Vivienne Westwood puts her students through rigorous training in fashion design. Students receive productive criticism on their new designs. Students visit art galleries.
The fashion-conscious public appreciates Westwood's distinctive fashion designs. Two German students spend eight weeks with Westwood.
Students struggle to hold on to their dreams. All students learn to cut, sew, and finish garments. Westwood's students do not receive pay while they observe and participate in Westwood's studio.
Students present their textile designs to an international jury. Klaus Kahle of Escada reviews student entries. Jury members judge all aspects of textile design and on the theory of design.
Vivienne Westwood's designs are purely her own. Fashions receive careful attention to detail in preparation for the Paris Show. A young man presents his original coat design.
Students put finishing touches on costumes and accessories for their first show. Students model historic costumes as well as their own designs.
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Called Britains most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric, and controversial designer, Vivienne Westwood is also an esteemed professor of fashion at Berlins Academy of Arts. This program profiles Westwood while capturing the student experience under her rigorous tutelage. Footage of her apprenticesin the classroom, learning the ropes at her London workshop, and putting on a fashion show where intricate historical costumes take pride of placeprovides penetrating insights into what it takes to become a top-ranking fashion designer. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)
Length: 27 minutes
Copyright date: ©2000
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