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Upcycle: Pre-loved to Streetwear Course

  • Citis Square Simpang 13 Jalan Komersial Jaya Setia BSB, Daerah Brunei-Muara, BB2713 Brunei (map)

Get your eco-warrior journey rollin’ with style in a crash course in clothing upcycling and street apparel designing! Bring your own tops and learn how you can transform them into your own rendition of streetwear with Nabilah of @upsyklco and Nazy Sam of @kava.bn. Make them sleek or chic -- the choice is yours!

Course Dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June 2019
Duration: 3-4 hours per session (See schedule)
Registration Deadline: 20 June 2019
Workshop Fee: BND 125
Venue: UPSYKL Showroom, Citi Square
Recommendation: Bring along your excitement and burning questions for fashion and upcycling! Students are recommended to bring at least one pre-loved top.

By the end of this workshop, you are officially #MadeInBenchLab and will know: 1) how to deconstruct pre-loved clothes by unpicking the threads and cutting, 2) basic sewing skills with a machine, 3) the creative direction in designing clothes into streetwear by utilising a portfolio and a moodboard, and 4) how to style the final upcycled clothing item.

BenchLab Talented Instructor: Nabilah of Upskyl and Nazy Sam of KAVA. You’ll be learning from the dynamic duo with a vision of revolutionising the local fashion industry. Nabilah is an active advocate of sustainable fashion. She has set up UPSYKL in order to increase the local awareness about it and drive the community towards a zero-waste world. Her collaborator this time round, is Nazy Sam -- the boss lady of a street apparel fashion line with a sprinkle of her own twist, KAVA. She has been designing and sewing outfits ever since she was 14. Equipped with the years of experience and skill, she took part in the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017, where she was the finalist to represent Brunei in the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week. In 2018, she was given the opportunity to showcase Kava’s runway collection. The duo hopes to help aspiring fashion designers in finding the ropes to their dreams and it could start simple from rummaging your closet!

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