who have the passion in fashion and design to improve their understanding of creating standard garments,” she said.
San Isidro school – life skill teacher, Margaret Ann Laloga who also has a hearing impairment said that she is very happy to have attended the workshop.
“This is my first time to have attended a fashion technical sketch workshop and my purpose to come is to learn more new things here especially in designing skills as a life skill teacher,” she said.
Margaret said she now understood how to choose the right fabric to sew different styles of garments.