Fashion Design: Japanese-Inspired Patterns

A course by Alisa Menkhaus , Fashion Designer

Fashion Designer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined March 2022

Explore the captivating world of Japanese-inspired fashion and enhance your personal style with unique and cultural designs.

  • English, German
  • 94% positive reviews (31)
  • 2390 students

Explore the captivating world of Japanese-inspired fashion and enhance your personal style with unique and cultural designs.

A course by Alisa Menkhaus

Discover the art of designing and sewing garments with a fusion of German and Japanese influences in this online course led by Alisa Menkhaus, the Creative Director of the renowned label SUSUMI AI. In this course, you will immerse yourself in the world of fashion and learn to create unique pieces that blend traditional Japanese fabrics with the contemporary European zeitgeist.

In this creative journey, Alisa will guide you through the process of designing and sewing garments that have never been seen before. She will provide an introduction to the cultural meanings of Japanese fashion and help you choose the right materials, with a special focus on sustainability.

Throughout the course, you will explore different design techniques, such as creating color charts and initial sketches, as well as drawing patterns and conducting needle tests alongside model fittings. Finally, you will learn the art of sewing, from assembling individual pieces to stitching the final seams.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 22 downloads

Japanese fashion and design
12 minutes, 25 seconds
Collection of ideas and color
14 minutes, 15 seconds
Draw the pattern 1
19 minutes, 12 seconds
Nettle sample with model fitting
14 minutes, 59 seconds
English, German
  • 94% positive reviews (31)
  • 2390 students
  • 20 lessons (4h 29m)
  • 22 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

In the final project of this course, you will have the opportunity to put your newfound skills to the test by producing a fresh take on a unisex kimono jacket. Using the techniques and knowledge acquired throughout the course, you will design and sew a garment that reflects your unique style and showcases the fusion of German and Japanese influences.

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed for individuals who have a passion for fashion and want to explore the possibilities of blending German and Japanese aesthetics in their designs. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced designer, Alisa Menkhaus will provide you with the necessary guidance and techniques to create garments that stand out from the crowd.

Requirements and materials

To fully engage in this course, you will need a sewing machine and other tailoring equipment, as well as a basic familiarity with sewing techniques. Additionally, having a creative mindset and a willingness to experiment with different design concepts will greatly enhance your learning experience. Get ready to embark on a creative journey and bring your vision to life through the art of garment design and sewing.


Reviews

2390 Students
31 Reviews
94% Positive ratings

Alisa Menkhaus

A course by Alisa Menkhaus

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Fashion Designer

Alisa Menkhaus is a visionary Creative Director and co-founder of SUSUMU AI, a label known for its unique blend of Japanese and German fashion. With her debut collection awarded the prestigious Golden Needle by ESMOD Hochschule Berlin in 2015, Alisa has established herself as a force in the fashion industry.

Her designs are characterized by a fusion of traditional Japanese fabrics, rarely seen in contemporary fashion, with the modern European spirit. Alisa's passion for preserving ancient craftsmanship while developing high-quality, made-to-order garments drives her to create pieces that reflect individual personalities and can be cherished for years to come.


Content

  • U1

    introduction

    • About me
    • Inspirations
  • U2

    The basics

    • Japanese fashion and design
    • materials
    • Choice of fabric and sustainability
  • U3

    The design

    • Collection of ideas and color
    • Create the sketch for the jacket
  • U4

    Creating the pattern

    • Draw the pattern 1
    • Draw the pattern 2
    • Draw the pattern 3
    • Nettle sample with model fitting
    • Edit the cut
  • U5

    The making of the jacket

    • Cutting of the original fabric
    • Sew and attach the pockets 1
    • Sew the pockets and put them on 2
    • Sew the pockets and put them on 3
    • Sew the jacket 1
    • Sew the jacket 2
    • Sew the jacket 3
    • The finished jacket
  • FP

    Final project

    • Making a Japanese inspired kimono jacket

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Fashion Design: Japanese-Inspired Patterns. Craft, and Fashion course by Alisa Menkhaus

Fashion Design: Japanese-Inspired Patterns

A course by Alisa Menkhaus
Fashion Designer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined March 2022
  • 94% positive reviews (31)
  • 2390 students